National PELRA Foundation

The National PELRA Foundation is a nonprofit subsidiary of the National Public Employer Labor Relations Association (NPELRA). The Foundation provides scholarships to deserving graduate students studying labor and employee relations or a closely related field. The Foundation seeks to provide worthy graduate students interested in a career in public sector labor and employee relations with financial assistance.

Established without an endowment, the Foundation primarily relies on contributions from National PELRA members for funding. Once sufficient funds are available, universities and colleges with schools offering degrees in human resources management and/or labor and employee relations will be informed of the availability of the Foundation's Anthony C. "Tony" Russo Scholarships. Scholarship recipients are selected on an objective and nondiscriminatory basis. The Foundation seeks your support and contributions to accomplish this mission and contribute to the success of the next generation of labor relations professionals.



Download 2017 National PELRA Foundations Scholarship Application

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List of ALL National PELRA Foundation Russo Scholarship Winners

Foundation Bylaws


NPELRA Foundation 2016 Annual Report

NPELRA Foundation 2016 Annual Report

NPELRA Foundation 2015 Annual Report

NPELRA Foundation 2014 Annual Report

NPELRA Foundation 2013 Annual Report

NPELRA Foundation 2012 Annual Report

NPELRA Foundation 2011 Annual Report

NPELRA Foundation 2010 Annual Report

NPELRA Foundation 2009 Annual Report

NPELRA Foundation 2008 Annual Report 


Contribution by Credit Card

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--  To mail a contribution - see address below.  --

The NPELRA Foundation Benefactors Club:

  • Categories and Requirements  

    • Platinum Membership - A copy of a codicil to your will that bequeaths a gift of $3,000 or more to the Foundation.
    • Gold Membership - A gift(s) of at least $2,500 over no more than three years.
    • Silver Membership - A gift(s) of at least $1,000 over no more than three years.
    • Bronze Membership - A gift(s) of at least $500 in a given year.
    • Friends of the Foundation - Gifts of any amount in a given year. 

  • What Benefactors Receive   

    • A periodic Foundation Report on fundraising activities and scholarship winners.
    • Opportunities to serve on various Foundation Committees.
    • Recognition in the NPELRA Newsletter. 

  • To make a donation to the Foundation:

              For Platinum Membership:

    For those members interested in establishing a bequest in the name of the Foundation, the following language is suggested, subject to the approval of your tax advisor. In order to foster the higher education of persons interested in careers in public sector labor and employee relations, I hereby give and bequeath $-,-.00 to the NPELRA Foundation.

              For all others:

    Please mail your donations in the appropriate amounts to the NPELRA Foundation:

The NPELRA Foundation
10951 Sorrento Valley Road, Suite 2K
San Diego, CA 92121


  • Contributions to the NPELRA Foundation are tax-deductible.

  • For more information on the NPELRA Foundation and Anthony C. Russo Scholarship Program - contact:




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