Dan Edelman Honored at the Annual 2013 Paladin Dinner

Our annual Paladin Dinner in April honored Dan Edelman, PR pioneer and founder of Edelman Public relations. A sell-out crowd of industry influentials included past honorees Harold Burson and John Graham. Richard Edelman delivered a tribute to his dad’s life and career that featured highlights of Dan’s 60-year career.

Lou Capozzi, Foundation president, emceed the event.
A crowd of more than 180 industry influentials attended.

Harold Burson presenting the 2013 Paladin Award to
Richard Edelman in memory of Dan Edelman.

Sarabdeep Kotchhar, a graduate student from
the University of Florida, gave a talk based on her
award-winning entry in the Chester Burger
scholarship competition.

Richard Edelman, CEO of the firm that bears his name, paying tribute
to his dad, Dan Edelman, founder of the firm and PR industry pioneer.


Praise for the Paladin Dinner:

“A great night. Congratulations on a terrific event.”  Nick Ashooh, Alcoa
“The venue was elegant, the ceremony well done and the crowd impressive in every way.”  Bill Murray, PRSA
“I had fun.  At a client now.  Life goes on.”  Richard Edelman
“A hearty and sincere shout out for a great evening.”  John Doorley, NYU
“I’m so pleased with your success last night for the Foundation.”  Mike Lasky, Davis & Gilbert

For a historical look at the PRSA Foundation Paladin Dinner and previous honorees, click here