When I took over as PPRS president and met with the professional fundraisers administering our Ken Robinson Memorial Scholarship, they counseled that it would take at least 5 years to raise enough seed money to begin distributing a scholarship.
Yet at this year’s joint summer social, with Ken’s family in attendance, we were able to celebrate FULLY FUNDING the scholarship! What experts said would take at least 5 years, you all – PPRS and Central PA Chapter – Public Relations Society of America members – did in a little over six months.
This is a testament to Ken’s memory and all he did to advise, inspire, and support our members. During the summer social, Ken’s son Jon shared that Ken never went to college, and it was something that bothered him and even came up in job interviews. Jon shared that this makes it particularly fitting that we are going to be removing barriers for others to get the education Ken desired. As you might imagine, there wasn’t a dry eye in the place!
Thank you to all of our members whose generosity helped fund the scholarship so quickly. As we begin distribution, please know you can still contribute to the fund via tax-deductible donation at: bit.ly/3OtL21k
We’ll be sharing scholarship application details soon, so stay tuned. And thank you again for your generosity in Ken’s honor. I’m proud to be a member of this unfailingly supportive group!