Our Donors

Thank you to the following individuals and companies who have committed to creating globally responsible citizens through travel with a donation to the SYTA Youth Foundation. These gifts have been received by the Foundation as of March 30, 2024.

Annual Giving Society

Creating a lifetime of passionate travelers

Voyager – $50,000+

Group Collect

 

Trailblazer – $20,000 – $49,999

Kaleidoscope Adventures • WorldStrides

 

Pathfinder – $10,000 – $19,999

Bob Rogers Travel • C&F Travel Insured International • Education Travel Adventures • Fly My Group • Music USA Festivals • Visit Savannah

 

Adventurer – $5,000 – $9,999

AFC Travel • Broadway Inbound • Dance the Magic! • Discover Puerto Rico • In Honor of Marvin Gerber • Education Travel Adventures • The Empire State Building Observatory • Trip Mate, Inc. • Universal Orlando Youth Programs

 

Discoverer – $2,000 – $4,999

Amie Schuler • AON Travel Practice • AdvantEdge Tours • Boston Attractions Group • Boston Duck Tours • CCIS, Inc. • Disney On Broadway • Disney Imagination Campus – Disneyland • Disney Imagination Campus – Walt Disney World • Golden Corral • Group Photos, Inc. • In Honor of Robin Parker  • International Motorcoach Group • Jagger Shuler • Melissa Ardales • Music Travel Consultants • New England Aquarium • Polynesian Adventure Tours • Receptively Yours • Summit Travel and Tours • Super Holiday Tours • The Green Lion • The Track Family Fun Parks • Tour Resource Consultants • Transportation Charter Services (TCS) • Travel Women International Golf Society (TWIGS) • Travelin’ Coupons

 

Explorer – $1,000-$1,999

Branson Convention & Visitors Bureau • Dance the Magic! • Danny Lewandowski and Kevin Facklam • Destination Niagara • Educational Tours, Inc. (Holt, MI) • Ethan Screnock • Florida Film Academy • Group Travel Network • Grueninger Music Tours • Heart of America • H & L Charter Company, Inc. • Leah Chandler • New York City Tourism + Conventions • Nowak Tours • PhotoVision, Inc. • Robin Parker • Titanic Museum Attraction • Travel With Barb • Visit Orlando • Wescott Family Fund

 

Wingman – $500 – $999

Adventure Student Travel • Amy Cannon • Allison French • American Travel Consulting • Amie Shuler • Ana Shirley • Anthony Hilden • Anthony Stacy • Barb Mock • Beth Beccone • Bruce Rickert • Bryan Cole • Bud Geissler • Cameron Parker • Carreras Tours, LLC • Carylann Assante • Cathleen Johnson • Christopher Rosenow • Cindy Brown • Claudia Boissonneault • Courtenay Betts • Debi Barr • Debra Borgwardt • Dayne Whitehurst • Denise George • Donna Adam • Gaurav Namit • George Nimmo • Good News Tour & Travel • Greenspring Tours, Inc. • Greg Bottenhorn • Greg Takehara • Heather Davis • Hollie Stevenson • Jagger Shuler • Jane Tougouma • John Percy • Jon Kevin Gossett & Alex Urdaneta • Justin Shuler • Karen Pitcherello • Karla Tomaszewski • Kasie Smith • Kathryn Fischer • Katie Conaway • Katy Summers • Kevin Herlihy • Kristen Schascheck • Leah Ann Ingram • Lisa Scalzo • Maury Schulte • Marcie Ellison Outerbridge • Melissa Ardales • Michael Grueninger • Michelle Hammock • Mitch Bach • Morgan Maravich • Nick Romeo • Norm Hull • Norman Rein • Pamela Sullivan • Paul Serra • PhotoVision, Inc. • Ripley Hunter • Rodolfo Elizondo • Robin Parker • Ryan Morris • Sandy May • Sara Hamlin • Shelly Cole • Stephanie Wessel • Summit Travel and Tours • Steve Maehl • Steven Gross • Tara Hippensteel • Teresa Crews • Tami Rogers • Teresa Vlasic • Tim Branson • Tom Merrill • Tom Vigna • Urte Land

Donations received as of March 30, 2024.

Acorn Society

Giving to a lifetime of sustainability for youth travel experiences

Alliance Member Services • American Classic Tours & Music Festivals • Bob Rogers Travel • Broadway Inbound • C&F Travel Insured International • Carylann Assante • Ethan Screnock • EXP Trips • Group Travel Network • In Memory of Othmar Grueninger • International Tour Management Institute (ITMI) • John Bissell • Nations Classroom • Neal Waldman • Receptively Yours • Ripley Hunter • St. Louis Ballpark Village • Travel With Barb • Travelin’ Coupons

Donations received as of March 30, 2024.

Lifetime Giving Society

Broadening young minds through travel since 2010

$250,000+

C & F Travel Insured International

 

$50,000+

Broadway Inbound • Educational Tours, Inc.  (Holt, MI) • Empire State Building • Festival of Music/Music in the Parks • Gerber Tours, Inc. • GroupCollect • Kaleidoscope Adventures • Travel Women International Golf Society (TWIGS) • Trip Mate, Inc. • Disney Imagination Campus – Walt Disney World

 

$25,000+

Academic Travel Services • Boston Duck Tours • Bob Rogers Travel• Disney on Broadway • Fly My Group • GoPegasus • Hard Rock Café and Hard Rock Heals Foundation • International Motorcoach Group • Music USA Festivals • New York City Tourism + Conventions • Serendipity Media • Student Universe • Super Holiday Tours• Universal Orlando Youth Programs • WorldStrides

 

$10,000+

American Tour & Travel • Andy Davidson • AON Travel Practice • Blue Man Productions • Boston Attractions Group • CCIS, Inc. • Choice Hotels International • Dance the Magic! • Disney Imagination Campus – Disneyland • Earl Grossman • Educational Travel Adventures • EF Explore America • Ellison Travel & Tours • Entertainment Marketing International, LLC • Ethan Screnock • Givenik.com • Group Photos, Inc. • Group Travel Network • Hersheypark • HSMAI Greater New York Chapter • Laser Quest Corporation • Mears Transportation • Michael Palmer • Music Travel Consultants • Neal Waldman • New England Aquarium • New Horizons Tour & Travel, Inc. • Nowak Tours • Peak Group Travel • Receptively Yours • Ripley Hunter • School Voyageurs • Sunsational Receptive Tours • The Air Travel Group • The Leaders Forum • The Track Family Fun Parks • Tony Saccaro, Jr. • Tourism Winnipeg • TourTools by DataVast Technologies • Transportation Charter Services (TCS) • Travel Adventures, Inc. • Travel Advocates • Unique Travel & Tours • Wyndham Hotel Group

 

$5,000+

AdvantEdge Tours • Adventure Student Travel • AFC Travel • American Classic Tours & Music Festivals • Branson Convention & Visitors Bureau • Branson On Stage Live! • Carylann Assante • Danny Lewandowski and Kevin Facklam • Discover Puerto Rico • Florida and Beyond Group Travel • Grueninger Music Tours • H & L Charter Company, Inc. •  Joel Keens • Leah Chandler • Legends Attractions • Luray Caverns • Medieval Times Entertainment, Inc. • Merlin Entertainments, PLC • Network for Good • PhotoVision, Inc. • Robin Parker • Titanic Museum Attraction •  Travelin’ Coupons • Visit Sacramento

 

Charter Member

Donations received as of December 31, 2023. 

SYTA Youth Foundation Past Chairs

2023-2024 Allison French, Broadway Inbound

2022-2023 Teresa DeFazio-Crews, Universal Destinations & Experiences 

2021-2022 Debra Borgwardt

2020-2021 Robin Parker, Kaleidoscope Adventures

2019-2020 Barbara McCormack

2018-2019 Bud Geissler, GroupCollect

2017-2018 Bruce Rickert, Peak Group Travel

2016-2017 Sheelagh Wylie, VisitBritain

2015-2016 Kirk Troen

2013-2014 Denise George, Receptively Yours

2012-2013 Kevin Herlihy, C&F Travel Insured International

2011-2012 Kerry Montgomery

2010-2011 Marie Martin

2009-2010 Kasie Smith, Serendipity Media

2008-2009 Bob Hoffman, Broadway Inbound

2007-2008 Jill Gleason-Knox

2006-2007 Keith Snode, Group Travel Odyssey

2005-2006 Bryan Cole, Super Holiday Tours

2004-2005 Neal Waldman

2003-2004 Cindy Brown, Boston Duck Tours

2000-2003 Ripley Hunter

SYTA Youth Foundation Charter Members 

Academic Travel Services • American Tour & Travel • Boston Duck Tours • Broadway Inbound • Choice Hotels International • Disney Imagination Campus – Walt Disney World • Earl Grossman • EF Explore America • Ellison Travel & Tours • Gerber Tours, Inc. • Group Photos, Inc. • Kaleidoscope Adventures • Laser Quest Corporation • Mears Transportation • Michael Palmer • Neal Waldman • New Horizons Tour & Travel, Inc. • Ripley Hunter • School Voyageurs • Sunsational Receptive Tours • Super Holiday Tours • The Air Travel Group • The Leaders Forum • Tony Saccaro, Jr. • Travel Adventures, Inc. • Wyndham Hotel Group

The SYTA Youth Foundation proudly thanks our program partners and sponsors

Program & Event Partners
Students on Broadway Program Partners:
Disney on Broadway
Hard Rock Café
Peak Group Travel
Starr Bus Charter and Tours

As of April 25, 2024.