In July, Geiger associates, sales partners and suppliers attending the company’s Geiger Galleria donated $10,849 towards the Glen Holt Scholarship awarded through the Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF). These donations pushed the Glen Holt Scholarship Fund over the $50,000 mark, making the Glen Holt Scholarship PPEF’s first endowed scholarship.
Sara Besly, PPEF manager, says: “Geiger kicked off the fundraising effort for the Glen Holt Scholarship in 2010 with a $10,000 matching gift challenge. It is only fitting that the effort to reach the endowed status was completed by the generous employees and suppliers attending a Geiger event. Thank you to all who donated to the college scholarship. You are not only remembering Glen, but also affecting the lives of students for years to come.”
An influential leader and industry expert, the late Glen Holt, MAS, was a staunch advocate for education. The first Glen Holt Scholarship was awarded in 2011 to Jonathan Franco of Melville, New York, and now will be awarded in perpetuity to an outstanding student from the promotional products industry.