What is a Friendraiser?

Can’t make it to one of ASAE’s signature fundraising events but still want to support our mission? Volunteers and co-hosts across the country have found creative ways to give back to the ASAE Foundation in “friendraisers.” From a roast honoring past chair Peter J. O’Neil to luncheons and cocktail parties, friendraisers can take many forms and are a great way for current donors to share their passion for the foundation’s work with their network.

Interested in hosting your own friendraiser? Contact

Summer fest 2018

We have created a Host Committee made up of ASAE volunteers and donors that represent a wide cross section of the industry. These folks will be responsible for each finding 6 additional people to attend. This ambassador-like program combined with our anticipated marketing scheme we estimate will net us between 100 and 150 in Alexandria and between 50 and 75 in Annapolis.

Peter O’Neil, FASAE, CAE
ASIS International

Kiki L’Italien
CEO of Amplified Growth and Host of Association Chat

Shawn Boynes, FASAE, CAE
American Association of Anatomists

S’Neta Benefield
Sr. Coordinator, District Relations

Ruth Song
Director, Associations & NGO
Sage Communications

Emily Reineke, CAE
Managing Director

Tammy Barnes
Sr. Director, Practice Finance & Administration

Al Rickard, CAE
Association Vision

Cecilia Plaza, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
Vice President for Academic Affairs

Irving Washington, CAE
Executive Director
Online News Association

Celia Besore, MBA, CAE
Vice President of Membership & Programs
The Monitoring Association