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The Fairchick Fund

Honoring A Legacy

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As Marla Calico’s retirement date draws near, on what can undoubtedly be called a remarkable career that has impacted fairs of all sizes, we are marking the end of an era. Marla’s retirement is not just a reflection of a successful career but an opportunity to celebrate the legacy of an individual whose tireless efforts have left an indelible mark on the industry. In recognition of Marla’s unwavering commitment and contributions and with a very generous gift from the Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs, the IAFE Education Foundation has established “The Fairchick Fund” to provide travel grants for IAFE members to attend the annual convention, ensuring that Marla’s dedication and passion are recognized for many years to come.

We invite you to contribute to “The Fairchick Fund.” By contributing, you play a crucial role in extending the reach of Marla’s influence, fostering knowledge exchange, and empowering the next generation of industry leaders. Every donation, regardless of size, is a step towards creating opportunities, breaking down barriers, and building a more vibrant and connected fair and expositions community. 

Donate to the Fairchick Fund

Thank you for helping us make a difference!

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