Everyone can help make a difference for those in crisis!
Board of Directors
Jo Ann Hoffman
Regional Director of Sales | ConventionPlanit.com
Karen Gonzales, CMP
Chief Operating Officer | USGIF
“I hope no one ever needs the assistance, but MIF is ready for those that have exhausted resources and are in crisis. It’s an easy way for us ALL to give back.”
Association Management, Convention and Tradeshow Consulting
“In an industry that spends its time making sure we take care of our customers, also taking care of each other when necessary is more than just a good idea – it’s the right thing to do.”
Retired - Hilton Senior Director of Sales & Industry Relations
Regional Director of Sales | DMI Hotels
“During a long career in hospitality & meetings, I am pleased to be able to work to help those in need during an emergency.”
Susan D. Haning, CMP, CEM
Director of Business Development, Freeman
“My mantra, something I have been raised with is “When you give to others, you get way more back than you ever imagined.” MIF optimizes this by providing financial support to those in our Industry in need. Why I embrace this? Because there is no better way to change a life…including your own!”
Frequently Asked Questions
Who qualifies for assistance?
Individuals who are directly involved in the planning, execution, delivery
How do I apply?
Applying is easy. Simply fill out this form. We will contact you within 24 hours and provide an answer shortly thereafter.
How much can I ask for?
Funds granted will be assessed and based on each individual situation and available resources.
What kinds of things are covered?
A situation that is causing you a financial crisis involving basic living necessities. We will generally approve requests that involve your ability to put food on your table and a roof over your head. Read some of our grant stories.
Who approves an application?
The Board of The Meetings Industry Fund reviews and judges each application based on the criteria established in our bylaws.
Do I have to pay the fund back?
There is no requirement to pay the Fund back.
Is my information kept private?
Your information will be kept in the strictest confidence. No one other than the members of The Meetings Industry Fund Board of Directors will see your application. Also, if you prefer that a particular board member NOT see your information, please email The Meetings Industry Fund with your request, which will be honored.
What types of of resources are available?
An emergency situation causing you an unforeseen financial crisis involving basic living necessities. The MIF will generally approve requests that enable you to put food on your table and have a roof over your head. Read some of our grant stories.