WAYS TO GIVE
PAVE STUDENT AID &
The PAVE Student Aid & Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to students in educational programs preparing them for careers in the retail environments industry, including but not limited to careers in retail design and planning, and visual merchandising industries. The program was developed to help ensure a future talent pool for the industry by eliminating barriers to studying in these fields. The funds assist students who are experiencing financial difficulties that may prevent them from continuing school.
NAMED SCHOLARSHIP + EXPERIENCE
Rewards a scholarship in the name of your choosing as well as an educational experience to deserving students based on merit and/or need. A representative from PAVE will work with you to determine application criteria such as grade point average, region, and academic concentrations. The sponsor has the option to cover travel costs independently.
Minimum Donation: $2,500 ($1,500 Scholarship + $1,000 Travel)
Rewards a scholarship in the name of your choosing to deserving students based on merit and/or need. A representative from PAVE will work with you to determine application criteria such as grade point average, region, and academic concentrations.
Minimum Donation: $2,500
ANNUAL NAMED STUDENT AID GRANT
PAVE's Student Aid Program addresses student need that can impact ongoing education and rewards students based on merit and need. You may participate in the grant reward process if desired.
Suggested Donation: $5,250 (3 years/$1,750 per year)
SPONSOR A DESIGN CHALLENGE
The Planning and Visual Education Partnership (PAVE), founded in 1992, has grown into the retail design, planning, and visual merchandising industry’s premier educational foundation, and a recognized advocate for design students. To continue the journey of helping students showcase their talent the foundation created the PAVE Student Design Competition in 1994 and the PAVE Globalshop (RetailX) Student Design Project.
PAVE's Student Design Challenges promote “real-world” design experience for students interested in pursuing careers in the retail design industry. Students involved in retail planning, visual merchandising, interior design, architecture, and branding programs create a dynamic design space for sponsors of the competitions. Hundreds of students participating in our competitions demonstrate the will to innovate, redesign, and reinvent actual retail design space for sponsors across the world.
The purpose of these challenges is to highlight, advertise & advocate great retail design, and to provide its winners extensive insight, publicity, and prestige networking with the industry either at the PAVE Gala or the RetailX Trade Show.
Increase brand awareness and recognition by deepening relationships and engagement through your involvement
Provide students with a one-of-a-kind opportunity to obtain "real-life" design experience.
Receive and observe trend insights by viewing a fresh take on y our brand by your target audience.
Owning hundreds of design ideas from top talent at the collegiate level.
Design culture cultivation by inspiring future designers.
Opportunity to present awards to top educational programs and encourages supporting design education.
Receive media exposure and a tax deduction for your involvement in the competition.
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SPONSORING A STUDENT DESIGN CHALLENGE,
GIVE US A CALL AT 954-551-9234
OTHER WAYS TO GIVE BACK
PAVE HELPING HAND FUND
Enhance the educational experience at a college program. PAVE’s Helping Hand Fund enables accredited institutions to improve their programs.
Gifts of Appreciated Property or Collectibles. With careful planning, you can enjoy favorable tax benefits, such as a charitable contribution deduction or the elimination of long-term capital gains tax, from gifts of long-term appreciated securities and real estate. If you donate collectibles, you can deduct the appraisal amount for the items. Consult your accountant for details on planned giving benefits.
Honor and sustain your family name with a bequest to PAVE.
LIFE INCOME/CHARITABLE TRUSTS
Make a substantial gift to PAVE without forfeiting the annual income produced by these assets. A charitable trust allows you to retain income for the life of you and your spouse, and it can be structured to create a substantial tax break over a period of years.
You can transfer ownership of an existing policy to PAVE or purchase a new life insurance policy naming PAVE as the beneficiary and/or owner.
Honor a loved one or respected colleague with a gift to PAVE in their name. Any amount accepted. Your thoughtfulness will be acknowledged (without mentioning the amount) to the individual or family member/friend.
LET'S MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Here are some ways you can donate: