Monday, December 19, 2011

Give the Gift of Education, I Did

photo of hiking trail in Nehalem Oregon by Nancy Zavada
I believe the most important way to secure our future is to teach the next generation. When it comes to the future of the planet and the future of the meeting industry it is vital. I also believe in putting my money where my mouth is, so last year I personally funded the first full student scholarship to the GMIC 2011 Sustainable Meetings Conference.

Gianna L. Stone, San Diego State University, was the first recipient and in her Student's Perspective she says, "I learned more in three days than words can explain...GMIC, through this conference, opened my eyes to sustainability in a whole new light."

Today, I wrote the check to fund a scholarship for a student to attend the 2012 Sustainable Meetings Conference. If you are able to give back to our community and make the difference in the life of a student, I ask you to join me.

If you are a student, you are the future! Please watch the GMIC website for details on applying for the 2012 scholarships.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Nancy, THANK YOU. We serve together on the Foundation Board, so we both know how important your support is -- to GMIC, and to the future of the industry. Going back to the earliest days of GMIC, and right up to the most recent Foundation meeting, I'm in awe of your commitment and of all that you've contributed.