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February 1, 2018



'Always be grateful.' -Timothy S. Y. Lam

Message from Ellen

I recently celebrated my 70th birthday surrounded by dear family and friends, marking not just a new year but a new decade in my life. Milestones are celebrated with gusto as they represent new beginnings and an opportunity to reflect.

With the Foundation, everyday we provide new beginnings. Through education, we help individuals gain career success, stability in life and then the cycle continues. Please read on to see our work in action.

Thank you for your support.


Ellen Lam
Board of Trustees President
Timothy S.Y. Lam Foundation

In this issue:
  • Thank You Letters
  • TSYLF Sponsorship Announcements
  • Welcome New TSYLF Associate
  • Tips & Trends
  • Reading Recommendations
  • Event Calendar
  • Call for Applicants - Winter Deadlines 
Thank You Letters
Dear Timothy S Y Lam Foundation Donors,
I would like to offer a heartfelt thanks to you for believing in me and honoring me with a Certified Professional in Catering and Events Scholarship. The scholarship was a greatly appreciated gift that is going to make all the difference in my success.  I recently passed the CMP exam and I look forward to the opportunity to continue sharing my knowledge as a Certified Meeting Professional.  As the owner of an event planning business, the designation is going to positively change  how I am able to do business and the clients I am able to serve.  Keep doing what you are doing because it helps, it works, and you are making a difference in the industry! 
Kindest Regards,
Tony Scurry, MBA, CMP
Since becoming CMP certified my confidence in myself and my abilities has reached a new level. I feel confident that my peers trust my judgment and trust that any meeting or event that I plan will not only meet, but exceed their expectations.  Now that I am CMP certified my peers value my opinion, judgment and decisions. The newfound confidence that I’ve acquired was made possible by the financial assistance from the Timothy S Y Lam foundation. Thank you for helping me to believe in myself and realize my full potential.

Chantell  Bowman, CMP
Convention Manager
Ashfield Meetings & Events

Three students from The International School of Hospitality recently attended the NACE Evolve Conference 2018 in New Orleans on a Travel Grant funded
by the Timothy S Y Lam Foundation. The conference is designed for those who are considering joining a NACE leadership team.


The Timothy S Y Lam Foundation is proud to support the following hospitality organizations by providing financial support for educational speakers, travel and research grants.  Could your hospitality association benefit from financial support?  Please contact for more information.  




  • Funding towards NHLA Quarterly Speaker Series
  • 100 grants for qualified Certified Guest Service Professional (CGSP) applicants
  • Funding for Women in Lodging and NHLA NRG: Next Reigning Generation Inaugural Retreats
  • Funding towards SNHCA Quarterly Speaker Series
  • Grants for 15 Certified Hotel Concierge (CHC) applicants

Welcome new Timothy S Y Lam Foundation Associate, Jenna Dosch.
Jenna previously served on the National Association for Catering and Events Las Vegas Board prior to joining #TSYLF and has been an active member of the events community in Las Vegas since 2006.  She graduated with a BFA in Photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York.
Tips & Trends

Ten Hotel Trends for 2018: Independents Lead the Way

The Travel Market Report

10 Hotels You Should be Following on Instagram

The Points Guy

Event Trends Watch: The Largest Trends Database of 2018

The Event Manager Blog
Reading Recommendations

2017 Amazon Business Book of the Year

The Heart of Hospitality: Great Hotel and Restaurant Leaders Share Their Secrets  by Micah Soloman.

Catering and Convention Service Survival Guide in Hotels and Casinos. by Lisa Lynn Backus and 2016 TSYLF Gala Honoree, Patti J. Shock.

February Calendar
February 13, 2018
Mardi Gras
February 14, 2018
St. Valentine's Day

2018 Best Valentine's Day Dining in Las Vegas - Gayot

February 16, 2018
Chinese New Year

Many ways to celebrate the New Year. - Culture Trip

February 18-21, 2018

Catersource | The Show for Catering & Event Professionals

Call for Applicants - Winter Deadlines
Winter Application Grant & Scholarship Deadlines.
To be considered for a winter scholarship or grant, please submit all applications by the dates listed below.

February 22, 2018:
CPCE Scholarship
CSEP Scholarship
Certification Scholarship
Travel Grant

February 25, 2018:
CMP Scholarship

Donate Today

The Foundation appreciates all donations. 


TSYLF is a nonprofit private foundation as described in sections 501(c)(3)
of the Internal Revenue Code.


EIN 45-4735106

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