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HFTP Helps 2018

Omni Louisville Hotel

October 24–26, 2018

HFTP Helps 2018 — Louisville

As part of its ongoing charitable efforts, HFTP Helps at the 2018 Annual Convention will direct its fundraising towards the HFTP Scholarship fund in support of hospitality education. From its very beginning, HFTP and its chapters have actively provided for students working toward a career in hospitality and supporting the next generation of hospitality professionals.

Traditionally, the HFTP Helps program has also supported a local charity located in the Annual Convention's host city. To follow  tradition, the money raised at this year's event for the HFTP Scholarship will be directed to area hospitality, finance and technology centered education programs overseen by NAF.

About NAF

NAF is a national network of education, business, and community leaders who work together to ensure high school students are college, career and future ready.   

NAF has grown from one NAF Academy of Finance in New York City to hundreds of academies across the country focusing on growing industries including: finance, hospitality & tourism, information technology, engineering, and health sciences. During the 2017-18 school year, over 100,000 students attended 644 NAF academies across 36 states, including DC and the US Virgin Islands. In 2017, NAF academies reported 97 percent of seniors graduated with 90 percent of graduates planned to go to college.

From HFTP Connect: HFTP Partners with NAF to Help High School Students “Be Future Ready” in Hospitality, Finance and Technology

Churchill Downs

Greater Louisville Chapter Event

Thursday Night Social at the Kentucky Derby Museum

October 25 / 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. / Tickets: $50 USD per person


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Experience a piece of Louisville history and contribute to HFTP Helps. Attend the Thursday night social event hosted by one of HFTP's newest chapters. The event will include food and cocktails, a live DJ, tours of Churchill Downs Racetrack, and storytelling about Halloween haunts and tales of lore that will send a chill down your spine. A portion of the tickets will be contributed to the 2018 HFTP Helps fundraiser.

Silent Auction — Donations Requested

Now open and available to all, the auction has a variety of items such as hotel stays and dinners. Bidding is centralized on a mobile website, with alerts programmed to help you follow auction activity. The auction will run through October 26 at 9:00 p.m. EST.

Item donations are now being accepted. Click on the link below to submit an item. Or begin bidding by visiting to the auction website.

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