The SMPS Foundation established this endowment to honor deceased members who served in formal leadership roles of the Society and/or of the SMPS Foundation.
Individuals may donate to the SMPS Foundation specifically to support this endowment. Any accrued earnings from the fund are used to support leadership and learning opportunities for SMPS members. These activities may include scholarships or grants to underwrite attendance or program development for Build Business, The Pinnacle Experience, or other appropriate events sponsored by SMPS. Grants and scholarships may not be given annually.
Inaugural Honoree: Kenny Diehl, FSMPS
The first honoree of the endowment was the late Kenny Diehl, FSMPS, a past president of SMPS and the 2016 Weld Coxe Marketing Achievement Award recipient. The scholarship awarded that year supported one deserving member the opportunity to attend The Pinnacle Experience, the premier learning and networking event specifically designed for senior marketing leaders.