Pulse September 2020 - Page 68

ISPA FOUNDATION FOUNDATION SPAS CONTINUE TO REOPEN, TIME MARCHES ON and we’re beginning to draw closer to next spring’s 30th ISPA Conference & Expo, which is now only eight months away. During this time of tremendous uncertainty, the generosity of ISPA members has continued to amaze me. In addition to the scores of initiatives our members have launched to support first responders, donate masks and more, the ISPA Foundation just recently received a few new donations for the next ISPA Foundation Live & Silent Auction. If you’ve contributed to the ISPA Foundation, I’d like to thank you for your continued support of the work we do for the industry. Each donation makes the research we provide—such as this spring’s COVID-focused Consumer Snapshot—possible. As our industry recovers from the setbacks of 2020, accurate and detailed research will be critical to blazing a path towards new growth for every ISPA member. If you’d like to donate an item for an upcoming ISPA Foundation auction, please reach out to the ISPA staff at ispa@ispastaff.com, or visit experienceispa.com/about/ispa-foundation. Donating an item to the ISPA Foundation isn’t just a great way to give back, though—it’s also a tax-deductible way to put your brand in front of ISPA members from around the world. In addition to our Live & Silent Auctions next spring, we’re currently working with our auction partner, Handbid, to potentially develop exciting digital auctions this fall. It may seem far away now, but next spring we will be gathered together safely ISPA FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS OFFICERS CHAIRMAN Frank Pitsikalis ResortSuite DIRECTORS Patrick Huey ISPA Chairman Michelle Adams Somerville ISPA Vice Chairman Lynne McNees ISPA President ADVISOR TO THE BOARD Garrett Mersberger ISPA MEDICAL ADVISOR Brent Bauer, M.D. Mayo Clinic HONORARY FOUNDATION BOARD MEMBER Deborah Szekely Rancho La Puerta FUNDRAISING ADVISORS Lynelle Lynch Yvonne Smith in celebration, and our ISPA family will chart a course for the future. The ISPA Foundation is excited to play a part in that future, whatever it may hold, and contribute to it with industry-leading research and a reimagined ISPA Foundation Auction. Until then: stay healthy, stay strong and stay tuned for more news about digital auctions this fall. Donations of all sizes make a difference. Visit experienceispa.com/about/ ispa-foundation to show your support. —FRANK PITSIKALIS, ISPA FOUNDATION CHAIRMAN 56 PULSE ■ SEPTEMBER 2020