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PICA Foundation

The PICA Foundation was formed as a charitable organization, the funds of which are used to promote education in the printing industry for North and South Carolina. The Board of Trustees is made up of past PICA Board Chairmen, providing continuity with PICA’s leadership.

2017 PICA Foundation Golf Classic

PICA Foundation Scholarship Form

PICA Annual Golf Tournament Winners!

1st Annual Tournament - Rocky River Golf Course

April 19, 2013 First Pace Team:

  1. Joey Sogluizzo, Riverside Printing
  2. Mark Gauley, Telepathic Graphics
  3. Matt Adams, Mac Papers
  4. Dave Boynton Jr., Mac Papers

1st Annual Tournament - Rocky River Golf Course

April 19, 2013 First Pace Team:

  1. Joey Sogluizzo, Riverside Printing
  2. Mark Gauley, Telepathic Graphics
  3. Matt Adams, Mac Papers
  4. Dave Boynton Jr., Mac Papers

1st Annual Tournament - Rocky River Golf Course

April 19, 2013 First Pace Team:

  1. Joey Sogluizzo, Riverside Printing
  2. Mark Gauley, Telepathic Graphics
  3. Matt Adams, Mac Papers
  4. Dave Boynton Jr., Mac Papers

1st Annual Tournament - Rocky River Golf Course

April 19, 2013 First Pace Team:

  1. Joey Sogluizzo, Riverside Printing
  2. Mark Gauley, Telepathic Graphics
  3. Matt Adams, Mac Papers
  4. Dave Boynton Jr., Mac Papers

The PICA Foundation Purpose

The PICA Foundation Purpose

To encourage and assist through financial assistance and otherwise, worthy individuals primarily seeking education for careers in the Printing trade or industry.

The corporation is organized and shall be operated exclusively for public, charitable or educational purposes. In furtherance of such purposes, it may promote, establish, conduct and maintain activities on its own behalf or it may contribute to or otherwise assist other corporations, organizations and institutions carrying on such activities or any thereof; and for such purposes it may solicit and receive funds and other property, real, personal and mixed, and interests therein, by gift transfer, devise or bequest, and invest, reinvest, hold, manage, administer, expend and apply such funds and property, subject to such conditions and limitations, if any, as may be expressed in any instrument evidencing such gift, transfer, device or bequest. No part of the income or principal of the corporation shall insure to the benefit of or be distributed to any member, director or officer of the corporation or any other private individual, but reimbursement for expenditures or the payment of reasonable compensation for services rendered shall not be deemed to be a distribution of income principal.

In keeping with the spirit of Article III, the PICA Foundation policy is to spend interest only for program activities and protect the principal of the following accounts:
* PICA Foundation Educational Endowment * FundPICA/Weese Scholarship Fund * PICA/xpedx Graphics Management Institute Fund

PICA Trustees

Carolinas Master Printers Association
North Carolina Master Printers Association, Inc.
Carolinas Master Printers Association
The Printing Industry of the Carolinas, Inc.

PICA Scholarship Program

The Educational Endowment Fund was established by the PICA Foundation in 1988 with a funding goal of $1 million. The goals of the Educational Endowment Fund for the Graphic Arts Industry in North & South Carolina are:
To respond to the industry’s growing need for a skilled work force.
To provide financial assistance for promising students of graphic communications or graphic arts & imaging technology at community colleges and universities in North & South Carolina.

PICA Foundation Scholarships are available at Appalachian State University and Chowan University, and at Clemson University it is known as the Edgar H. Snider Memorial Scholarship. For additional details including criteria and application forms, you may contact:


Appalachian State University

George Glisan, Distinguished Professor Thomas W. Reese Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology West Kerr Scott Hall ASU Box 32122 Boone, NC 28608-2122 glisangb@appstate.edu Tel. (828) 262-8155

Chowan University

Tom Brennan, Department Chair Graphic Communications Department PO Box 1848 Murfreesboro, NC 27855 brennt@chowan.edu Tel. (252) 398-1224

Clemson University

Dr. Sam Ingram, Chairman Department of Graphic Communications G-01 Tillman Hall, Box 340720 Clemson, SC 29634-0720 Tel. (864) 656-3447


 

The PICA/Weese Scholarship established in 1985 honors Ms. Freda G. Weese who retired after 21 years of loyal and continuous service as PICA Director of Finance. Since 1992, PICA/Weese Scholarships have been awarded each year to deserving young people pursuing a graphic communications degree at community colleges within the Carolinas. Currently, the PICA Foundation awards four (4) $500 scholarships each year.

In 2006, the PICA/Treadaway Scholarship was established as a memorial to Bill Treadaway, who served from 1963-1991 as PICA President, and died in March 2004. The PICA/Treadaway Scholarship is designed as a multi-year scholarship for a graphic communications student at the community college level. For a first year student, the award is $500. If the recipient maintains or improves his/her overall GPA and major GPA, the second year award is $1,000.

For more information, contact community colleges listed below:


Catawba Valley Community College

Brian Morris 3550 Highway 70 Southeast Hickory, NC 28602-9699 Tel. (828) 327-7000

Central Piedmont Community College

Gareth Burns PO Box 35009 Charlotte, NC 28235 Tel. (704) 330-4425

Forsyth Tech Community College

Amos Ferguson 2100 Silas Creek Parkway Winston Salem , NC 27103 Tel. (336) 734-7283

Lenoir Community College

Dwight Downey PO Box 188 Kinston, NC 28502 Tel. (252) 527-6223

Midlands Technical Community College

Frances Young PO Box 2408 Columbia, SC 29202 Tel. (803) 822-3368

Spartanburg Community College

John Hoyle PO Box 4386 Spartanburg, SC 29305 Tel. (864) 591-3797

Trident Technical College

Sherri Brown PO Box 118067 Charleston, SC 29423 Tel. (843) 574-6185

Scholarship Recipients

Appalachian State University
Catawba Valley Community College
Chowan College
Clemson
Forsyth Technical Community College
Isothermal Community College
Lenoir Community College
McDowell Technical Community College
Midlands Technical College
Randolph Community College
Spartanburg Community College
Trident Technical College

PICA/xpedx Graphics Management Institute

The Graphics Management Institute (GMI) was established in 1977 to provide a program of continuing education to employees of the graphic arts and printing industry. The GMI is geared toward keeping company owners and other key managers up-to-date on industry trends, management practices and developing technologies. The curriculum includes seminars on sales and marketing, personnel, financing, computer applications, industrial relations, government affairs, and technical skills. The PICA Foundation and xpedx (formerly Dillard Paper Company) jointly endowed GMI, each contributing $50,000 to the fund, which partially underwrites tuition and program fees.