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SHRM Foundation

Kelly Marcoux, SHRM-CP, PHR
Director, SHRM Foundation

About the Foundation

The SHRM Foundation was founded in 1966 as a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). It is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors from the HR profession, including academics, practitioners and representatives from SHRM. The Foundation funds research, publications and education to advance the HR profession and enhance the effectiveness of HR professionals. To support its important work, the SHRM Foundation conducts an annual fundraising campaign. All contributions to the Foundation are tax-deductible.

New for 2017

The SHRM Foundation has a new website! Complete with new navigation, page layouts and more to help you create inclusive organizations where employees thrive and organizations achieve success!

In addition, we have adopted a new strategy with a new mission, vision and purpose. As part of this strategy, in 2017, we will work on two initiatives: Preparing for the Aging Workforce and Integrating and Engaging Military Veterans in the Workforce. And, we will award more than 300 scholarships in 2017 – our highest amount yet!

To get involved and learn more about these exciting changes visit the New SHRM Foundation page @

HR Florida Contributions

HR Florida has continuously been a leader in donating contributions to the SHRM Foundation, In 2016, HR Florida was number one in the nation for Fundraising State Councils.  We hope to achieve this recognition again in 2017!  

  • January 2017 Council Meeting & Leadership Conference - $4,700+ raised which was  29% increase from 2016.
  • Silent Auction/50-50 Raffle and the Great Duck Race held during the HR Florida State Conference raised $7,000.
  • Results for 2016 total contributions increased from 2015 by 12%, with HR Florida and Chapters raising $77,552.00! Out of 28 chapters, all contributed to the Foundation.  As you can see by our results, the biggest contributors are our chapters and we are very proud of the support from our great state!
  • Breakdown:  Chapters: $68,745 HR Florida State Council: $26,412.

Help us reach 100% participation in the state of Florida by ensuring that all chapter donations are received by December 31, 2017.   To be recognized at the SHRM Volunteer Leader's Summit in November, the donations should be submitted by early October.


How to Become a Chapter Champion

The SHRM Foundation’s Champions Program recognizes exceptional chapters and state councils for their commitment, leadership and generous support to the SHRM Foundation. 

2017 Requirements:

The basic checklist

Time may be short, so this basic checklist is everything your chapter/council should complete to become a SHRM Foundation Champion and qualify as an Aging Workforce Partner.

Designate a SHRM Foundation Chair or Director to lead your chapter or council Foundation activities.

Share with your members about the SHRM Foundation and present the 10 minute PowerPoint presentation about the current inclusion initiative: employing the aging workforce.

Ask your members, and strongly encourage your board members, to join Team Empower by making a donation of $30 or more to the SHRM Foundation and pledging to support our inclusion initiative.

Host a fundraising event to benefit the SHRM Foundation.

Make a donation from chapter or council funds to the SHRM Foundation by December 31.

When completing the SHAPE workbook, include your chapter's/council's work to support the SHRM Foundation (see section 2, #5 on page 8 in the Chapter Workbook or see section 2, #6 on page 7 in the Council Workbook).

The advanced checklist

After you've mastered the basic checklist step-up to tackle this advanced checklist.  

Complete everything in the basic check list, plus:

Join the SHRM Foundation's quarterly CLA webcasts to learn more about the current work, upcoming scholarship deadlines and activities, and impact of the SHRM Foundation.

Launch a Team Empower membership drive at your chapter or state council conference to encourage attendees to join Team Empower. Consider giving Team Empower members special seating during a meeting or a small give-away provided by a sponsor. The SHRM Foundation can provide you with special donation forms and Team Empower badge ribbons.

Encourage members to apply for SHRM Foundation scholarships, available for academic studies, SHRM certification, and professional development. Work closely with your Certification Chair, Education Chair, and College Relations Chair to launch a campaign to announce the scholarships, offer support during the application process, and to celebrate winners from your chapter or state.

Host a full session or chapter meeting about the employing the aging workforce. Partner with your Workforce Readiness Chair to poll your member with the SHRM Preparing for an Aging Workforce Chapter Survey to compare your members' readiness for the aging workforce to the national survey fielded by SHRM. Share and discuss the results with your members.

The elite checklist

You're passionate about empowering HR professionals and building inclusive organizations, and you're ready to find creative ways to make a difference.

Complete everything in the basic check list and the advanced checklist, plus:

Make a goal to join the Top 10 Fundraising State Councils or Top 25 Fundraising Chapters by hosting multiple fundraising events, a large-scale event, or a donation drive to benefit the SHRM Foundation.

Create a chapter or council goal to have a select number of scholarship winners from your chapter or state by sharing about scholarships, supporting members as they apply, and celebrating your scholarship winners.

Sponsor a SHRM Foundation scholarship that will be awarded annually to a member in your chapter or state.

Invite a speaker from SHRM's Speaker's Bureau to present the program on "HR and the Aging Workforce: Strategies and Best Practices".

Contact your local AARP chapter office to partner on local activities or to create an opportunity for members to offer resume and interview coaching for mature workers.

Share your most innovative campaign, activity, or event by applying to become an Innovation Award Winner!

Go to for more information and to apply.


SHRM Foundation Contributions

Your charitable donation is an investment in the future of the HR profession and supports the important work of the SHRM Foundation -- including scholarships, research grants, and educational resources. All donations made to the SHRM Foundation are tax deductible.



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