Bree Anne Sutherland Scholarship

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Association Forum mourns the loss of Bree Anne Sutherland, Association Forum’s former director of learning, in December 2016. Bree touched many lives known and unknown. To honor her legacy, on January 25, 2017, the Association Forum Foundation Board of Directors approved The Bree Anne Sutherland Scholarship.



About the Bree Anne Sutherland Scholarship


The Bree Anne Sutherland Scholarship will grant a young professional (age 30 years or less) unlimited access to Association Forum’s education offerings for one year. All scholars also receive mentorship from Association Forum’s past Board Chair. At the conclusion of the “field” study, the scholar will be responsible for detailing his or her learning experience. The scholar must be a member of Association Forum, local to the Chicagoland association community and will be selected annually by the Association Forum Foundation President and CEO and staff.


2019 Bree Anne Sutherland Scholarship Recipient: Emily Thompson

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Emily Thompson is the Events Coordinator at the American Epilepsy Society. She has been in the association/events industry for 2 years and has a BA in Theatre from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She loves connecting and learning from her peers! She resides in Logan Square with her two miniature dachshunds and loves the Montrose Dog Beach.




2018 Bree Anne Sutherland Scholarship Recipient: Felicia Owens

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Association Forum Foundation is proud to announce that Felica Owens, is the recipient of the second annual Bree Anne Sutherland Scholarship! Felicia, the Governance Program Coordinator at the Society of American Archivists, was selected from an impressive group of qualified applicants.