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SHRM Foundation Staff

Staff Member Contact for

Mark Schmit, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP 
Executive Director
(703) 535-6494

New project/partnership ideas
Board and governance
Fundraising plans

Elissa Soares
Foundation Administrator
(703) 535-6020

General Foundation questions
State conference supplies
DVD requests 

Beth McFarland, CAE
Director, Foundation Programs
(703) 535-6371 

Thought Leadership Initiatives
Effective Practice Guidelines
Foundation publications 

Dorothy Mebane, Ph.D.
Manager, Foundation Programs
(703) 535-6219

Research grants
Scholarship & Award programs
Permissions requests

Ashlee Droscher Smith, M.S., CFRE
Director, Development
(703) 535-6291                 

Fundraising strategy
Major Gifts
Planned giving  

Allie Samis
Associate Development Specialist
(703) 535-6132

Chapter/State Council relations
Annual Campaign            
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