The foundation supports projects that train and educate people for careers in the hospitality sector. For the past several years, it has funded an annual scholarship for hospitality services students enrolled at Temple University. It also provides money for PHL Diversity’s annual Hospitality Education Day, which is designed to provide guidance to high school and college students interested in careers in the hospitality field. This free program strives to ensure that Philadelphia’s diverse communities have the opportunity to participate in and benefit from the hospitality economy.
The foundation partners with the City of Philadelphia, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and many other hospitality organizations to promote Philadelphia as a dynamic travel destination and location for large events. Over the years, the foundation has supported the regional efforts that led to Philadelphia hosting premier events such as the historic annual Army-Navy Game, the NFL Draft (2017), the Democratic National Convention (2016), and the Republican National Convention (2000). Each of these events brought significant economic activity to the Philadelphia region.
The foundation supports projects to beautify and enhance high-profile public spaces in Philadelphia. Its goal is to ensure that parks, historical sites, monuments and buildings—particularly those located in the city’s historic, cultural and convention corridors—remain well-maintained and welcoming to the public.
The foundation funds programs that highlight and support the region’s dynamic hospitality sector. It supports events that showcase and celebrate the work of the men and women employed in the region’s hospitality industry. By highlighting existing employees and their accomplishments, the foundation helps develop a robust workforce for the regional hospitality industry.
Interested in learning more or contributing to current PHLCVB Foundation programs? Contact Arthur M. Ayres, Jr., PHLCVB Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration, at email@example.com.