Fred England, formerly the Chief Operating Executive of the Roger Smith Hotel in New York City and namesake for the Education Foundation
Mission Statement The mission of the Fred and Gertrude England Hospitality Education Foundation is to assist in the educational development of hospitality students by offering individual scholarships to member employees or their dependents.
Education Foundation History The New York State Hospitality and Tourism Association officially incorporated its scholarship fund into an Education Foundation in 1999. In appreciation to Fred England and his late wife Gertrude's longtime involvement and dedication to the scholarship program, the Foundation voted to change its name in May, 2001 to the Fred and Gertrude England Hospitality Education Foundation.
Fundraisers NYSH&TA sponsors the annual Saratoga Summer Fundraiser every summer to benefit the Hospitality Education Foundation. This fundraising event is held at the Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, NY and all proceeds benefit the scholarship fund. Other fundraising events are held throughout the year.
Foundation Officers The Foundation is headquartered at 1 Computer Drive South in Albany, NY. The Officers include:
Chairman of the Board:David Heymann, Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel & Conference
Vice Chairman:George Ntim, Marriott Marquis Center
Secretary:David C. Brower, SUNY College of Technology at Delhi
Treasurer:Mark Dorr, Interim President of NYSH&TA
Member-at-Large:John Tsunis, Long Island Hotels LLC
Member-at-Large:K. William Gunther, RIT Inn & Conference Center
Member-at-Large:Robert Holt, Best Western Plus Cooperstown Inn & Suites
Member-at-Large:Fatena Williams, Herald Square Hotel
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