Handlery Foundation Donates $5,000 To The CH&LA Education Foundation

Sacramento,CA –The Handlery Foundation is giving back to the hospitality community through a $5,000 donation to the California Hotel & Lodging Association Education Foundation (CH&LAEF) scholarship program.

The Handlery Foundation has been a tremendous supporter of the CH&LA Education Foundation for many years and supports its mission to foster the education of our future hospitality industry leaders.The Handlery family has been an active member of the California Hotel & Lodging Association for two generations, with Jon Handlery, President of Handlery Hotels, sitting on the CH&LA board of directors, for many years.

“The Handlery Foundation is a true credit to our industry, and has once again, demonstrated its commitment to the future of our industry, and the importance of educational opportunities for hospitality professionals.” noted CH&LAEF President, Candace Savage of USA TODAY. “The need to support hospitality as a career pathway is crucial to maintaining a high quality of service in California’s hospitality industry. We greatly appreciate the Handlery Foundation’s support.”

Hundreds of students and lodging industry employees have benefited from the generosity of the Handlery Foundation and the CH&LA Education Foundation thanks them for their commitment and encourages others in supporting the future of our industry.


The California Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (CH&LAEF) is the not-for-profit educational arm of the California Hotel & Lodging Association (CH&LA). CH&LAEF is dedicated to developing hospitality leaders of the future, providing continuing education for current hospitality employees, and funding research to shape the future of California’s lodging industry. Since its inception, over $1million has been distributed through CH&LAEF’s scholarship, education, outreach, and research programs. CH&LAEF is funded solely by charitable donations from generous leaders and companies within the hospitality industry.