Fighting Poverty, Strengthening Communities

HMSHost is uniquely positioned to give back to the communities in which it operates by combating the cycle of poverty at the local level. It’s HMSHost Foundation’s mission to fight poverty with food, shelter, education, and workforce development opportunities by directing our charitable investments based on our pillars of giving:

Relieve hunger and promote nutritional wellness

Combat homelessness through access to safe housing, furnishings, clothing, and stable employment

Encourage the next generation through access to education and training

Provide opportunity for financial stability through hospitality industry training and placement

Honor our veterans and their families by supporting programs that meet their needs for food, shelter, medical care, and job training and placement

Board of Directors

  • Paul Mamalian

  • Stephanie Havard

  • Steve Johnson

  • Derryl Benton

  • Vicky D’Angelo

  • Kristin Franzese

  • Susan Seubert

Letter from the HMSHost Foundation President

HMSHost has exciting news to share, and we anticipate you will be as enthusiastic as our team is. HMSHost recently established the HMSHost Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose mission is to fight poverty in the local community with food, shelter, education, and workforce development. We are very proud of our associates as they reach out every day to the communities in which we operate, through food donations, composting and other sustainability initiatives, educational outreach and support, relief effort donations, and other such activities. Through their dedication and passion, our associates have become a supportive force leading positive change for those in need. But we recognized that HMSHost, as an industry leader in food & beverage for travel venues, can do more. By joining with our partners, we can take these initiatives even further. HMSHost Foundation has been created to do just that.

We look forward to supporting the community we share with you by donating funds and resources, and volunteering time toward making a strong impact to not only fight poverty, but to prevent it. We aim to provide this support through our own corporate contributions, food donations, awareness activities, and fundraising events and initiatives such as canister programs and other traveler engagement. We realize there are countless ways to give back and we are eager to take our contributions to the next level.

As the HMSHost Foundation evolves, we look forward to working alongside internal and external stakeholders in making a positive change in our community. I welcome you to reach out to us with any questions about the foundation and our mission, and I look forward to sharing our progress with you.

Paul Mamalian

HMSHost Foundation, Inc.