The Adcraft Club of Detroit Raises More Than $3,500 for Student Scholarships

August 22, 2014 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
DETROIT, Aug. 22, 2014 The Adcraft Club of Detroit, Metro Detroit's association for advertising and marketing communications professionals, has raised more than $3,500 to support student scholarships for Michigan college students. The club and its partner organizations, including 313 Digital, the Detroit Advertising Association, the Detroit Media Club, the Public Relations Society of America-Detroit and the American Marketing Association-Detroit, hosted its annual "Summer in the D" boat tour along the Detroit River Aug. 20 to raise money for the Adcraft Foundation, which administers the scholarships. The scholarships are awarded annually to exemplary advertising and marketing students attending Michigan colleges or universities.

"Adcraft is committed to supporting a strong community of advertising and marketing communications professionals in Metro Detroit and that includes supporting the next generation of talent," Adcraft President and Senior Vice President, Head of Digital for Carat Phil Rzepka said. "We are proud of the tremendous support from our members and look forward to presenting the awards next year."

Adcraft awarded $10,000 in student scholarships to five Michigan college students in 2014. It has awarded a total of $306,000 in scholarships since 2001. In addition to its college scholarships, Adcraft also co-sponsors the annual Courageous Persuader Scholarship competition, which encourages high school students throughout the country to create a 30-second TV commercial on the dangers of underage drinking. It also hosts the annual AdCon Career Conference for advertising students.

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About the Adcraft Club of Detroit
Established in 1905, the Adcraft Club of Detroit brings together members of the media, advertiser and agency community to exchange big ideas, support and educate one another as means of evolving their own professional development and the creative industry they are a part of. With 1,900 plus members, the Adcraft Club of Detroit houses some of the most well-respected and established consumer brands in the world.

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