Allie Foundation of Georgia, Inc.

Mission Statement: The Allies Foundation of Georgia, Inc. fosters growth for the future of the live events industry through strategic partnerships aligned to support our foundation initiatives between the education and business communities.

As events have moved toward creating a valuable experience for the attendee, we have also seen a trend in the live events industry to ensure that the event itself has a deeper meaning than just a “party”. It’s not uncommon for an event to now have an  altruistic purpose – filling the need to give back.

In 2015, when the Allies, the “event” – became Allie Awards, Inc. certified 501 (c)(3) public charity, it was imperative to lay the foundation for success with an all-volunteer Board of Directors. Members of the board include past Allie Awards Event Chairs along with representatives from our five Strategic Partner associations: ACVB, ILEA, MPI, NACE, WIPA.

Together, the members of the board attend regular meetings, have a fiduciary responsibility to properly manage the funds and oversee the strategic mission of the organization to support continued growth which allows us collectively to give back to our community and to the industry we all know and love.

We are excited to share that at the close of 2022, we have officially changed the name of our not-for-profit 501(C)(3) organization with the State of Georgia to be now known as the Allie Foundation of Georgia, Inc. This will allow us to create a greater level of year round engagement within our community and some separation from the annual event known at The Allie Awards.

Board of Directors

President

Terry Singleton, CSEP, CDMP
CCP Events, Inc

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President
Terry R. Singleton, CSEP, CDMP,
CCP Events, Inc

I am honored to serve as President of the Allie Foundation of Georgia, Inc. Board of Directors, a 501 C 3 not-for-profit organization. Over the last 5 years, we have worked tirelessly to grow into an organization that proudly fosters the dreams of tomorrow’s rising stars. Recognizing those rising stars come from college hospitality education programs, we provide support with scholarships awarded to directly to the college program to then distribute to their best-in-class students To date we have awarded over $25,000 in scholarships and could not have done so without the support of the events community.

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Vice President, Finance

Claudette Pate
Goldner Associates

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Vice President, Finance
Claudette Pate
Goldner Associates

I recently had the honor of mentoring Event/Hospitality students looking to break into this amazing industry. When that program ended, getting involved with the Allie Awards was a natural next step for my need to continue giving back to an industry that has given so much to me over the last 30+ years. Serving as VP of Finance, I have seen firsthand the fruits of our collective labor through our long standing partnership with Georgia State University, School of Hospitality.[/modal_popup_box]

Vice President, Administration & NACE Liaison

Dee Lane Eade, CPCE
I Do Linens

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Vice President, Administration & NACE Liaison
Dee Lane Eade, CPCE
I Do Linens

Giving back through ALLIE involvement helps each of us strengthen our companies for the future. By giving of time, talent and monetary donations, we help individuals with scholarships for education and continued professional development  for proper credentialing. The talents we hone assist each of us giving the Special Events industry more validity in the marketplace and coming full circle with a stronger industry today and tomorrow.

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Vice President, Strategic Partners and Donors & WIPA Liaison

Irene Tyndale
Irene Tyndale Events

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Vice President, Strategic Partners and Donors & WIPA Liaison
Irene Tyndale
Irene Tyndale Events

It is an honor to recognize and celebrate the best of Metro Atlanta’s event and hospitality industry.  One of my personal goals is to educate and mentor the next generation of event industry professionals and the Allie Awards has given me an avenue for this.  We produce an amazing event for those who produce fantastic events for their clients daily.

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Director, Marketing & ACVB Liaison

Amanda Dyson
Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Director, Marketing & ACVB Liaison
Amanda Dyson
Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau

I am honored to serve on the board of the Allie Awards, I love encouraging the future of our industry thrive in their education with the scholarships we provide to hospitality programs in and around Atlanta.  The Allies shine a well-deserved light on our outstanding industry partners, and I admire the hard-working individuals that make The Allie Awards happen every year.

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Director, Events

Andrew McDonald
Andrew McDonald Meetings & Events

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Director, Events
Andrew McDonald
Andrew McDonald Meetings & Events

I have a strong attachment to the Allies having gotten involved in 1994 just a few months after moving to Atlanta from London. Involvement at various levels over 25 years has kept me networked in, and connected with, our industry no matter where I worked or what sector of the industry I was in. It’s important to celebrate excellence in our industry while at the same time, enabling the next generation of meeting and event professionals with the scholarships we present.

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Director, Community Outreach & MPI Georgia Liaison

Melissa Legaux, CMP
Cobb Travel & Tourism (Cobb CVB)

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Director, Community Outreach & MPI Georgia Liaison
Melissa Legaux, CMP
Cobb Travel & Tourism (Cobb CVB)

It’s an honor to be part of the Allie Awards board of directors as an appointed representee with MPI Georgia. The nominees and winners of the Allie Awards are the cream of the crop within the events industry. It’s a joy to honor and celebrate successes and accomplishments of nominee’s ability to produce quality, innovative and creative events.

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Director, At Large & ILEA, Greater Atlanta Liaison

Sandy Bell
Imperial Events

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Director, At Large & ILEA, Greater Atlanta Liaison
Sandy Bell
Imperial Events

Being involved with the Allies is important to me because I am a very Big supporter of education and community involvement, and the Allies represents every aspect of both their involvement in education and the community. 

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