The Frieda Rapoport Caplan Family Business Scholarship Program was established in 2001 through a generous grant from Frieda’s, Inc. by Karen Caplan and Jackie Caplan Wiggins in honor of their mother, Frieda. The program is designed to increase family business’ involvement in government relations and produce industry advocacy.
“There really is nothing like the power of grassroots involvement here in Washington, and this program enables members of family businesses to experience that camaraderie and coordinated commitment to the issues that affect our industry,” said Victoria Backer, United Fresh senior vice president of member services, foundation. “This program is a perfect opportunity for first-timers to Washington to become engaged in the political process with the support of hundreds of other industry members. We strongly encourage anyone who is involved with a family business to apply.”
Applications are now being accepted for the program, and more information is available at http://www.unitedfresh.org/programs/frieda_rapoport_caplan_scholarship. Applicants must complete an application and written submission detailing why they want to attend the Washington Public Policy Conference and what they hope to gain from the experience. Applicants must be employed by a family business that is a United Fresh member company in good standing. All applications must be received by July 15. Applications should be sent to the United Fresh Foundation, attention Victoria Backer via email to email@example.com; fax to 202-303-3433; or mail to United Fresh Foundation, 1901 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC, 20006.
For more information about the scholarship program, contact Backer at 202-303-3400 ext. 408 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and for more information about the Washington Public Policy Conference, contact United’s Angela Tiwari at 202-303-3400 ext. 416 or email@example.com.