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Membership Categories, Benefits & Dues

ABEC is the only non-partisan, statewide organization that brings together business and education leaders to share information and support a quality public education system in Arizona.  ABEC’s primary focus is the K-12 public education system, with linkages to pre-kindergarten, higher education and the workplace.  ABEC is funded through sponsorship, in-kind donations and membership dues.  As a 501(c)(3) membership organization, ABEC will not support or endorse any candidate running for public office nor will it influence the outcome of an election.

ABEC advocates on behalf of the K-12 public education community, the children they serve, and the employers who need a strong, well-qualified workforce.  The “voice” of ABEC includes:

  • Over 60 public K-12 school districts and charter schools enrolling approx. 1 million children in Arizona
  • Higher education institutions (for-profit and non-profit) based in Arizona enrolling over 500,000 students
  • Individual businesses and business organizations representing over 2,000 Arizona businesses – large and small
  • Organizations that employ well over 100,000 Arizona residents.

Why join ABEC?

  • Be part of the business and education communities in forming a single, active voice in order to build a stronger, highly-skilled and knowledge-based workforce.
  • Be active in improving the Arizona K-12 public education system.
  • Get a first-hand, in-depth understanding of business & school issues from education and business leaders.
  • Help ABEC develop the state’s #1 resource - its future leaders!

What Are The Member Benefits?

  • Registration discounts to most ABEC events
  • An invitation to attend ABEC quarterly membership meetings
  • An invitation to attend Legislative Connection
  • An invitation to attend special engagement meetings
  • Most importantly, a voice in ABEC’s work

ABEC Member Dues

Membership dues are paid annually and are based on the organization’s membership category:

Membership Category Minimum Dues Level
Nonprofit organizations, associations, foundations, and government agencies $350
Businesses $1,000
Educational institutions (school districts, charter schools, colleges/universities, etc.) 30 cents per full-time enrolled student, not   to exceed $5,500

ABEC Member Agreement Forms

  • Member Agreement Form – Business Organizations (Download PDF)
  • Member Agreement Form – Educational Institutions (Download PDF)
  • Member Agreement Form – Non-profit Organizations, Foundations, and Government Agencies (Download PDF)

Join ABEC and Help Make a Difference

Download a membership form above or request membership information today!

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