Did you know that the motorcoach travel and tourism industry has an economic impact of over $178 billion? That’s over 1.4 million American jobs supported by our industry. How do we know this? The ABA Foundation’s mission is to support the motorcoach travel and tour industry with research and scholarships that benefit companies like yours.
Supporting the American Bus Association Foundation is one of the best ways you can invest in your business and our industry. Your support produces research that educates lawmakers, stakeholders and the public on how important our industry is to everyday lives. We’re also committed to you and your family’s education. Each year, the ABA Foundation awards $60,000 in scholarships to 21 industry families. Every employee at every ABA member company, and in most cases, their children, are eligible to apply for an ABAF scholarship.
As we work towards making the upcoming 2017 Marketplace in Cleveland our best event to date, we would like to ask for your support at the ABA Foundation Marketplace Auction. If you are a past donor, you are welcome to donate the same item/package, or you can put something different up for bid. The donation form for the 2017 auction and information on our support tiers can be found here: http://www.buses.org/assets/images/uploads/pdf/2017_Marketplace_Auction_Donation_Form.pdf.
The Foundation will also hold a smaller, online-only auction in mid-September as a preview of the Marketplace auction. If you would like to donate an item for the September auction, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that items cannot be submitted for the September auction in lieu of the Marketplace auction; if you wish to donate for the September auction, you must also make a donation for the Marketplace auction.
Participating in upcoming ABA Foundation auctions is a great, low-cost opportunity to increase your brand awareness while supporting our research and scholarship programs. If you have any questions, please contact Matt Manousoff at email@example.com or 202-218-7246.
Thank you for your support!
Peter J. Pantuso, CTIS
President & CEO, American Bus Association
President, American Bus Association Foundation