Les Clefs d'Or USA
Les Clefs d'Or

The Timothy S Y Lam Foundation (TSYLF) is a 501(c)(3) – private foundation established in 2012 to honor the legacy of Timothy S Y Lam.  Tim visited every continent. Having been on 71 cruises and countless journeys, he was an adventurer.  Through his travels from the Arctic to Antarctica and everywhere in between, he found one thing to be true; genuine and warm hospitality can truly make a difference. 

The mission of TSYLF is to support national research, education and training within the hospitality industry by bestowing scholarships and grants to those seeking careers or advancement in the hospitality industry; funding education programs that promote the hospitality industry; and awarding research grants to those interested in blending academia with practical industry know-how. 

TSYLF is dedicated to supporting the professional development and academic advancement of the hospitality industry.  We offer:

  • Education Scholarships (awarded twice a year)   
  • Conference Travel Grants (we reimburse your registration, travel and lodging expenses)
  • Certification Scholarships (we pay for CGSP, CPCE, CMP, and many other testing fees)
  • Writing and Research Grants (blending academia with practical industry know-how).

For more information on scholarship and grant opportunities, application requirements, and deadlines visit www.timothysylam.org.

Please also like us on Facebook for information and updates: www.facebook.com/tsylf.


Amy J. McCray, MPA, CGSP
Foundation Manager | Timothy S Y Lam Foundation
702.900.7584 | amccray@timothysylam.org | www.TIMOTHYSYLAM.org

Furthering the Spirit of Hospitality