Freedom to Give

By Lauren Culpepper posted 29 days ago


PRSM Foundation, the philanthropic arm of PRSM Association, was granted tax-exempt status in September 2018. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, any contributions made to PRSM Foundation in 2018 and going forward are tax-exempt to the full extent of the law. 

“I am thrilled the PRSM Foundation has been granted exemption status, as this is a major milestone in our journey to success,” said Brenda Villarreal, Executive Director, PRSM Foundation. 

PRSM Association was the first major donor to the PRSM Foundation, contributing more than $125,000. The PRSM Foundation Board of Directors plans to use the donation to establish the Foundation’s infrastructure, purchasing a donation management system, a website and establishing the Foundation programs. 

“We are very thankful for the PRSM Association Board’s generous support and its commitment to the PRSM Foundation,” said Bill Ackerman, Chair of PRSM Foundation Board of Directors.  

PRSM Foundation will host multiple fundraising events and activities during the PRSM2019 National Conference in Denver, Colorado. The second annual Golf Classic fundraising event will take place at TopGolf Centennial on Sunday, April 28, from 2–6 P.M. Regardless of your golfing skills, you are guaranteed to have a great time! During this event, the foundation will also conduct its first silent auction, which will continue throughout the conference until the Exhibit Hall closes on the last day. The PRSM Foundation is accepting in-kind donations for the silent auction — items such as sports memorabilia, travel related items, outings or experiences, gift certificates, etc., would be appreciated.

On Monday, April 29, from 8 A.M.–2 P.M., the PRSM Foundation Impact Committee will host the Charity Project at the Denver Volunteers of America Family Motel, a fully operational motel that provides services for homeless individuals and families. The motel reserves 30 rooms for families who receive a voucher from the City of Denver, while also offering 10 “respite rooms,” which help homeless individuals who need recuperation following a hospital stay. During this event, volunteers will help paint the facility and make small repairs.

Back by popular demand, the PRSM Foundation Headshot Lounge will be available at PRSM2019. Attendees can have a professional headshot photo taken by donating to the foundation. Group/company photos are also available and can be taken at supplier booths in the Exhibit Hall, by appointment only. This is a great way to recognize your team and support the PRSM Foundation. 

Looking to provide visibility for your organization and make an impact in the industry? The PRSM Foundation has several conference sponsorship opportunities available. For more information or to sponsor, email or call 469-364-7589.

Thank you!

Special thanks to our 2018 Charity Project Host, Event Sponsors and In-Kind Donor Companies:


  • Benjamin Moore & Co.
  • Bonded Filter Co.
  • Branded Group
  • CBRE I FacilitySource
  • Commercial Fire, LLC
  • Facility Plus
  • Fexa
  • Global Facility Management & Construction
  • Grounds Control USA
  • Major Facility 
  • Solutions, Inc.
  • National Coating Solutions, Inc.
  • Onsite, Inc.
  • PPG Paints
  • PRSM Association
  • QSI Facilities
  • Renovia
  • S.A. Comunale Co., Inc. 
  • Sherwin-Williams 
  • Springwise Facility Management
  • Superclean Service Company, Inc.
  • Triangle Sign & Services, LLC
  • Veterans Worldwide Maintenance
  • Vixxo
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