Later this year, Crain Communications Inc., publisher of Advertising Age, will provide annual grants of $1,000 each to one association in each of the AAF's five membership divisions. Grants will be awarded based on submitted proposals for programs designed to promote cultural diversity.
The AAF made a commitment to advance cultural diversity in 1992 when its board adopted eight diversity objectives. Since then, more than 40 local AAF associations have instituted internship, scholarship or public service programs addressing the issue.
"The Crain Diversity Grant will allow us to further the cause of diversity within our local associations," said Jim Myers, chairman of the AAF Diversity Advisory Board and publisher with the Honolulu Publishing Co. "...... The grant will help us show that diversity is not simply a moral issue but a business imperative."
The program will be administered through the American Advertising Foundation, the AAF's non-profit educational affiliate. Contact: Mary Ellen Wooley at (202) 898-0089.