AEF Give the Gift Program

Inspire Together

A Virtual Celebration of our Industry’s Talent Champions

December 10 at 6:00pm ET

Inspire Together celebrates 50 Talent Champions who exemplify a commitment to nurturing our next generation of talent and investing in building a stronger bridge between our industry and academia. These talent champions represent the entire industry – brands, agencies, and non-profits – and have worked tirelessly to create richer and more diverse talent pipelines for the benefit of all our organizations. AEF Talent Champions represent companies such as Anheuser-Busch InBev, Clorox, Pepsico, Mastercard, IW Group, DDB, Hearst and Univision.
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Give the Gift of an ANA Membership to a University

In today’s world, schools are struggling financially. Curricula is outdated. Students are facing poor job prospects. Remote learning has impeded the quality of connection between professor and student. The ANA Educational Foundation (AEF) has worked with academia for almost 40 years and in 2020, it has been closely involved in answering the calls from students and professors for help. Delivering content to thousands of students with industry materials and engaging more than 700 professors during the pandemic, the AEF has seen first-hand the issues that all universities are facing.

To keep our next generation of talent engaged and the professors who educate them inspired, the AEF is asking the industry to donate an ANA membership directly to a university of their choice. Access to ANA content, conferences, and training will not only bridge the gap, but even help accelerate the learning by offering the cutting edge tools, content, conferences, and training the ANA offers.

Donation Details

Download this deck which highlights how to donate and the ANA membership donation levels. Please contact Elliot Lum at or at 617-304-6992 for more details.

University Guidance

If you need guidance on which school could benefit from your donation, the AEF has worked with more than 2,500 schools in its history. Some schools for your consideration listed below.

AEF Program Partners

Cornell University
Fordham University
Iowa State University
Michigan State University
Pace University
Syracuse University
Temple University
University of California, San Diego
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Minnesota

Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs)

Alabama State University
Bethune-Cookman University
Delaware State University
Hampton College
Howard University
Morgan State University
North Carolina Central University
Prairie View A&M University
Tuskegee University
University of D.C.

Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs)

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
College of Mount Saint Vincent
Concordia University Chicago
Florida International University
Loyola Marymount University
Texas A&M University
Texas Tech University
University of California, Irvine
University of Central Florida
University of the Southwest

Diversity-Rich Schools

Amherst College
Georgia State University
George Mason University
Occidental College
Pomona College
Rutgers University, Newark
Swarthmore College
Stanford University
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Wellesley College

"The new generation of talent is not hierarchical, and does not think of their job as work."
— Gord McLean, President and CEO at ANA Educational Foundation