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AICC – Celebrating and Supporting Industry Education

The Foundation for Packaging Education held its inaugural fundraising event November 8-10 at The Sanctuary resort on Kiawah Island, South Carolina. Nearly 80 attendees came together to celebrate and support industry education for those already employed in the paper-based converting industries.

The event began with an evening reception and the following morning golfers played the challenging Osprey Point course on Kiawah while others went on an excursion of nearby Charleston, SC. They toured homes and gardens and had a wonderful, low country lunch at the renowned High Cotton Restaurant, followed by shopping on nearby Market Street.

A reception and dinner capped off the day with Foundation for Packaging Education Chairman Jay Carman making remarks. He reminded everyone of the mission of the Foundation, to ensure the longevity and ongoing development of education and training programs for those already working in the industry. Education and training are vital to employee retention and employee satisfaction.

Thursday dawned windy and rainy. The day’s plan was for golfers to play the Ocean Course at Kiawah, site of the 2021 PGA Championship. Twelve hearty golfers (about one-third of the planned group) braved Tropical Storm Nicole’s outer bands and took to the golf course, a bucket list experience to be sure.

The non-golfing crowd enjoyed brunch within The Sanctuary, one of the most luxurious resort properties on the East Coast.

All too soon the three day event was over. The funds raised brought the raised and pledged amount of the Foundation to nearly $3M.

The Foundation would like to thank all who attended the event, and most importantly the event sponsors, Domtar Packaging; Equipment Finance Corporation; and Fosber America, Inc.

The Foundation for Packaging Education’s 32 donor companies and individuals have pledged more than $2.7M to the Foundation’s cause. To learn more about the Foundation, and to join the growing list of donors, visit

This will be an annual event. Plans are already underway for next year, which will bring the Foundation’s donors, supporters and friends to another exciting location and another unique experience.