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The IBTTA Foundation is the charitable arm of IBTTA. The Foundation supports the IBTTA Leadership Academy and the work of the Leadership Academy Alumni Association.  The Foundation supports charitable good works through an annual community service project and operates a growing scholarship program. Contributions to the IBTTA Foundation and the Leadership Academy may be tax-deductible as charitable contributions under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.

Interested in Serving on the Board? Details are at the bottom of this page.

Learn more about the Foundation or make a financial contribution by clicking the button below. 


2021 Events & Sponsorship Opportunities

The Foundation is pleased to offer four different opportunities throughout the year to network and have fun in support of the IBTTA Foundation Scholarship Program. Please check back for future events.

Foundation Programs

Scholarship Funds

Through a competitive selection process, the IBTTA Foundation awards $5,000 scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students who are working towards a transportation-related degree at an accredited university.

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Leadership Academy

The Leadership Academy was founded in 2008 by the IBTTA Foundation Board of Directors. It is an executive development program tailored specifically for senior-level managers in public and private sector organizations that serve the toll industry.  The Leadership Academy is funded by student tuition fees. This annual program is held every February in Washington, DC. Applications are accepted from August - October each year for the following year's class.  Applications are now being accepted through October 18, 2021. 

In 2019, the Leadership Academy formed an Alumni Association (LAAA).  The association is nearly 400 graduates strong!  Find more information here

The Leadership Academy will resume in 2022 in Washington, DC, February 13-18, 2022.  This year, the LAAA will be offering one tuition scholarship.  Details will be available in the application material, available late summer 2021.

Annual Service Project

For the past ten-plus years, the IBTTA Service Project has been held in conjunction with the Maintenance, Engineering & Roadway Operations Workshop. IBTTA members organize this community volunteer project with a local organization in the city where the Workshop is held. 

In 2020, the Foundation supported St. Joseph's Children's Home, a non-profit supporting children-in-need in Louisville, Kentucky.  Louisville was the location for the Maintenance Workshop but it was canceled due to the pandemic.  A decision was made in early summer to head back to Louisville for a shortened version of the Maintenance, Engineering & Roadway Operations Workshop, this November 4-6, 2021.  That event is being developed and will include a one-day service project at St. Joes.  More info to follow but donations are being collected in anticipation of a great day!!

Read about our most recent project in 2019 »

Check out photos from all of our Past Service Projects!


Board Chair

Jim Wilson, TransCore, LP

Members of the Board
  • Larry Bankert, Kimley-Horn
  • Stephanie Blanco, Riverside County Transportation Commission
  • George Christopher, Douglas Stuart (DBE)
  • Federico Di Genarro, AISCAT
  • Patricia Horan GeoPat Consulting LLC
  • Greg Le Frois, HNTB Corporation
  • Tyler Milligan, Milligan Partners
  • Fran O'Connor, Atkins

Apply to Serve on the Board

The IBTTA Foundation Board is the chief governing body of the IBTTA Foundation.  The Foundation Board helps raise money to support the scholarship fund, annual service project, and other worthy endeavors.  Foundation board members serve staggered three three-year terms and those terms begin on January 1 of the year following their election by the IBTTA Board of Directors. 

Foundation Board Member Job Description

How to apply to serve on the IBTTA Foundation Board

If you are interested in serving on the IBTTA Foundation Board, please email the following to Pat Jones, Executive Director & CEO:

  • A letter expressing your interest in serving on the IBTTA Foundation Board.
  • A short resume describing your professional experience and your relationship to tolling, transportation and IBTTA. The resume will help the nominating committee get to know you better and make an informed decision.
  • A letter signed by your Chairman or the head of the body to whom you report saying that your organization is prepared to support you in your service on the IBTTA Foundation Board including the financial and time commitment required for board service.
Supporting a candidate who has applied for a position on the foundation board

If you wish to write a letter in support of someone who is applying for a position on the IBTTA Foundation Board, please do so by emailing Pat Jones.