Foundation Committee

Mission Statement: To oversee IAFP Foundation monies, solicit gifts to the Foundation, and identify and fund programs which further the goals and objectives of the Association

Next Meeting

July 9, 2017
Tampa Convention Center | Tampa, Florida

In conjunction with IAFP 2017

How to Join

Involvement in committees and professional development groups (PDGs) offers Members the opportunity to share a wealth of knowledge and expertise. Members of committees and PDGs are the architects of the Association structure. They plan, develop and institute many of the Association's projects, including workshops, publications and educational sessions. Technical challenges facing the food safety industry are discussed, examined and debated. Members may volunteer to serve on any number of committees or PDGs that plan and implement activities to meet the Association's mission.

Special Committees provide support services to IAFP on a continuous basis. Individuals are recommended by the Chairperson, subject to the Executive Board's review. Membership consists of a balanced representation from industry, government and education. All appointments are for 2-year renewable terms. Requests for membership should be directed to the Chairperson.

Minutes

2017 Board Response to Recommendations

  1. Make provisions to create a means for membership to donate non-monetary gifts to the Foundation (airline miles, hotel points, etc.).

    Board Response: Agree, staff will investigate the process.

  2. Make provisions to create a means for membership to make provisions in their will for continued donations.

    Board Response: Agree, staff will investigate the process.

  3. Develop an initiative to create videos and unique means for continued Foundation communications to IAFP members, throughout the year.

    Board Response: Agree, video taken during IAFP 2017 will be used for a video.

2016 Board Response to Recommendations

  1. Consider the development of a tiered membership dues system (similar to Sustaining Membership) to provide additional opportunities for individual giving.

    Board Response: The Board is willing to review a proposal but it would need to provide a true benefit to be implemented.

2015 Board Response to Recommendations

  1. Consult our financial advisor regarding the possibility of reducing our investment in the Foundation Account by approximately $100,000 and moving these funds to the DSIP Investment.

    Board Response: IAFP staff will consult with the financial advisor.

  2. Expand the Travel Award for a Food Safety Professional from a Country with a Developing Economy to two (2) recipients for 2016.

    Board Response: Agree.

2014 Board Response to Recommendations

  1. Recommendation: Consult with our financial advisor regarding the possibility of reducing our investment in the Foundation Account by approximately $100,000 and moving the funds to the DSIP Investment.

    Board Response: Approved.

  2. Recommendation: Expand the State and Local Health and State Agricultural Department Employee Travel Award to include all of North America (verses only the United States) and increase the number given to six (6).

    Board Response: Approved.