HALO Donates to Bill Schmidt, Sr. Scholarship Fund

STERLING, IL (November 1, 2016) –HALO Branded Solutions had made a $5,000 donation to the Bill Schmidt, Sr. Scholarship through the Promotional Products Education Foundation. This scholarship was established with a $50,000 donation from Liz and CJ Schmidt. The Schmidt family, owners of Hit Promotional Products, established this perpetual scholarship in memory of Bill Schmidt, Sr., who passed away in April. A $1,000 Bill Schmidt, Sr. Scholarship will be awarded annually to a deserving student from the industry starting in 2017 and continuing in perpetuity. HALO is also a Tomorrow Fund donor with a commitment of $12,000 to PPEF.

According to Marc Simon, HALO CEO, “Our additional financial commitment to PPEF through the Bill Schmidt, Sr. Scholarship reflects our respect for a man and a family that have done great things to move our industry forward.”

PPEF was founded by industry leaders as a way to give back to the promotional products industry. PPEF offers college scholarships, ranging from $1,000 for one year to $8,000 over four years, to industry personnel and their children. Scholarships are available for all majors and are funded through the generous contributions from companies and individuals within the industry. Since 1989, PPEF has awarded over $1.5 million in scholarships.

About HALO Branded Solutions
HALO Branded Solutions, with operational headquarters in Sterling, Illinois, is a leading promotional products distributor in the $20 billion per year promotional products industry. The Company has a growing nationwide sales force and expects to continue its profitable growth by offering innovative client solutions,priced competitively, and supported by world-class operations and customer service.