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The Foundation for the Advancement of the Sign Industry (FASI) is dedicated to serving as a resource for the on-premise sign industry, and a source of information about on-premise signs.

FASI strives to proclaim the societal benefits of on-premise signage, and to support the efforts of on-premise sign organizations, including associations, universities, trade publications and end-user groups. 


Most organizations’ websites primarily are about the organization, because they want to add members, customers and/or donors and grow. The FASI website is distinct. It’s 90% about on-premise sign information, not FASI per se.
— Wade Swormstedt, Executive Director

What We hope to Achieve

  • Establish a succession plan for the American Sign Museum
  • Serve as a liaison and strive for united efforts between sign organizations and associations
  • Educate all interested parties and supporters
  • Build upon the American Sign Museum's relationship with the University of Cincinnati
  • Establish a home to disseminate relevant news from the sign organizations
  • Establish a scholarship for college students who are pursing degrees related to signage
  • Establish a third endowed chair at the University of Cincinnati related to the sign industry