CFHLA Foundation


CHAIRMAN:  Gerald Urquiola, Caribe Royale Resort & Convention Center
VICE CHAIRMAN: Louis Robbins, Former CFHLA Chairman
SECRETARY / TREASURER: Sonja Giselbrecht, Sheraton Suites Orlando Airport

Next Foundation Board Meeting

Date:  Friday, August 4, 2017
Time:  12Noon - 1:30PM
Location: CFHLA Offices

For your information, the CFHLA Foundation, a separate State of Florida Business and a 501 (c) (3) organization, was created in 2009 to serve as the "Giving Arm" of CFHLA.

Foundation Board of Directors:

Chairman - Gerald Urquiola Caribe Royale Resort & Convention Center
Vice Chairman - Louis Robbins Key Performance Hospitality Management 
Secretary / Treasurer - Sonja Giselbrecht Sheraton Suites Orlando Airport
Dennis BeMent Former CFHLA Chairman
Jack Bubb Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
Jim Burns Grande Lakes Orlando
Ron Caimano Former CFHLA Chairman
Amy Diehl Awnclean USA, Inc.
Ruthann DiLauri Minuteman Press
Greg Hauenstein Former CFHLA Chairman
Peter Kacheris Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek / Waldorf Astoria Bonnet Creek
Ed Schrank T&G Constructors
Laura Sherman Guest Services
Duane Winjum Springhill Suites by Marriott Orlando at Flamingo Crossings


Mission Statement:

"To enrich an environment where the hospitality community in Central Florida can grow and thrive."

Giving Statement:

"The CFHLA Foundation donates to advance Hospitality and Tourism Initiatives, youth related causes and community advocacy."

Donation / Giving Philosophy:

"The CFHLA Foundation serves as the exclusive "donation provider" for all association charitable giving."

General Grant Application:

To be considered for a CFHLA Foundation Grant, please complete and submit the official grant application.

CFHLA Foundation
Community Grant Application 

to download the 2017 Application 

Please send completed applications
via one of the following methods: 


Mail: 6675 Westwood Blvd.
Suite 210 Orlando, FL, 32821
ATTN: Community Grants

Fax: (407) 313-5050

Grant Timelines:

Submitted grant applications will be considered by the CFHLA Foundation Board of Directors. 

Meeting Schedule:
The CFHLA Foundation Board of Directors meets quarterly during each calendar year.

Bacchus Bash Scholarships and Grants for Hospitality Education:

For your information, net proceeds from the annual CFHLA Bacchus Bash fundraising activity supports Hospitality Scholarships and Hospitality Grants.

Contact Information:

If you have questions relating to the Grant Application Process, please contact CFHLA Staff Person Taylor Hahn -