TOP 5 WAYS TO SUPPORT THE ISPA FOUNDATION
YOU ALREADY KNOW the ISPA Foundation ’ s mission is to improve and enhance the value of the spa experience . As the leading source of education and research about spa industry topics , the ISPA Foundation performs work crucial to advancing spa culture to a broader audience .
Most ISPA members know what the Foundation accomplishes but may not be aware of opportunities to be part of our important efforts .
Here are five actions you can take in 2023 to help lead the spa industry and ensure the Foundation is able to continue its strong mission :
VOLUNTEER YOUR KNOWLEDGE The ISPA Foundation supports education and research — and no one is a better source than the ISPA membership . Your depth of ex-
perience and knowledge and your unique perspectives are important to accomplishing our mission .
CHECK OFF A RENEWAL CONTRIBUTION It ’ s as easy as a checkmark . When you renew
2 . your ISPA membership , make sure the ISPA Foundation box is checked . A small but powerful $ 25 contribution will be directed to the Foundation .
PARTICIPATE IN FOUNDATION EVENTS Any event has two success measurements : Did it
3 . achieve its goals , and how many people took part ? Whether you can devote time to planning and organizing events or you just make sure to show up and show support , your time is a significant contribution .
DONATE TO OUR FUNDS The easiest way to make a quick impact is to back the
4 . Foundation with a monetary gift . Because the ISPA Foundation is a 501 ( c )( 3 ) organization , contributions made to it may even have tax advantages . A “ Donate Here ” button on the ISPA Foundation web page makes giving easy .
BE AN AUCTION SUPERSTAR Every year , fundraising auctions at the Conference and
5 . online during the holidays are a primary source of the Foundation ’ s operating income . You can support every auction multiple times : Donate an item to be auctioned ; bid on your favorite offerings ; and share the link to virtual auctions with your friends and loved ones to increase our reach . A WELL-FUNDED FOUNDATION is enabled to pursue workforce and consumer initiatives , global research , scholarship awards , and many more worthwhile goals . With your ongoing support , 2023 can be our best year yet . Contact us at Foundation @ ispastaff . com to discuss how you plan to support the Foundation in the new year .
ISPA FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
OFFICERS CHAIR Frank Pitsikalis Agilysys
DIRECTORS Patrick Huey ISPA Chair
Kelleye Martin ISPA Vice Chair
Lynne McNees ISPA President
ISPA MEDICAL ADVISOR Brent A . Bauer , MD Mayo Clinic
HONORARY FOUNDATION BOARD MEMBER Deborah Szekely Rancho La Puerta
Good news about the Conference auction
ONE FINAL NOTE : We are so pleased to share the ISPA Foundation Live Auction will return to the Expo floor at the 2023 ISPA Conference in Las Vegas . This will make it even easier to access and will allow exhibitors and attendees to join in on the fun .
— FRANK PITSIKALIS , ISPA FOUNDATION CHAIR
60 PULSE n JANUARY 2023