ABMA Foundation Awards Kathy K Parr Scholarship to Matt Joos

Mon April 4, 2016

Matt is the son of Kris and Mike Joos of The Malish Corporation

The ABMA Foundation is please to announce that Matt Joos has been awarded a $2,500 Kathy K Parr Scholarship to help him with his graphic arts aspirations in his studies at Lakeland Community College, with four campuses in northeast Ohio where he is enrolled as a student.

ABMA Foundation President Mark Fultz said "We are very pleased to able to award this scholarship to Matt as his application embodies exactly the kind of support the Kathy K Parr Scholarship is designed to give to the families of our industry members. Matt is a hard working student with a rich and diverse history of sports and work involvement and is a very worthy recipient."

As the Broom, Brush, Mop and Roller industry's premier philanthropic and charitable organization, the ABMA Foundation is a catalyst for uniting people and organizations to make a difference through better education and opportunity. We secure contributions and provide grants for sustainable programs in research, education, and assistance for our industry associates and their families in need. Our strategic ties with the American Brush Manufacturers Association, coupled with our strong volunteer leadership and our generous donors, give us a powerful yet flexible infrastructure to anticipate and quickly respond to the needs affecting our industry and the welfare of its associates.

The ABMA Foundation Endowment Fund assists industry employees and their families based on need.

The Kathy K Parr Memorial Endowment Fund awards an annual $2,500 Kathy Parr Memorial Scholarship.  This money will be awarded to a high school age or older applicant who desires to improve his/her knowledge and understanding in the field of manufacturing and or business related activities.

David Parr, ABMA Foundation Executive Director says" Its with great pride on behalf of my entire family to see the Kathy K Parr Scholarship at work. I hope this award serves as a reminder to all of our ABMA member companies the Kathy K Parr Scholarship is there for your organization's employees and their families, and I encourage you to spread the word throughout your organization and to encourage your employees and their families to apply for a scholarship or endowment award."

The ABMA Foundation connects real people. Please visit the ABMA Foundation webpage for more information.