PrintAmerica Funds Endowed Scholarship
February 12, 2019 | Posted in: Endowments
Pittsburgh, PA.—The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) is pleased to announce that an endowment established by industry peer group PrintAmerica has been fully funded at the Print Heritage level of $25,000. This is a continuation of the group’s ongoing annual contributions towards the funding of scholarships. This endowment has been made by the group in order to demonstrate their commitment to the industry and the building of the future workforce. The fourteen companies in PrintAmerica represent major markets across the country with over $500,000,000 in revenues, providing print, mail, fulfillment, display graphics, inkjet, and other products and services.
The group had previously jointly decided that each member company would contribute an annual $1000 donation to PGSF. The cumulative effect of those donations over the past several years has enabled it to exceed the minimum endowment level of $25,000. Employees, or offspring of employees, of member companies, will be given first preference when the awarding of scholarships is done each year.
Companies in PrintAmerica include the following:
Aradius Group—Omaha, Nebraska
Best Press—Addison, Texas
Cohber Press—Rochester, New York
Corporate Communications Group—Upper Marlboro, Maryland
DCG One—Seattle, Washington
Garlich Printing Company—Fenton, Missouri
Graphic Visual Solutions—Greensboro, North Carolina
Standard Press—Atlanta, Georgia
The Dot Corp—Irvine, California
The Standard Group—Reading, Pennsylvania
Think Patented—Miamisburg, Ohio
Trabon Group—Kansas City, Missouri
“PGSF is dedicated to promoting careers in the graphic arts, and we are pleased to provide this vehicle for PrintAmerica to do the same,” said John Berthelsen,
VP-Development for PGSF. “With the establishment of this group effort, they have demonstrated a great model for others to follow and provided a perpetual testament of their dedication to the industry.”
Bill Woods, the Executive Director of PrintAmerica added, “For many years, PrintAmerica has been known as a select, progressive collection of marketing communications companies from across the United States. Our commitment to the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation fits perfectly within our mission as our members continue to demonstrate their leadership by investing in the future of the industry.”
About PGSF: The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation is a not-for-profit, industry-directed organization that dispenses technical and college scholarships and assistance to talented youth interested in graphic communication careers. The mission of PGSF is to promote the graphics industry as a career choice for young people, and then to support them through their education process. In 2018-19, more than 200 students were provided with support totaling over
About PrintAmerica: PrintAmerica is an exclusive peer network of marketing communications companies from across the United States. The organizations making up the roster of PrintAmerica are highly diversified, offering specialized services including agency, creative and branding expertise as well as automated, programmatic, and analytic marketing solutions. Members of the group represent major markets across the country with over $500,000,000 in combined revenues. PrintAmerica focuses on the strategic renewal and growth of its members by providing opportunities for learning, sharing, and collaborating.