National Parking Association’s Foundation, PII, Awards $80,000 in Hurricane Relief Grants
Friday, February 9, 2018
Aids Parking Professionals in Florida and Texas
Washington, D.C. (February 9, 2018)—In a first of its kind effort, the Parking Industry Institute (PII) raised $90,000 in disaster relief grant funding to aid parking professionals recovering from damage resulting from hurricanes Harvey in Texas and Irma in Florida. The Parking Industry Institute (PII) is the foundation of the National Parking Association (NPA).
NPA Board Chair Alan Lazowski, the CEO and Founder of LAZ Parking, led the fundraising effort at the 2017 NPA Annual Convention & Expo, held in October, in Palm Springs, CA. In total, members of the National Parking Association (NPA) raised $90,000 on behalf of PII to assist fellow parking professionals and their families. This outpouring of support demonstrates the caring and generosity of the parking industry.
PII, led by chair, Regina McLaurin of McLaurin Parking Company and the PII Trustees awarded 84.5% of the grant applicants with aid. Grants ranged from $1,000-10,000. All grantees are employees of NPA member organizations, including Florida International University, Next Level Valet, SP+, Towne Park, University of South Florida and Walter P Moore.
Founded in 1951, the National Parking Association is the voice of the $29 billion parking industry that employs more than 143,000 individuals. NPA is the leading trade association for the parking industry in North America representing the interests of public and private parking sector leaders and professionals. NPA provides research, advocacy, professional development and credentialing to its members. To learn more, visit WeAreParking.org.
About The Parking Industry Institute
The Parking Industry Institute, a Foundation of the National Parking Association, has a strong interest in supporting charitable endeavors, research, education and the educational opportunities for the parking industry on behalf of NPA. PII is led by a voluntary board, the PII Board of Trustees. PII has awarded more than $790,000 in grants and college scholarships. Learn more at: weareparking.org/FoundationPII.