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 January 18, 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 • Eric Marshall • 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 • Keith Stiff • Kevin Herlihy • Kristen Schascheck • Leah Ann Ingram • Lisa Scalzo • Maury Shulte • Marcie Ellison Outerbridge • Mark Harting • 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 • Summit Travel and Tours • Steve Maehl • Steven Gross • Tara Hippensteel • Tami Rogers • Teresa Vlasic • Tim Branson • Tom Merrill • Tom Vigna • Urte Land

Donations received as of February 12, 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 January 18, 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

Luncheon Sponsor
Golden Corral

Event Sponsors
ArctecHouse
Fogo De Chao

Program Partners
Academy Bus
Disney on Broadway
Hard Rock Café
Peak Group Travel

 

As of July 16, 2023