Clear Channel Outdoor Supporting Military Veterans
Clear Channel Outdoor’s Efforts Help the Patriot Education Fund Reach $500K Milestone
2018 Patriot Education Fund Clear Channel Outdoor Scholarship Recipients
Chicago, IL – The Patriot Education Fund, the organization that provides college scholarships, and mentoring to Illinois military families, and Clear Channel Outdoor Americas (CCOA) (NYSE: CCO), an indirect subsidiary of iHeart Media Inc., today announced the Patriot Education Fund has reached a milestone of awarding $500,000 in scholarships to Illinois veterans and their families. Clear Channel Outdoor has been an active supporter of the Patriot Education Fund by donating digital out of home (DOOH) billboards annually to promote scholarships for military veterans. Four local Illinois residents were named as recipients of the Patriot Education Fund’s Clear Channel Outdoor scholarships for 2018.
The Patriot Education Fund provides financial and educational assistance to enlisted military veterans
(E1 to E5) and their dependents. The organization bridges the unintended funding gaps created by the post 9/11 GI Bill, by providing financial support to individuals pursuing bachelor and associate degrees, accredited technical training diplomas and certified apprenticeship programs. With a 100 percent graduation rate since 2011, the Patriot Education Fund has underwritten 135 scholarships with over $500,000 reinvested back into Illinois military families across the state.
A corporate partner to the Patriot Education Fund since 2013, Clear Channel Outdoor has donated complimentary digital out of home advertising from 2016-2018 throughout Northeast Illinois to promote scholarships for military veterans. The billboards ran creative on how to apply for a scholarship through the Patriot Education Fund in over 30 communities.
Clear Channel Outdoor has donated complimentary digital out of home advertising from 2016-2018 throughout Northeast Illinois to promote scholarships for military veterans.
“We’re proud to support the mission of the Patriot Education Fund over the last five years,” said Ed Marcin, Vice President Public Affairs/Special Projects, Clear Channel Outdoor Chicago. “The Patriot Education Fund provides our local Illinois veterans and their families with access to the educational opportunities they need as they transition from service to our country into successful careers. We honor our veterans for their dedicated services and are so proud of our scholars as they continue to thrive as students and new professionals.”
“Thanks to key corporate partners like Clear Channel Outdoor, the Patriot Education Fund has raised over $500,000 to provide education benefits for veterans and their families,” said Dave Dahler, Chairman, Patriot Education Fund. “The Patriot Education Fund and Clear Channel Outdoor partnership has ensured that these American heroes will transition successfully into the private sector.”
“Clear Channel Outdoor has been extremely valuable from our inception by raising awareness of our mission and by making veterans aware of valuable scholarship opportunities,” said Mark Slaby, Founder, Patriot Education Fund. “Clear Channel has had a major factor in building awareness of our program and mission to support military families.”
There were four 2018 Patriot Education Fund Clear Channel Outdoor Scholarship Recipients. Read about them and the Patriot Education Fund and Clear Channel Outdoor Partnership click on the link⇒Clear Channel Outdoor, the Patriot Education Fund