We believe the EDPA Foundation is the heart and soul of our industry; where concern and caring for our families leads to a stronger and more vital industry, and greater contribution to the economy of our nation.


Since 2001, the EDPA Foundation has:


51 Foundation Grantors


$700,000+ in the EDPA Foundation Endowment


80+ scholarships awarded to students of industry families since 2004


150+ industry families provided with financial and emotional support during times of hardship


2 Partner schools with exhibit design programs supported: the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and Bemidji State University

Contribute to the "Road to one Million"

EDPAF Scholarship Fund

The EDPAF Scholarship Fund was created in 2004. We award scholarships for higher education for families of industry members.  These scholarships are to be awarded to industry members and their families to help pursue university level of study. Any immediate family member of an individual working anywhere in the exhibition industry, who has graduated or will graduate high school and has accepted attendance at a post-high school educational institute, is eligible to apply. To date, over 80 scholarships have been given.


Do you have a child or know of one in the industry who is entering college in the fall?  Are you or your spouse are thinking about finishing a degree or starting a new one?  Start the EDPA Foundation Scholarship application process by clicking the button below.

NOTE:  This form must first be completed by Weds. May 1, 2019
in order to declare interest in the scholarship application.  It is not the application itself.

The Randy Smith Memorial Golf Classic

The Randy Smith Memorial Golf Classic is the oldest continuous charitable benefit in our industry. The event raises funds to aid industry members and their families suffering emotional and financial hardships.

Unfortunately, there will always be industry members who are in dire need of our support

If you would like to learn more about the RSMGC, or find out how you might help support this endeavor, details and application forms are available here.