Founded in 1992, The Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE), is a vital and effective organization that enables young talent to build successful careers in all aspects of the retail industry. Our vision is to cultivate relationships with students and educators through financial assistance, top industry thinking, inspiration and mentorship.



To connect students, educators and professionals who support the retail industry in a vibrant, meaningful and mentoring format.

  • To provide students with financial support and industry exposure.

  • To connect educators and industry professionals to enrich curricula and encourage industry dialogue

  • To provide retail industry business with new, qualified talent and encourage reciprocal investment in PAVE

  • To ensure the future viability of the retail industry by investing in the next generation of leaders.