Icon Co-founder and managing director Joanne Painter has been appointed to The PR Trust Board of Trustees of the global entity, The Future Communicators Foundation. Painter’s appointment to the Board marks the first Australian PR industry leader to join the US-based global Foundation.
The Future Communicators Foundation (FCF) provides scholarships, learning opportunities, and outreach programs that foster communication skills around sustainability, climate science, and social justice, focusing on developing countries and underserved communities.
As part of Icon’s ongoing commitment to the FCF, the agency will sponsor two annual academic scholarships at $AUD 2500 each over four years. One scholarship will be offered to a First Nations Australian student, while the second will be open to post-graduate students in the communications and digital media fields. Full details will be announced later this year.