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Saturday, May 1, 2010

$225,000 Dollars Helps Send Our Kids To College

Sending our kids to college is no easy feat. While our children might have the ambition, they don’t always have the money.

But if you’re reading this, you and your peers can offer your kids a good chance at financial assistance for their college careers.

In April of 2008, ARC was the prime mover in starting the CREST Foundation. It was formed to support the educational objectives of the children of our industry’s employees, primarily through financial support.

The CREST Foundation awarded $225,000 in scholarships to 31 recipients over the past two years.
In less than a year, the organization created an independent board of directors that included some of the biggest names in the industry, and established itself as a government-recognized non-profit organization.
At the 2010 IRgA opening reception held in Palm Springs (see article), Janine Brandel, the Executive Director of the CREST Foundation (see photo above), shared some of the foundation’s achievements over the past two years.
  • Budget for 2010/2011 scholarships is $150,000.
  • Current application session open through May 31, 2010 for the 2010-2011 school year.
  • Parents of CREST scholarship recipients work for 27 reprographics companies with a ombined total of 500+ years in the reprographics industry.
  • CREST recipients live in 12 states, attend 24 schools.
  • All CREST Foundation staff volunteer their time so every dollar of donations goes toward scholarships – every one!
  • PEiR Group Members have received $85,000 in CREST Scholarship Funds.
  • 100% of donor funds received went to scholarship awards for children whose parents work in the reprographics industry.

Did you know this?

I work with Janine on CREST from time to time, and yet even I hadn’t realized how effective this program has been helping to send our kids to school!

Please spread the word with your peers and staff. It’s such a great program, and the foundation has capacity for new students this year.
For more info, visit the webpage at Download the flyers. Post them on your bulletin boards in the shop.
Make a difference in our childrens’ education through the CREST Foundation.

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