Pittsburgh, Pa., July 9, 2001 — The Graphic Arts Technical Foundation is proud to announce Bernadine Eckert as the new program administrator for the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF). She will be the primary contact for all matters relative to PGSF.
With over $5 million in endowed funds, PGSF screens an average of 2,000 applications each year to awards nearly 300 scholarships. Ms. Eckert will act as a liaison between the PGSF organization, schools, and students. She will work closely with the PGSF Board of Directors on fund-raising matters, represent PGSF in industry and philanthropic activities, collaborate with other industry organizations on joint projects, and develop marketing materials.
Ms. Eckert is a seasoned fund-raiser with 10 years experience in fund-raising activities for a Pittsburgh-area private high school. She also was in the administration departments for Emery Worldwide Airlines and Lectromat, Inc., both located outside of Pittsburgh.
Ms. Eckert will also participate in PGSF’s Campaign for the 21st Century. This aggressive fund-raising campaign was launched in November 1999 to raise PGSF’s endowed fund from $5 million to $10 million in the next few years with the ultimate objective of $20 million in the near future. To date PGSF has received nearly $2 million in new pledges to establish new endowed scholarships.
For information about scholarship applications or contributing to the PGSF, please contact Ms. Eckert by writing 200 Deer Run Road, Sewickley, PA 15143-2600, telephoning 412/741-6860, faxing 412/741-2311, or emailing [email protected]