Washington, D.C. – December 15, 2015 – Distinctive Hospitality Group (DHG) and Lou and Mark Carrier contributed $5,000 to the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation’s (AH&LEF) 2015 Annual Giving Campaign. This is their first gift to AH&LEF’s Annual Giving Campaign at the six diamond level.
DHG is a privately held, integrated hotel ownership and management company, founded in 2010 and backed by a group of seasoned hospitality professionals. DHG’s focus is to build long-term asset value in the hospitality sector to ownership,---
Lou Carrier, president of DHG, offers years of experience in the hospitality industry and has overseen a number of the most successful hotel establishments in the country, including the Hard Rock and the Wit Hotel. Mark Carrier, President of B.F. Saul Company Hospitality Group, is a 35 year veteran to the industry and is currently Vice Chairman of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA).
Lou Carrier said; “Both Mark and I started at the entry level of our industry and recognize those that helped us through scholarships to attend significant hospitality schools. We are pleased to contribute and carry on the tradition of support to others.”
“We are grateful to Mark and Lou for their support in funding programs that promote the industry’s future growth,” said AH&LEF President/COO Joori Jeon. “We need more industry leaders like them to find value in investing in the future of the industry.”
The Annual Giving Campaign is AH&LEF’s key yearly fundraising initiative supported solely by the hospitality sector. Initiated in 1997, the program generates funds for AH&LEF’s core programs that provide hospitality management students with academic scholarships, offer grants for pertinent industry research such as diversity and technology advancement, and promote hospitality as a career of choice.
AH&LEF is the not-for-profit affiliate of AH&LA and is funded solely by charitable donations from progressive hospitality leaders and companies within the industry. In 2015, AH&LEF is disbursing more than $1.2 million to prepare promising college students for a career in hospitality, to attract and retain talented industry professionals, and to fund valuable research for lodging properties. Since the Foundation’s inception, more than $19 million has been distributed through its scholarship, education, outreach, and research programs.
Support the Foundation by helping to fund the future of the lodging industry. For more information about donating, contact Michelle Poinelli, senior vice president of foundation programs, at (202) 289-3181 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ahlef.org.