The California Hotel & Lodging Association Education Foundation (CHLAEF)

The California Hotel & Lodging Association Education Foundation (CHLAEF) provides funding and assistance to individuals studying in the field of hospitality and the California institutions that offer hospitality training, as well as for related activities which further research and knowledge in the field of hotel management with respect to the lodging, hospitality, and food service industries. In just the past two decades, CHLA’s Education Foundation has contributed more than $500,000 to the future benefit of the California lodging industry.

Education Foundation Scholarship Information


Annual Online Auction to Grow Hospitality Education 

The CHLAEF would like to thank the many generous members of the industry who donated items to the 2018 annual online auction, which supports its scholarship program.  The 2018 auction is now closed. Please check back in fall 2019 for auction details.

CHLA and its Foundation have been working with high schools, community colleges and workforce development agencies to help raise the awareness of careers in the hospitality industry.  This increased focus on the industry has resulted in an increase in available courses, and in the number of students who are making career changes.  We need a well-trained and excited workforce pool!

CHLA Partners