The NABE Foundation seeks to enhance the field and application of business economics by:

  • Providing professionals with the information, tools, and development opportunities they need to succeed;
  • Developing the next generation of leaders within the profession;
  • Supporting research to advance knowledge and applications in the field; and
  • Helping to inform and educate the public by encouraging the understanding and use of the tools of business economics;
  • Advancing diversity and inclusion in the field of business economics.
The Foundation is the 501(c)(3) charitable arm of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE).

NABE Remembers Frank Schott (1926-2020)

Frank was a former NABE President and its longest serving active member. His 1978 presidential address was a call to action for continuing education and set the stage for the Certified Business Economist program.

To make an online donation in Frank’s honor, please click the button below. After you’ve signed into your account, you will see a box asking for the name to be recognized for the gift. Please enter your name and (FS) in order for the gift to be properly allocated to the scholarship program in Frank’s honor

LaVaughn Henry, CBE, Elected Chair of NABE Foundation

The Board of Directors of The NABE Foundation has elected LaVaughn Henry, PhD, CBE, its next chair. Dr. Henry succeeds Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, CBE, senior resident fellow in the Climate and Energy Program at Third Way, and will begin his three-year term on October 7, at the conclusion of the virtual 2020 NABE Annual Meeting. Read full press release here

Scholarships Available for CBE Courses

The NABE Foundation, the charitable arm of NABE, is pleased to announce that scholarships will be offered for courses and exam offerings through the Certified Business Economist (CBE) program in 2020. Scholarship winners may receive up to $1,700 to be used on CBE Courses and/or the CBE Exam (see course calendar).

Interested in applying?  Read the guidelines and more information

Support The NABE Foundation

The Foundation is the charitable arm of the NABE and helps improve the economic profession through scholarships, research, programs and other efforts. Please donate today.


Or consider making a lasting gift with an endowed scholarship or the NABE Legacy Circle, a planned giving program.

To read more about the Annual Appeal,
click here.

2020 Salary Survey Report

The National Association for Business Economics (NABE) conducted the first salary survey of its members in 1964. Every two years since—with the exception of 1966 and 1970— NABE has surveyed its members about their salaries and other occupational details. In May and June 2020, NABE, in conjunction with The NABE Foundation, surveyed its members. Questionnaires were sent via email to 1,952 members and to NABE Fellows; participants responded online. A total of 309 members responded with information on their compensation, for a response rate of 15.8%.

NABE members reported a median base salary of $153,500 in 2020--a 2.3% increase from the median $150,000 reported in 2018. The mean (average) base salary rose by 4.3% over the same period to $178,121. 

For more details, download the full survey report. (NABE Members only)

2019-2020 NABE Foundation Board of Directors




Outside Director 2017-2020 Mary Ann Greenwood, Greenwood Gearhart Inc.

Outside Director


David Berson, CBE, Nationwide Insurance

Outside Director


Martin Fleming, IBM

Outside Director


Rosemary Marcuss, Economist

Outside Director


Ellen Hughes-Cromwick*, CBE, Third Way

Outside Director


Raymond Jallow, Jallow International

Outside Director


Diane Swonk, CBE, Grant Thornton

Outside Director


Maurine Haver, CBE, Haver Analytics

Outside Director 2018-2021 Patrick Jankowski, Greater Houston Partnership
Past Chair or
Outside Director
LaVaughn Henry, CBE; Council of Economic Advisers

NABE Director


Juhi Dhawan, Wellington Management

NABE Director


Eugenio Aleman, Wells Fargo

Executive Director


Tom Beers, CBE, NABE


University Partners 





Is your university interested in partnering with NABE on the CBE program?  There are many benefits to partnering with NABE to incorporate the CBE curriculum into university programs. More information