The Foundation for Packaging Education had a good AICC Spring Meeting, thanks to the focus of the board of directors and to the generosity of so many AICC member companies.
The foundation held its very first board meeting on Monday, April 26. Chair Al Hoodwin opened the meeting, and in short order, the board approved the foundation’s first budget, for fiscal year 2022 (July 1, 2021–June 30, 2022). A committee will be formed to explore fundraising event possibilities going forward (see the Foundation for Packaging Education article, page 68, in the May/June 2021 issue of BoxScore).
The Foundation for Packaging Education donor pin was the fashion accessory during the Spring Meeting in Amelia Island, Florida. At the start of the meeting on Monday, April 26, there were 19 donor members whose attendees could wear the coveted pin. These companies had pledged a combined $795,000. By the time the meeting ended on Wednesday, April 28, the foundation had 30 donor members, and many lapel pins were being worn!
The pledge total stood at $1.345 million by the end of the Spring Meeting; AICC’s million-dollar match challenge was met! AICC will undertake the transfer of $1 million from its investment accounts to the foundation’s. With a combined $2.345 million in pledges and
donations, the goal is now to achieve $3 million by the end of SuperCorrExpo at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, which runs August 8–12.
The mission of the Foundation for Packaging Education is to ensure a stable source of funding to sustain AICC and industry education programming for the thousands of individuals employed by AICC member companies in the corrugated, folding carton, rigid box, and related supply industries.
Your pledge can make a difference in the training that your team members receive. And you get to make a fashion statement!