supporting student development



In 2021, two veteran CMAA leaders approached The Club Foundation about creating a fund dedicated to advancing CMAA’s student development efforts. They identified a founding group of CMAA chapter and national leaders and solicited their participation to establish the Chairman’s Fund. This fund will be managed by the Foundation and used to directly foster Association efforts that further develop, promote, and standardize a pipeline for individuals interested in club management careers. These dollars are critical to our industry’s future and will include funding club internships, supporting manager in development (MID) and other training programs, and advancing student awareness of the club management industry as a vibrant, fulfilling, and meaningful career path.

The Club Foundation’s core areas of funding include a commitment to support the future of the industry by providing resources to students. Currently, the Foundation supports several grants and scholarships that directly aid students and faculty members in the club industry and the Chairman’s Fund will allow the Foundation to grow that commitment.

Become a Founding Donor—Act Before February 18!

The opportunity to become a Founding Donor is only available until the CMAA 2022 World Conference and Business Expo begins, so don't miss your chance! Our Founding Donors each pledged to contribute $10,000 or more over the next five years to support the Chairman’s Fund. Join them today in supporting student development.


Other Levels of Support

If you are unable to help at the Founding Donor level, we still welcome your generous donation or pledge at this time.


Contact Us

If you have any questions, please email Ava Spece, The Club Foundation Director of Development.