Thanks to FoWF board member Lindsay McGarity, Friends of White Flint has been awarded our very first grant! Her company, Edelman, a leading global communications marketing firm that partners with many of the world’s largest and emerging businesses and organizations, helping them evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations, is giving FoWF $2,000 for its Pike District Pedestrian Safety Campaign. The grant is part of their Edelman Community Investment Grant program. The Community Investment Grant Review Committee carefully reviewed all applications, and ours was among the most inspiring examples of how Edelman employees, like Lindsay, are making a difference in their communities.
Edelman was awarded the Grand Prix Cannes Lion for PR in 2014; six Cannes Lions in 2015; and the Grand Prix in the Titanium category in 2016. The firm was named “2016 Global Agency of the Year” by the Holmes Report; one of Advertising Age’s “Agencies to Watch” in 2014; and one of Forbes’ “14 Most Influential Agencies of 2014”. In 2015, Edelman was among Glassdoor’s “Best Places to Work” for the fifth time. Edelman owns specialty firms Edelman Intelligence (research) and United Entertainment Group (entertainment, sports, experiential), a joint venture with United Talent Agency.