Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Press release from the issuing company
Pittsburgh, Pa. – The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) is pleased to announce that a new scholarship has been funded by Graphic Arts Alliance. The GAA Scholarship endowment will be initially funded at the Print Heritage endowment level of $25,000. The scholarship is being established by GAA in recognition of the organization’s concern with supporting the future workforce of the industry.
GAA is headquartered in Philadelphia, but its member companies cover the entire United States. Since being founded in 2002, the organization has grown to become the leading purchasing group in the industry. Its 221 members provide a wide range of graphic communication services and products.
“GAA is pleased to take a lead position in creating this scholarship for young people interested in a career in the industry” stated CEO John Braceland. “We have a number of members who feel this is an important issue and want to take an active role in enhancing the future workforce.”
The GAA Scholarship will provide young students who are pursuing a course of study in the graphic arts with the opportunity to enhance their education. The offspring of employees of member companies will be given preference for consideration, thereby providing an enhanced company benefit. Over the next few years, GAA plans additional contributions to build this endowment into a six-figure fund.
“PGSF is dedicated to promoting careers in the graphic arts, and we are pleased to provide this vehicle for GAA to do the same.” Said John Berthelsen, VP-Development for PGSF. “With the establishment of this endowment the GAA name will remain a perpetual testament of their dedication to the industry.”