COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

“Success is not built on what we accomplish for ourselves.
Its foundation lies in what we do for others..."

 

At Publicity Works, We Believe
in Public RelationSHIPS
.

Wikipedia Latin meaning: pro bono publico, "for the public good." We not only believe in public relations, but public relationSHIPS as well. Giving back to the community through our extraordinary commitment to pro bono publico counsel is the foundation and fundamental practice of Publicity Works.

Our pro bono practice not only improves the lives of those we serve, it also provides those organizations tremendous satisfaction and opportunities for further development.

Publicity Works' distinguished history representing pro bono clients and charitable foundations is widely recognized. We're also honored to receive several awards and commendations in recognition for the philanthropy efforts with which the agency has been involved. In 2001, the PA Department of Community & Economic Development commended Trish Doll for contributing to our healthy community beyond measure . . . Secretary, Sam McCullough. The SBDC Women's Conference testimonial stated, "your PR presentation renewed faith in our mission to be the ambassador of goodwill."

SPECIAL FEATURE

The following article is a special byline contributed as a PR Committee Volunteer for Skate America, the premier international figure skating competition, sanctioned and hosted annually by United States Figure Skating (USFS). Skate America is one of six International Skating Union Grand Prix events held every year. Reading, PA was the Host City for this international event held in the United States in 2003 and 2007. The competitions drew spectators from around the country. National and international publicity for this involved television coverage, including broadcasting to Canada, Japan, Russia, France, Italy and Germany. 2007 Skate America was projected to have a local economic impact of more than $3 million. In 2003, the Reading-hosted event brought a combined attendance of 16,000 over 4 days.

Click here for the article-Pages 17-19
Skating Magazine, August/September 2007

We actively engage in community work by serving on boards of directors or committees of non-profit organizations, and on boards of organizations that seek to increase name recognition and market share for those with limited means. The agency has performed services for a significant number and variety of charitable organizations, most notably:

  • Advantage Home Care

  • American Federation of Musicians

  • American Heart Association (Recipient of Two American Heart Awards for over $100,000 fundraising)

  • Americans for the Arts

  • Area School Districts & Student Mentoring Programs

  • The Bell Atlantic Golf Classic

  • Berks Visiting Nurse Association

  • ATHENA International (active recipient since 1996)

  • Blue Cross (created & launched The Heart & Sole Run event)

  • Chester County Chamber of Commerce

  • Chester County Economic Development Council

  • Chester County SPCA

  • Family Guidance Center

  • Girl Scouts of America

  • Governor Edward Rendell's proclamation/commendation, received for Trish's SOS-Save Our Strings initiative for helping to save and 'maintain the arts in education and our culture'.

  • The Great Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce (Founding Board member for Chamber initiation)

  • Greater Reading Chamber Alliance (Received the Volunteer Spotlight Recognition, 2009); the Shining Star Award for 30 years of community involvement and volunteerism, 2021. Team of Experts - Marketing 

  • Home Health Care Management

  • Hospice Foundation of America (Certified Hospice Musician Volunteer)

  • Initiative for a Competitive Greater Reading Task Force

  • Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth

  • Make-A-Wish® Foundation

  • Marine Band of Allentown

  • Mary's Shelter

  • Millersville University Executive Mentoring Program

  • Missionary Sisters

  • National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

  • National MS Society (Corporate Achiever's Awards)

  • Opportunity House (Reading-Berks Emergency Shelter)

  • Partnership Movement

  • PA Governor's Best 50 Women in Business Scholarship Fund (on Founding Board, fundraising thousands of dollars annually for women returning to the workforce; active Governor's recipient since 1997)

  • PA Department of Community & Economic Development

  • PA Women's Business Advocacy Program

  • PA Turnpike Commission

  • Penn State Technology Council

  • Pennsylvania March launch for PA Bill 

  • Prospectus Berco - initiated a music therapy program

  • Public Relations Student Society of America

  • Sacred Heart Villa

  • Sisters of the Americas' Project Mercy

  • Skate America

  • Small Business Development Council

  • St. Ignatius Loyola & RCIA

  • US Women's Chamber of Commerce

  • Vanished Children's Alliance

  • Who's Who Among Notable Business Women

  • Women's Network for PA's Entrepreneurial Training