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Tucson Advertising Federation Educational Foundation

AAF Tucson is a strong supporter of education and has endowed an educational fund to support young professionals entering our industry. Scholarships and internships are awarded annually to local students to support their education, promote partnerships with local companies and to encourage new emerging talent to become part of our local professional community.

The Tucson Advertising Federation Educational Foundation (TAFEF) was established as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization to oversee the educational endowment fund. You can support TAFEF and our next generation of advertising professionals with a tax deductible contribution. Contact us for more information.

The AAF Tucson Media Partnership Program

AAF Tucson has partnered with select nonprofit organizations since 2000 to promote them and their services to the community through multi-media public service advertising campaigns.  Our non-profit beneficiaries currently include Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona , Tucson Children's Museum, Tu Nidito and the University of Arizona College of Science (See Tucson)

The program is truly a community partnership and could not work without the support and generosity of our media partners. The results have been outstanding, with well over $5 million donated in advertising support. Our bilingual public service advertising campaign done for United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona was the largest PSA project ever conducted in Southern Arizona.

With the inception of the media partnership program, AAF Tucson created a sustaining Educational Endowment Fund. Scholarships have been awarded annually to Student Advertising Federation members of Southwest University of Visual Arts, The Art Institute of Tucson, Pima Community College and University of Arizona. A Multicultural Advertising Education Scholarship has also been awarded annually. In 2013, an Internship Program was created to provide even greater benefits to AAF chapter students through paid industry related work experience.

AAF Tucson has received national recognition and been awarded for Public Service in the AAF National Club Achievement Competition for the program, which has also served as a model for other AAF chapters across the country. 

Our most sincere thanks goes to these members and local media companies who have participated in the AAF Tucson Media Partnership Program:

AdVision
Arizona Daily Star
Biz Tucson
Bolchalk FReY Marketing
Cumulus Media
Cox Media
The DesertLeaf 
Film Creations
Godat Design
Good News Communications
iHeartMedia 
KHRR Telemundo
Fox 11-KMSB / MyNet 18-KTTU
KOLD-TV 13

KVOA-TV
KUVE Univision
Labrecque Creative Sound
Lotus Communications
Madden Media
Scripps Broadcasting
Steven Meckler Photographer

Strongpoint Marketing
Tucson Local Media
Tucson Lifestyle Magazine

 

Entry Title: A Chair Named Clarity

Crown Chimp Productions

Gold ADDY® Award, Best of Show
Award Category: Digital Advertising - Video
Client: Allsteel/BMWDesignWorksUSA


Credits: 
Nickolas Duarte, director/executive producer
Drew Grubich, co-writer
Matthew King, editor
Oscar Rivera, director of photography
Chris Koval, talent
Fred Lux, talent
To-Ree-Nee Wolf, talent
Margoth Barrera-Murrin, producer
Lawannah Curry, talent
Jay Petersen, talent
Jason Huggins, voice over

Entry Title: Sprouts TV Commercial - Tulsa, OK

McFadden/Gavender Advertising

Gold ADDY® Award, Best Broadcast

Award Category: Outlets

Client: Sprouts Farmers Market

Credits: 
Thomas Haskin, Creative Director