The Canadian Public Relations Society

The Giving Spirit

In Uncategorized on December 15, 2011 at 5:39 pm

This time of year we are reminded of people’s giving spirit and generosity. We are also asked to donate to many causes and unfortunately our wallets aren’t always as big as our hearts. CPRS and IABC members’ hearts were in the right place at the holiday party held last week at West. There were about 175 people in attendance and many of them supported the 50/50, held to raise money for the Calgary Legacy Scholarship. CPRS Calgary sponsors this scholarship in partnership with the Communications + Public Relations Foundation. The $1000 scholarship is to be awarded annually to a student member of CPRS Calgary entering his or her second year in a recognized PR program at Mount Royal University, the University of Calgary or SAIT Polytechnic. In total, $300 worth of 50/50 tickets were sold and $150 raised for the scholarship. Congratulations to the winner Ursula Melski seen in the picture (left to right) with IABC President Jennifer Lomas and CPRS President Janice Robertson. Thank you to everyone who contributed!

ImageFor those of you who want to make a donation to the scholarship you can find the form on the CPRS website and receive a tax receipt. More information about the scholarship is also available there. 

The first scholarship will be awarded in the spring 2012 and the student recipient will be announced at our annual general meeting.  

Happy Holidays!

Tammy Schwass

Tammy is the Education Chair on the CPRS Calgary Board. She is also the Investor Relations Coordinator at AeroMechanical Services.

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