About SHFM Foundation

Building Bright Horizon for our Industry

The Society for Hospitality and Foodservice Management Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports higher education through scholarships and student outreach programs. It is committed to the continued growth of our vital industry, which drives productivity and morale for millions of American workers every day.  

Foundation Vision Statement

To be the philanthropic leader attracting, educating and supporting diverse talent while extending SHFM’s impact in the industry. 

Foundation Mission Statement

To develop the next generation of diverse hospitality professionals by empowering individuals through awareness, education and relationship building.

Core Values

- Developing Students
- Supporting Education Awareness
- Nurturing Industry Talent
- Fostering a Diverse Community
- Engaging Members
- Creating Leaders

Foundation Bylaws

SHFM Foundation has adopted a set of SHFM Board approved bylaws by which the Foundation will operate. SHFM Foundation Bylaws

Check out the Foundation's work in our 2018 video!


SHFM Foundation Board

Jeanine Cosgrove-Albert
Vice President
At Your Service Staffing
Jay Silverstein Immediate Past Chair
Kristi Noyes
Managing Director
Systopia International Inc.


Billy Fleming

Billy Fleming
National Client Executive

Ed Krause
HR Consultant
Compass Group


Curtis Lease
Director, Business Development, Business Dining
Danielle Mason
Director of Foodservice Consulting & Design Services
Tim Mehlberg
Hospitality Business Instructor
The School of Hospitality Business
Michigan State University
Carolyn Milea

Carolyn Milea
Associate Director of Dining Services
New York University

Corey Silverstein
General Manager
Flik Hospitality Group

Davin Wickstrom
Director Strategic Partnerships - North America