About The Florida Attractions Scholarship Foundation


In 2012, the Florida Attractions Association (FAA) announced the creation of the Florida Attractions Foundation (FAF). As a result of the generous support of our members, the FAF has awarded $25,500 in scholarships to 42 recipients.

Now called the Florida Attractions Scholarship Foundation (FASF), a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, the new name emphasizes the purpose of the Foundation: to award financial support to post-secondary students studying in hospitality-related fields. 

Beginning in 2018, scholarships are awarded exclusively to employees to FAA members businesses and their dependents. The goal is to provide an additional benefit to FAA members and concentrate the organization’s limited resources on its own FAA family.


Foundation Board of Directors


Nick Romeo
Double T Multimedia

Executive Director

Bill Lupfer
Florida Attractions Association

Kurt Allen

Mississippi Aquarium
Gulfport, MS

Wayne Atherholt
City of St. Petersburg, Mayor's Office
St. Petersburg

Rick Beddow
Universal Orlando

Holly Blount
Industry Partner

Paul Burns
Industry Partner

Rick Cain
St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum
St. Augustine

Eric Eimstad
Miami Seaquarium

Elaine Fraser
Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse
St. Augustine

Steve Geis
Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
Charlottesville, VA

Andrew Hertz
Industry Partner

Linda Higgins
FPIS Brochure Distribution and Marketing

Matt Johnson
IMAG History & Science Center
Fort Myers

Barbara Kenney
Kenney Communications

Kim Long
Industry Partner

Chuck Wray, Jr.
Welcome Guide-Map
Pinellas Park

Scott Rose
Tourism Insights

Donna Ross
Industry Partner