Pulse July 2018 - Page 66

isPa fouNdatioN fouNdatioN IT PROBABLY ISN’T HARD TO GUESS my favorite part of the ISPA Conference & Expo. Aside from General Sessions (who doesn’t get enraptured by our incredible speakers each year?), I love Auction night. The excitement. The competition. The amazing items up for bid. And it’s all for a cause that is near and dear to my heart: The ISPA Foundation. The ISPA Foundation is vital to the spa industry’s success. This one event funds the Foundation’s groundbreaking research initiatives and scholarship programs that ensure we have the best of the best in future leaders. This one night ensures the spa industry’s future is bright. The ISPA Foundation Live & Silent Auctions raise the vast majority of the Foundation’s funds for the year, which is why I implore each and every one of you to get involved in the event somehow. That could mean asking your company to donate an Auction Item. We always have excellent product baskets, experience packages and global getaways donated by our amazing ISPA members. You could also ask around to friends and friends of friends to ensure we have even more donations at the Auction. Some donations each year aren’t even from ISPA members but have been acquired because members know people who care about our industry. If nothing else, you can place a few bids. Be sure to stop by the Silent Auction during the first two days of the ISPA Conference & Expo to bid on items that strike your fancy. If you’re unable to make it to this year’s ISPA Conference, you can bid online by heading to biddingforgood.com and searching for the 2018 ISPA Foundation Live & Silent Auctions. If you are in Phoenix, don’t miss the main event: The Live Auction. It will be a fun evening filled with drinks, competition and raising money for the best possible cause. “I love Auction night. The excitement. The competion. The amazing items up for bid. And it’s all for a cause that is near and dear to my heart: The ISPA Foundation.” 2018 ISPA FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS OFFICERS CHAIRMAN Frank Pitsikalis ResortSuite VICE CHAIRMAN Sharilyn Abbajay Mattison Avenue Salon Spa Suites DIRECTORS Garrett Mersberger ISPA Chairman Todd Hewitt ISPA Vice Chairman Lynne McNees ISPA President Todd Shaw Technogym MEDICAL ADVISOR Brent Bauer, M.D. Mayo Clinic HONORARY BOARD MEMBERS Ruth Stricker The Marsh, A Center for Balance and Fitness Deborah Szekely WELLNESS WARRIOR The ISPA Foundation wishes to thank the following supporters for their generous contributions: LUMINARY Ruth Stricker BENEFACTOR Dr. Howard Murad PATRON Red Door Spas ResortSuite —fraNK PitsiKalis, isPa fouNdatioN cHairMaN 64 PULSE ■ July 2018