About Keith Roth
Keith Roth was a dedicated professional serving the Metropolitan Club Mangers Association (MCMA) for many years. After running several successful restaurants in Long Island, he became General Manager of Engineers Country Club. His soft spoken demeanor and strong presence made him a favorite among not only the club’s members and staff, but by the entire network of his manager peers.
Serving on MCMA’s Board, he dedicated most of his time to the Association’s scholarship endeavors raising meaningful funds to help make the scholarships worthwhile and finding students that would benefit from them and study hospitality.
Mr. Roth sadly passed away in 1980 leaving a void on the MCMA Board, as well as the club community. In the years that followed, the Association appropriately changed the scholarship’s name to the Keith Roth Scholarship memorializing all his work on the committee’s behalf and honoring him for the influence he had on numerous students.
In the early days of the Metropolitan Club Foundation, the MCMA Board donated the Keith Roth Funds to MCF. MCF proudly carries on the tradition of providing financial support through scholarships of students pursuing club management careers or related hospitality programs. In addition, they have aggressively funded the program and currently contribute approximately $15,000 per year to deserving students.
In 1996, MCMA donated $47,072.75 to the Keith Roth Scholarship Fund. Through 2015, MCF has awarded $276,000 in Keith Roth scholarships.
2016 Scholarship Winners
Frank Benzakour, CCM