Advancing the careers of administrative professionals through research, education and publication initiatives.
The Research and Educational Foundation (R&E) was established as a non-profit organization in 1966 to focus on promoting the careers of admins through scholarships and its own professional development programs.
In 1969, high school senior Jackie Watts became the foundation’s first $2,000 scholarship winner (the equivalent of about $12,000 today) to help her study business education at Middle Tennessee State University. In the years since, the R&E has raised nearly half a million dollars for scholarships and to support research and benchmarking studies related to administrative professionals.
In recent years, IAAP has reaffirmed its commitment to the foundation and refocused on validating the association’s certification exams and providing financial support for deserving admins to attend educational events.
We need your help to make that possible. Just like those secretaries who banded together in 1942 to make their profession stronger by founding IAAP, we have the opportunity to enrich the careers of admins across the U.S. and around the world. It’s vital work.
If you have questions about the Research and Educational Foundation e-mail the R&E at firstname.lastname@example.org.