Help Advance Our Industry with an ABA Foundation Auction Donation!

Help Advance Our Industry with an ABA Foundation Auction Donation!

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:

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 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 or 202-218-7246.

Thank you for your support!


Peter J. Pantuso, CTIS
President & CEO, American Bus Association
President, American Bus Association Foundation

About the American Bus Association

The American Bus Association (ABA) is the trade organization of the intercity bus industry, with more than 1,000 motorcoach and tour company members in the United States and Canada. Its members operate charter, tour, regular route, airport express, special operations and contract services. Another 2,800 members are travel and tourism organizations and suppliers of bus products and services who work in partnership with the North American motorcoach industry.

About the ABA Foundation

The American Bus Association Foundation (ABAF) is the scholarship and research arm of the motorcoach, tour, and travel industry. The largest non-profit in motorcoach group travel, the ABAF distributes $60,000 a year in scholarships to industry families and invests in research to demonstrate the important role motorcoach transportation plays in society.


Melanie Hinton, Vice President, Communications & Marketing, ABA
Office: (202) 218-7220
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