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IBTTA Foundation

The Foundation is the Charitible Arm of IBTTA. The Foundation supports and conducts research on transportation and tolling; conducts training and professional development programs including the IBTTA Leadership Academy; supports charitable good works and operates a scholarship program. Contributions to the IBTTA Foundation and the Leadership Academy are tax deductible as charitable contributions under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.

Watch the 2017 promotional video about the Foundation


Philip Miller, AECOM

  • Federico Di Gennaro, AISCAT (Associazione Italiana Società Concessionarie Autostrade e Trafori)

  • Mike Heiligenstein, Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority

  • Priya Jain, Atkins N.A.

  • Marcelle Jones, Jacobs Engineering Group

  • Christine Keville, Keville Enterprises Inc.

  • John McCuskey, WSP USA

  • René Moser, ASFINAG

  • Rosa Rountree, Egis

  • Lisa Thompson, HNTB Corporation

  • P.J. Wilkins, E-ZPass Group/IAG Service Corp.

  • Kary Witt, HNTB Corporation




Programs of the Foundation

Leadership Academy

About the Leadership Academy

The Leadership Academy is an executive development program tailored specifically for senior-level managers in public and private sector organizations that serve the toll industry. The Program was founded in 2008 by the IBTTA Foundation Board of Directors. 

This intense week-long course is taught by recognized toll industry leaders, business partners, educators and public officials. The curriculum includes all facets of toll agency operations, administration, finance, marketing, business development, board relations, public affairs and related topics. The Executive Development Program is directed by Barbara K. Gannon, Psy.D., who has designed and delivered education and training programs in the transportation sector for more than 20 years.

The Leadership Academy is funded by contributions to the IBTTA Foundation and through the student tuition fees. This annual program is held every February in Washington, DC. 

The 2018 program took place February 11-16, 2018, at the Washington Marriott in Georgetown.  

To Apply

The application submission process begins in the Fall of each year for the following years' program. Check back late summer for more details on applying for the class of 2019. All questions about the program should be directed to Wanda Klayman

Leadership Academy Board of Regents


Andy Fremier, P.E., Bay Area Toll Authority, Metropolitan Transportation Commission


  • Lauren Hakos, Ohio Turnpike And Infrastructure Commission
  • Kevin Hoeflich, HNTB Corporation

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Annual Service Project

About the Annual Service Project

Each year, in association with the Maintenance & Roadway Operations Workshop, IBTTA and its members organize a community volunteer project that is local to the city of the Workshop. The Foundation funds the supplies and associated costs for each project. The funds are made available through project specific sponsorships. 

Current project

The next service project is taking place on Sunday, June 24, 2018, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in conjunction with the mid-year Board Meeting and the Maintenance & Roadway Operations Workshop. Please contact Wanda Klayman about becoming a sponsor!

Past Projects

IBTTA has been incorporating service projects into the Maintenance & Roadway Operations Workshop since 2008. Each year brings a differnt city and a carefully chosen project that greets us with new challenges and leaves us with a sense of accomplishment by having improved and strengthened a community. Be sure to check out all of our past projects.  

Scholarship Fund

About the Scholarship Fund

Through a competitive selection process, the Foundation awards each year, two $5,000 scholarships to undergraduate students who are working towards a transportation related degree at an accredited university. The two 2017 winners were announced in August. You can support the scholarship fund now by making a contribution.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation's largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability or national origin.

2018 SCHOLARSHIP Opportunities

The application period for 2018 is closed. 

  • Application period opens: February 21, 2018.

  • Application submission deadline: April 4, 2018.

  • Award Recipients are notified mid-to-late May 2018.

2017 Foundation Scholarship Recipients

Andrew Bunn
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (May 2019)
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

Miranda Simon
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (May 2018)
North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND

​​Press Release

Virginia and North Dakota University Students Awarded $5000 Each to Pursue Transportation Related Degrees

Veterans Initiative

About the Veterans initiative

The International Bridge Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) established the IBTTA Foundation (the Foundation) as its research, educational and charitable arm. The Foundation supports training and professional development and conducts charitable good works programs.

During 2016, IBTTA leadership placed an increased emphasis on Foundation activities, to include development of professional, educational and/or charitable support for military veterans. The IBTTA Veterans Initiative was formed to help serve this role.

IBTTA members who were also US military veterans expressed strong support; many members are already engaged in their own volunteer veterans-assistance activities. Initial meetings and phone calls identified some specific areas of interest, primarily in helping veterans find employment with the IBTTA active and associate membership. This is considered to be a charitable service for members of the military community. This can also be a valuable service to help IBTTA membership recruit good employees with skills in areas such as IT and operations.

Initial contacts and meetings identified that there are a very large number of existing organizations which provide some assistance and services. There does not appear to be a need to create new types of assistance or services, but rather a need to help coordinate and promote these services. Individual members of the Veterans Initiative group conducted numerous activities on their own, and some information was collected and disseminated for consideration. Now, a more formalized structure is needed to shape IBTTA’s support and organization of this work.

IBTTA commissioned the development of this Charter to: (1) establish the mission of the Veterans Initiative; (2) to identify goals for 2018; and (3) to identify the support and organization that IBTTA is being asked to provide for the Veterans Initiative subcommittee.

Mission of the Veterans Initiative

Develop IBTTA-To-Military Recruiting Channels

The Veterans Initiative will be to first and foremost to aid military personnel (either separating from active service or reserves or national guards) in finding employment opportunities with the IBTTA membership and help IBTTA members find qualified candidates out of military organizations. The nature of this support will begin with some specific activities in the Goals for 2018; those may be amended or modified over time as the successes of initial activities are measured.

Provide an IBTTA Member Forum for Military / First Responder Issues

Many of the regularly participating professionals who attend IBTTA functions are prior military veterans, and of course as providers of premium civil infrastructure, many active IBTTA members have official responsibilities to coordinate activities and resources with states’ National Guard organizations. As part of the quarterly meeting schedule, the Veterans Initiative organization will provide a forum for discussion, reviews, and exchanges of information with respect to toll operations support during civil, criminal or military emergencies and situations.

Support the Foundation

Make a Financial Contribution

It's easy to make a donation using your Credit or Debit card using the PayPal link below. You will receive a receipt to the email supplied.

IBTTA Foundation Tax Deductibility
The IBTTA Foundation is the research, educational and charitable arm of IBTTA. The Foundation supports and conducts research on transportation and tolling; conducts training and professional development programs including the IBTTA Leadership Academy; supports charitable good works and operates a scholarship program. Contributions to the IBTTA Foundation and the Leadership Academy are tax deductible as charitable contributions under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.


Foundation Golf Classic

Support the Foundation while enjoying an memorable experience!

Since 2007, IBTTA has hosted a number Golf Tournament to raise money for the Foundation.  Each year, with the help of generous sponsors, participants and volunteers, golfers tee off in support of the Foundation and its mission and programs.  The location and conference with which this golf outing is associated changes, so check back often to see how you can support the foundation while networking among your peers.

IBTTA's 2018 Golf Classic will take place in association with the Managed Lanes, AET & Technology Summit in Charlotte, NC. 

Saturday, April 21, 2018
The Golf Club at Ballantyne
Charlotte, NC

Silent Auction

The IBTTA Foundation held its first Silent Auction in 2017 in conjunction with the Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Atlanta, GA. The purpose of the auction was to bring greater awareness to the Foundation’s work and raise money for the initiatives it supports. This effort raised more than $13,500 in donations and contributions to the Foundation, thanks to the generosity of IBTTA's members and attendees.

IBTTA plans for another evening of bidding and fun in at the 86th Annual Meeting & Exhibition, in Baltimore, Maryland. Stay tuned for details.

Already have an idea for an item or experience that you'd like to donate to the Silent Auction? Contact Mary Cadwallader today!

Donations and contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

View all the 2017 Silent Auction Winners