Give Back: The December Unluncheon

Erin Maggied

This time of year is always a race to the finish. From finalizing budgets for the New Year to checking things off your holiday shopping list, the holidays are a time of joy and list-making. Since it’s the season of giving, the PRSA Central Ohio Executive Board is asking members to add one small thing to their lists: a small contribution for the December Unluncheon benefiting PRSA Foundation and PRSSA Champions.

In lieu of the monthly luncheon fee, we are asking members to pay it forward with a contribution to the organization that has likely made a major impact on your career in public relations. The PRSA Foundation and PRSSA Champions are two charitable organizations that benefit the industry through awards, research and partnerships. Here is a little more information on both organizations:

PRSA Foundation

An independent 501(c)(3) charity, the Foundation funds scholarships, awards and programs that encourage outstanding ethic and racial minority undergraduates and graduates to pursue careers in public relations. The Foundation is supported by contributions from major donors and thousands of PRSA members. Donations are fully tax deductible.

PRSSA Champions

Founded in 1981 by Betsy Plank, APR, Fellow PRSA, Champions for PRSSA bring together those who have special, ongoing interest in PRSSA, its student members and public relations education. The Champions sponsor several award programs that honor exceptional Chapters, Advisors and students including the Teahan Awards and Altschul Outstanding Internship Award. Champions also encourage PRSSA students to become PRSA Associate Members and often serve as speakers and sponsors for various National-and Chapter-level student events.

Every dollar counts as we provide assistance for scholarships, programming, research and partnerships. Give back this holiday season and share using #COPRSAGives. Your donation is tax deductible and helps the future of the public relations industry.

You can find the forms here and here. Give back today and know you’re making an impact on tomorrow. For questions on the December Unluncheon, please contact Erin Maggied ( or @epope).

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