The 4A’s Face of Talent connects more than 750 advertising and marketing talent leaders with the next generation of the marketing workforce with a concentration on diversity, equity and inclusion.
Now in its ninth year, this week-long calendar of events celebrates more than 200 college students in the Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (maip) and Foundation Scholars. All proceeds from the Face of Talent will benefit the 4A’s Foundation.
The 4A’s Foundation exists to advocate for and connect diverse talent to the marketing industry. We celebrate a community that fosters a culture of curiosity, creativity, and craft to fuel a more equitable future. By investing in and developing talent, we believe possibilities are endless.
The 4A’s Foundation provides financial support via scholarships to diverse individuals studying advertising, media, the creative arts, and public relations. The foundation has distributed more than $3.6 million since 1997. More than 400 talented students from top colleges, universities, and portfolio schools have received scholarships from one or more of the funds within the foundation.
In 2018, the 4A’s Foundation included support for two New York City public high schools, the Manhattan Early College for Education (MECA) and the High School for Innovation in Advertising (IAM), which are dedicated to preparing more than 1,000 diverse high school students for careers in advertising and media.
The Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (maip) has connected more than 3,000 diverse individuals at all professional levels with agencies for more than 46 years.