Endowment History – The John (Jack) Kronenberg Memorial Scholarship

Jack KronenburgEstablished 1999

The John (Jack) Kronenberg Memorial Scholarship was named after Jack Kronenberg, a longtime printing executive and consultant to businesses in the graphic arts. He was known as a positive, powerful role model who had a lasting influence on the industry.

Jack was born in Hamburg, New York, and became a long-time printing executive and consultant to the graphic arts industries during his very illustrious career. His professional career began in high school where he printed stationery and business cards on his own press. In 1933 he graduated from Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University) with a B.S. in printing management. Until 1938, he worked as a production manager and assistant superintendent at U.S. Printing and Lithograph Company in Buffalo, New York, and then in New York City.

In 1938 he began a thirty-year career with S.D. Warren of Boston, serving as both vice president and director. Following his retirement from Warren in 1968, he remained in the industry as a consultant, serving on the board of directors of such graphic arts companies as W.E. Andrews Company, Baldwin Technology, Sayers Communications, and Wright. He served as associate dean of the College of Graphic Arts and Photography at Rochester Institute of Technology. Jack was involved in various philanthropic associations such as the GATF, R&E Council, PGSF, National Association of Printers and Lithographers, and many others.

Jack had received dozens of professional recognitions including National NAPL Craftsman of the Year, NAPL Soderstrom Award, Carnegie Mellon University Service Award, PIA Friedman Memorial Medal for Distinguished Service to Education, PIA Lewis Man of the Year Award, and the RIT Byron Culver Award.

The John (Jack) Kronenberg Memorial Scholarship is part of our Senefelder group of endowments which is comprised of members that have made a gift commitment of $50,000 – $99,000. To learn more about all of our endowed scholarships go to our online book. Learn more about the opportunities and benefits of creating an endowment with PGSF on our Endowments page. More questions – contact the PGSF Director of Development, Jeff White.  

Endowment History – Michael Bruno / TAGA Scholarship

The Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA) established the Michael Bruno/TAGA Scholarship in 1988, honoring Mr. Bruno’s forty years of service to TAGA.

His Career

Mike Bruno’s professional career in the graphic arts spanned more than fifty years. During this time, he served in many capacities. He started as a research officer at the U.S. Army Map Service during World War II. Mike then held multiple positions within the Lithographic Technical Foundation over twenty-two years. These included Research Manager, Research Director, and Technical Director. He then became the Manager of graphic arts rese

arch and corporate consulting for International Paper and an adjunct professor at the Polytechnic University of New York.

Publishing Credits

Mr. Bruno is the author of Principles of Color Proofing and Label Industry Facts and Guidelines. He was editor of International Paper’s Pocket Pal and published his own graphic arts newsletter. In addition, he authored an annual report called the Status of Printing in the U.S.A.

Industry Awards

Michael received many industry honors during his career. In 1974, he was the first recipient of the GATF Reed Technology Medal. He also received the Gold Medal of the Institute of Printing (England) in 1983 and the Electronic Prepress Pioneer Award from Lasers in Graphics in 1987.  The Friedman Memorial Medal for distinguished service to graphic arts education was awarded to him in 1988. The DRUPA Golden Pin Award was bestowed in 1990, in recognition of his reports on printing technology.

Want to know more about Michael Bruno? Watch this video from Frank Romano and learn how CalPoly Students Created a Book about Printing Pioneer Michael Bruno.

The Michael Bruno/TAGA Scholarship Scholarship is part of our Senefelder group of endowments. These are comprised of members that have made a gift commitment of $50,000 – $99,000. To read more about all of our endowed scholarships go to our updated online book. Learn more about the opportunities and benefits of creating an endowment with PGSF on our Endowments page. More questions – contact the PGSF Director of Development, Jeff White.  

Endowment History – PIAG John Dillard Memorial Scholarship

PIAG logoThe Printing & Imaging Association of Georgia (PIAG) has served Georgia’s dynamic printing and imaging industry for more than 125 years. As the voice of the industry, PIAG supports graphic communicators of all kinds from printers to imagers to designers and beyond. Their three arms (association, insurance, and educational foundation) are there to help students succeed today, and help guide them towards the future.

In 2018, PIAG Educational Foundation announced the inaugural John Dillard Memorial Scholarships. These scholarships will be awarded once again this year to students who are residents of Georgia and are currently enrolled in a high school, postsecondary, or graduate program.

Recipients must enroll in a graphic communication program in the United States. A child or grandchild of PIAG member companies, as well as SkillsUSA Georgia participants, receive special consideration based on the points system. Applications are evaluated and judged during May and June. Recipients will be notified in July and August prior to the school year.

2021 – 2022 Recipients

To learn more about all of our endowed scholarships go to our updated online book. Learn more about the opportunities and benefits of creating an endowment with PGSF on our Endowments page. More questions – contact the PGSF Director of Development, Jeff White.  

Endowment History – The Time Inc. Production Scholarship

Established in 2000

Time Inc production scholarshipTime Inc. was an American worldwide mass media corporation founded in 1922, by Henry Luce and Briton Hadden and based in New York City. It owned and published over 100 magazine brands, including its namesake Time, Sports Illustrated, Travel + Leisure, Food & Wine, Fortune, People, InStyle, Life, Golf Magazine, Southern Living, Essence, Real Simple, and Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc. also co-operated over 60 websites and digital-only titles including MyRecipes, Extra Crispy, TheSnug, HelloGiggles, and MIMI.

In 1990, Time Inc. merged with Warner Communications to form the media conglomerate Time Warner. This merger lasted until the company was spun off in 2014, going public under the ticker TIME. In 2017, competing publisher and media company Meredith Corporation announced that it would acquire Time Inc. for $2.8 billion. The acquisition was completed in 2018.

Time Inc.’s continuing commitment to printing and graphic arts is reflected in its sponsorship of this scholarship and is only one part of an effort to encourage widespread commitment to the graphic arts field by a new generation of young professionals.

Time Inc production

The Time Inc. Production Scholarship is part of our Senefelder group of endowments which is comprised of members that have made a gift commitment of $50,000-$99,000. To learn more about all of our endowed scholarships go to our updated online book. Learn more about the opportunities and benefits of creating an endowment with PGSF on our Endowments page. More questions – contact the PGSF Director of Development, Jeff White.

 

Endowment History – Guy Gecht Scholarship

Guy Gecht Scholarship Was Established in 2018

Electronics for Imaging, Inc. (EFI) is an international company based in Silicon Valley that specializes in digital printing technology. The Scholarship was created by EFI in honor of visionary print technology executive and industry leader Guy Gecht. 

Guy Gecht

About Guy

After serving nearly 19 years as the company’s leader, Gecht retired as CEO in 2018. He was the rare visionary who had the ability to drive innovation, change direction when needed, and find new ways to create business success. In his time with EFI, he also showed extraordinary skill in inspiring and empowering those working for him to succeed and lead. 

Fitting Tribute

EFI Establishes Guy Gecht Scholarship with PGSF

Establishing this scholarship in Guy’s name is a fitting tribute to him and will encourage and support promising students destined to be future leaders and innovators in print. This scholarship will present up to $2,000 annually to a student studying in a graphics communications program at a technical school, college or university within the United States. Supply chain partners, companies and individuals can contribute to the endowment by making direct contributions to PGSF in Gecht’s name

The Guy Gecht Scholarship is part of our Print Heritage group of endowments which is comprised of members that have made a gift commitment of $25,000 – $49,000. To learn more about all of our endowed scholarships go to our updated online book. Learn more about the opportunities and benefits of creating an endowment with PGSF on our Endowments page. More questions – contact the PGSF Director of Development, Jeff White.  

PGSF Visits the Mariano Rivera Foundation

Mariano Rivera Foundation - Team

Mariano Rivera Foundation - ClassroomOn Feb 15, PGSF Director of Development, Jeff White, had the distinct pleasure of meeting with the students, staff, and mentors at Mariano Rivera’s school in Gainsville, Florida. This was an amazing opportunity to once again interact with many of the students who attended the EFI Connect Conference in January 2022. At this event, Mariano was the keynote speaker.

It was exciting to be able to see what a fine program has been developed to help a new generation of individuals learn more about the Graphic Arts industry, preparing them for choices in career direction and advancement. I was honored to share with them details about my 40+ year career in the industry. This helped the class further understand just how important print, packaging, and design are to all of us, every day –  and that print is everywhere!

Mariano Rivera Foundation - StairwellRead more in the latest edition of Printing News: https://www.printingnews.com/2022-03-printing-news

Learn about the foundation and how you can connect to the next generation of employees via the Mariano Foundation at their website: https://themarianoriverafoundation.org/center/

Gravure AIMCAL Alliance – February Newsletter

The Gravure AIMCAL Alliance is a partner in all things PGSF. We are pleased to share some highlights from their February 2022 Newsletter, featuring College Outreach, Career Days, and More!

Read all here https://gaa.org/news/

Keeping the Printing/Converting Industry as a viable career option for the next generations!

University and College Gravure Day: This program helps students understand all the industry segments that use the Gravure process and provides awareness of all the careers in printing and converting. Interested in holding a “Gravure Day?” Email info@gaa.org, subject line: “Gravure Day.”

Clemson GC Spring 2022 Internship & Career Fair

The Graphic Communications Department will be hosting its next, twice-annual Internship & Career Fair on March 7-8 at Clemson University. If you have an upcoming internship or full-time position to fill, this is a great opportunity to get in front of more than 200 graphic-arts students, and the graduating class at a reception the evening before the main event, to recruit top talent.

Internships & Careers (clemson.edu)

Career-Snapshots Helping Students with Career Discovery.

Career-Snapshots www.career-snapshots.com is a tool that came out of necessity from the COVID-19 pandemic to give high-school students a way to virtually do career exploration and awareness. Mike Realon, Career & Community Development Coordinator at Olympic High School in Charlotte, NC, working with industry volunteers, built the Career-Snapshots tool. The site has received 2.3 million hits since its launch one year ago. The link was spread through the CMS school district and is being passed across the Carolinas and beyond.

In an effort to promote careers in printing/converting and related industries, the Gravure AIMACL Alliance and other associations were asked to invite members to contribute a video. A career video is simply a way to tell students how you found your career, how you learned (apprenticeship, certificate, degree), why you like it and a potential salary range. There are easily 10 careers associated with printing/converting (Prepress, Graphic Design, Production, Inks/Substrates, Finishing, Inspection, Package Design, and so on.) Please visit the CS and pass it on. If interested in contributing a video, go to www.career-snapshots.com, click the “Contribute” tab or email tdoanto@gaa.org.

Endowment History – The Flint Ink Corporation

Established 2000

FlintGroup

The Flint Group is a manufacturing company with its headquarters in Luxembourg. Having a revenue of $2.3 billion and about 7,900 employees, Flint Group is one of the largest suppliers to the printing and packaging and labeling industries worldwide. Flint Group operates 180 sites in 40 countries across the globe. 

Flint Ink has chosen to support the entire industry by adopting general scholarship criteria for this endowment, instead of narrowing the criteria to its market niche. 

Flint Ink recognizes that by financially assisting bright and talented students’ educations, they are directly investing in the future workforce of the industry. This scholarship will assist in meeting the goals of qualified students pursuing a career in graphics communications or printing technology.

The Flint Ink Corporation Scholarship is part of our Gutenberg Society which is comprised of members that have made a gift commitment of $100,000 or more. To learn more about all of our endowed scholarships go to our updated online book. Learn more about the opportunities and benefits of creating an endowment with PGSF on our Endowments page. More questions – contact the PGSF Director of Development, Jeff White.