Welcome to the PRSA Foundation, an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit working hard to make a difference in the fight for ethnic and racial balance in public relations. We not only want to attract talented people from all backgrounds and walks of life to this wonderful career, but also ensure that they have the tools and support necessary for long-term success. PRSA, corporate and agency sponsors and thousands of PR professionals contribute every year to support our drive to increase workforce diversity in our industry.
On May 9th, PRSA Foundation will honor Lou Capozzi with the 2018 Paladin Award at the Helen Mills Event Space in NYC.
Lou Capozzi has a broad background in corporate marketing and communications. Now an adjunct professor at the University of Oregon, Lou was formerly chairman of the MSL Group, one of the world's largest public relations firms and was CCO at Aetna. He holds a B.A. in journalism and an MBA in finance. As a past president of the PRSA Foundation, Lou was responsible for raising more than $3 million dollars for Foundation programs and initiatives.
PRSA Foundation invests in the next generation of public relations practitioners by awarding scholarships and grants to students active in PRSSA campus chapters, as well as other deserving undergraduate and graduate students. Applications are now being accepted for 2018 scholarships.