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ISPA FOUNDATION SPONSORS Why Support the ISPA Foundation CHAT Live & Silent Auctions? ISPA: Why has your company chosen to sponsor the ISPA Foundation Live & Silent Auctions? COOLA Suncare: The ISPA Foundation Auctions brings everyone together at the end of what is always a successful show for everyone involved. It’s an amazing opportunity to be part of an event where we celebrate various passions—from art and travel to music and experiences. It’s common to see vendors and retailers having a great time playfully jockeying for position as they strategically place their bids as the clock winds down. A lot of fun for a great cause! Matrix Fitness: The ISPA Foundation Auctions is a great sponsorship for us as we love to see friends in the industry come together to support a cause that we are all passionate about. We rely on the research to make important business decisions, so we’re glad to be able to support ISPA and the Foundation in this way. ISPA: How does your team determine what to donate to the ISPA Foundation Auctions each year? C: Our marketing and sales departments always have a great time getting together to brainstorm fun and distinctive ideas that will generate a lot of donations. Last year’s project, a COOLA Stand Up Paddle Board, was extra fun because we got to design it as well! FOUNDATION 2015 ISPA FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS OFFICERS CHAIRMAN Jeff Kohl Spa & Club Ideations VICE CHAIRMAN Frank Pitsikalis ResortSuite DIRECTORS Ella Stimpson ISPA Vice Chairman The Spa at Sea Island Michael Tompkins ISPA Chairman PALM Health Lynne McNees ISPA President MEDICAL ADVISOR Brent Bauer, M.D. Mayo Clinic M: For the last several years we have donated an E3x Suspension Elliptical trainer to the Auctions. It’s always a big hit among bidders! HONORARY BOARD MEMBERS Ruth Stricker The Marsh, A Center for Balance and Fitness ISPA: What is your company’s favorite ISPA Foundation initiative? Deborah Szekely WELLNESS WARRIOR C: We love data—especially about the spa, health and wellness industry! The annual ISPA U.S. Spa Industry Study offers unique and insightful information gathered from some of the most respected people and properties in the spa world. It’s a study that year over year, helps us guide our business growth and target new and trending opportunities. The ISPA Foundation wishes to thank the following supporters for their generous contributions: M: The ISPA Foundation Mary Tabacchi Scholarship is such a great opportunity for young professionals to get involved with ISPA and the spa industry. We’re thrilled that for the second year in a row, the ISPA Foundation has been able to offer two scholarships. ■ LUMINARY Ruth Stricker BENEFACTOR Dr. Howard Murad PATRON TO CHECK OUT all of this year’s exciting donations, grab a copy of the Auctions Catalog at the ISPA Resource Center or visit biddingforgood.com to access the online version. Plus, be sure to visit the Auction Area and join the Live Auction from 4:30 to 6 pm on Tuesday, Oct. 20 during the 2015 ISPA Conference & Expo. 90 PULSE ■ October 2015 Massage Envy Franchising, LLC Red Door Spas