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Updated Plans and Sanitized Hands - Shifting AAF Dallas

Dear members, friends, sponsors,

After much thought, AAF Dallas has decided to cancel all in-person events until Spring 2021 this includes postponing our Shining Stars event scheduled for September 3.  

AAF Dallas was founded in 1908 to be the unifying voice of advertising and to elevate the industry both locally and nationally. In the last 112 years, we’ve largely been an event-based organization and this pandemic has forced us to be introspective about our purpose, mission and responsibility towards our members and potential attendees to our events.  

We believe now more than ever in our mission of elevating and unifying the voice of advertising.

We are actively planning virtual experiences for you such as: 

  • continuing education that focuses on actionable changes our industry needs to make in recognizing the importance of diversity, multiculturalism and belonging, 
  • giving back to our community through our skills and resources, and 
  • developing the future of our industry and world through our education initiatives. 

We recognize that the industry’s needs are changing day-to-day and week-to-week, so we’ll be sending a series of surveys and polls for you to let us know what you need and expect from AAF Dallas and all its board members. Expect the first survey  next week. Please take the time to fill out these surveys.

If you have suggestions or concerns please feel free to reach out to us at [email protected]

Thank you, 

Jorge Rosales, President of AAF Dallas 

AAF Dallas Foundation to give SIX (6) $2,000 scholarships

The 2020 AAF Dallas Foundation scholarship information is now live on https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=cftexasscholarship. The application deadline is Sunday, March 1, 2020. 
The AAF Dallas Foundation Scholarship provides one-year scholarships for up to $2,000 to current college students with average academic achievement and financial need working towards a bachelors or master's degree in the field of advertising or marketing communications, including advertising, marketing, radio/ tv/film, journalism, graphic design and communications or related fields. 
 
Eligibility Criteria: 
  • Sophomores, juniors in college, or working towards a masters degree.
  • Min 3.0 GPA
  • Attend a collegiate institution in Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Grayson, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Rockwall, and Tarrant counties. 
  • Applicants must be a United States or documented legal residents of the United States.
Selection Criteria:
  • Career ambitions in advertising.
  • Contributions to the collegiate advertising community.
  • Financial need
  • School and community participation, demonstrated leadership potential, essay response, letters of recommendation will also be taken into consideration.