The PRSA Foundation, an independent 501(c)(3) charitable organization, raises funds to fuel the passion, dreams and futures of a diverse range of ambitious and promising students by:
- Supporting programs that attract ethnic and racial minorities to careers in PR; and
- Developing their capacity to bring the PR perspective to the organizations they serve and to society.
Our scholarships help outstanding students with the cost of their education. We offer more than a dozen opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students. To learn more, CLICK HERE.
We support projects and partners that attract minority students to public relations, and make them better prepared to contribute to the profession, and to society, when they enter the workforce. We have an action bias - we support initiatives that achieve meaningful and measurable impact. If you would like The PRSA Foundation to consider funding your project, or to collaborate with your organization, CLICK HERE.
Welcome to the PRSA Foundation. We're working hard to make a difference in the fight for ethnic, racial and gender balance in public relations. We not only want to attract talented people from all backgrounds and walks of life to this wonderful career, but also ensure that they have the tools and support necessary for long-term success.
If you have ideas for programs that support our efforts, please CLICK HERE.
We're an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation. We receive no direct financial support from PRSA and rely on donations to accomplish our mission. Thousands of PR professionals contribute every year. To add your support, CLICK HERE.
Thanks for your interest. Please visit our site often for updates on our activities.
The PRSA Foundation, president
Richard Edelman and Harold Burson holding the Paladin award
Our annual Paladin Dinner in April honored Dan Edelman, PR pioneer and founder of Edelman Public relations. A sell-out crowd of industry influentials included past honorees Harold Burson and John Graham. Richard Edelman delivered a tribute to his dad’s life and career that featured highlights of Dan’s 60-year career.
NYU Career Forum Attracts Diverse Students
A career forum held April 2nd, supported by The PRSA Foundation and sponsored by the PRSA-NY chapter and PRSSA NYU, attracted a diverse student body from across the region to meet with employers and seek out jobs.
More than 150 students heard presentations from key speakers Kathy Cripps (president, The Council of PR Firms), Lou Capozzi (president, PRSA Foundation) and Brandi Boatner (PRSA Foundation board member).
The students met with employers who offered internships and jobs in public relations. Foundation board members’ representatives included APCO Worldwide, Weber Shandwick, Johnson & Johnson and IBM.
A grant from the Foundation supported the outreach efforts to minority students and bought the students lunch.