Leading Peer Group Pledges to Fund the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation
PITTSBURGH — October 13, 2016 — The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) is pleased to announce a partnership with The Peer Group for ongoing funding of scholarships and the eventual establishment of an endowment. This pledge is being made by the group in order to demonstrate its commitment to the industry and in recognition of the 60th anniversary year of PGSF. The eleven companies in The Peer Group represent major markets across the country with over $400,000,000 in revenues, providing print, direct mail, large-scale graphics and creative marketing services.
At its recent meeting held in Madison, Wis., The Peer Group jointly decided that each member company would contribute an annual $1000 donation to PGSF. Based on the number of companies in the group, within just a few years it will reach the minimum endowment level of $25,000.
Companies in The Peer Group include the following:
“PGSF is dedicated to promoting careers in the graphic arts, and we are pleased to provide this vehicle for The Peer Group to do the same,” explains John Berthelsen, VP of 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, executive director of The Peer Group, adds, “For many years, The Peer Group has been known as a select, progressive collection of independently-owned print communications companies from across the United States. With this commitment to the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation, the members of our group continue to demonstrate their leadership by investing in the future of the industry.”
For information on how you or your organization can contribute to the future of the graphic arts industry, please contact John Berthelsen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation
PGSF is a not-for-profit, private, 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 2015, more than 200 students were provided with support totaling over $400,000.
About The Peer Group
The Peer Group was formed in the 1990s by a group of leading printing company owners. It currently consists of eleven companies from all regions of the United States. Members of The Peer Group represent major markets across the country with over $400,000,000 in revenues, providing print, direct mail, large-scale graphics and creative marketing services. For more information about the group, contact Bill Woods at Bwoods@WFWLaw.com.