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Advancing the private club industry in Western PA requires a multi-faceted approach.  To accomplish this, the PCMF Board balances all service, scholarship, and program funding within the framework of the Foundation's core values.  The listings below include all of the annual support programs provided by the Foundation, representing approximately $60,000 of funding.   Any growth of funding will allow for the expansion of our scholarship and civic outreach programs.  Please consider what you can do to assist us in our mission by visiting the SUPPORT section of this website.

These programs are focused on supporting the continuous development of current private club leaders in the Pittsburgh Chapter of CMAA.  Specifically, the PCMF's goal is to support top-quality education and training, and encourage members to achieve CMAA's industry-leading certifications.

Chapter Education:
We fund all annual education expenses for the Chapter, including a minimum of one CMI Workshop and four regular education sessions.

GLRC Sponsorship:
  The Great Lakes Regional Conference (GLRC) is a annual collaborative event between the New York, Greater Cleveland, and Pittsburgh CMAA Chapters.  The PCMF provides underwriting for the Pittsburgh Chapter’s ongoing commitment to the conference.

GLRC Registrations: 
  We offer registration subsidies or full tuition support for Chapter members attending the Great Lakes Regional Conference.

Business Management Institute (BMI) Scholarships: 
This tuition scholarship is available to all Pittsburgh Chapter of CMAA members for BMI courses applicable towards the attainment of the Certified Club Manager (CCM) or Certified Chief Executive (CCE) accreditation.

Research and Studies: 
We provide support for research or studies concentrated on the advancement of private club professionals or for the benefit of the members and member clubs of the Pittsburgh Chapter of CMAA.

These programs encourage the development of future leaders in the private club industry.  Specifically, the PCMF focuses its efforts on the two Student Chapters affiliated with the Pittsburgh Chapter of CMAA:  Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) and Robert Morris University (RMU).

Student and Faculty Education Registrations:  The PCMF funds registrations for up to six students and one faculty advisor (for each Student Chapter) at every Pittsburgh Chapter of CMAA education session.

Fundraising Matching:  Both Student Chapters have received a commitment from the PCMF to match their annual fundraising programs dollar-for-dollar, up to $5,000 each.  This program supports their attendance at conferences and for on-campus programs.

Student Chapter GLRC Registrations:  We offer registration subsidies or full tuition support for Student Chapter members, and faculty advisors attending the Great Lakes Regional Conference.

Hospitality Management Student Scholarships:  This scholarship is available to any IUP or RMU Student Chapter member.

These programs focus on providing opportunities or assistance for individuals in our communities. 

Community Support:  The PCMF supports other charitable organizations focused on the betterment of our communities or that concentrate on adult professional development and vocational training.  If you represent a charity that is aligned with this approach, please CONTACT US to introduce your organization for our consideration.

Special Assistance:  When assistance is needed in our local community, or even our national community of private clubs, we stand ready to provide support for emergency relief or other special circumstances.  In 2017 and 2018, the PCMF provided financial support for private club employees impacted by hurricanes  in Texas and the Carolinas.

Intern Scholarships:  This scholarship is available to any student-intern or current employee of a Pittsburgh Chapter of CMAA member club.