Education Foundation Providing Funding for Student Based Programming

Education Foundation

The D8 Foundation is now accepting donations!

This hold on funding will be accessed and reviewed each year going forward. Our hope is that we will be able to grant funding requests again for clubs soon.

We are requesting, similar to the request made at the time of the fund’s creation, that each club make a commitment to the foundation by budgeting an annual donation. We feel a minimum of $100 per club, per year will greatly aid in maintaining the foundation base.

As we look to continue and grow this fund, an annual donation will be a requirement to submit a request from the foundation. Donations made by corporations within your club’s market can be considered as your club’s annual contribution.

Thank you for your continued support of the AAF District 8 Education Foundation. Donations to the District 8 Foundation are tax-deductible. Our Tax ID number is: 27-4441540

Checks should be made out to the AAF D8 Foundation and mailed to Andrea Barber AAF D8, 729 Aztalan Drive, Madison, WI 53718

Our Commitment

The Education Foundation exists to provide ongoing funding for the NSAC competition and other student based programming. Every year, the 8th District of the American Advertising Federation encourages the growth and development of advertising students in our district by hosting the National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC). Advertising is essential. Through it, we sell our products, services and ideas. The NSAC provides valuable, hands-on learning experience to promising advertising and marketing students. We also support the creative health of our students by promoting and encouraging them to participate in the AAF awards program; The American Advertising Awards (ADDY).

Foundation Bylaws →


The 8th District Education Foundation, managed by a board of directors separate from the 8th District AAF officers, was created in the early 90’s to provide ongoing funding for the National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC). The initial goal was to raise $100,000 over five years.  Once achieved, an annual annuity of approximately 10% of the Foundation fund was intended to cover costs of hosting the District 8 NSAC. As financial aspirations sometimes go, the amount of time it took to raise the money was far more than five years and 10% annual annuity earnings are no longer a reality.

But the money was raised, and over the last decade, the D8 Foundation board of directors has granted funding requests to a variety of student programs including; NSAC, ADDY (AAA) and student membership growth events. 

Click here to learn more about the D8 Education Foundation history.

Gift Limits

The AAF District 8 Education Foundation has determined that the total amount of gifting for each year shall be no more than $5,000. Funds available in subsequent years may be adjusted based on the AAF District 8 Education Foundation financial status. Amount of gifting per each approved application will also vary based on request and the final decision of the AAF District 8 Education Foundation board. Requests are eligible for funding once in the AAF calendar year; July 1 – June 30.


  1. AAF District 8 NSAC programs/schools and students
  2. AAF District 8 clubs/district that are producing or creating student/NSAC recruitment programs or initiatives
  3. AAF District 8 ADDY The American Advertising Awards (ADDY) student programs and recruitment

The Process

Information on eligibility; how to submit a proposal and guidelines are available from all AAF – District 8 board members or from the AAF District 8 Education Foundation board.

We encourage you to submit an application based on your program initiatives and goals. Also – we will continue to accept donations to the AAF – District 8 Education Foundation fund. If you would like to donate, please contact us for further instructions.

  1. Eligible subjects can request can complete the application form here
  2. Application forms must be completed in full in order to be considered.
  3. Requests can be submitted at any time throughout the AAF calendar year; July 1 – June 30.
  4. Your request will be reviewed and notification of approval or denial will be made within 30 days of receipt.
  5. Monies granted will be dispersed within a minimum of 30 days of approval but not to exceed 90 days.
  6. Report form (final) is required by the D8 Foundation board no later than 30 days following event or project that was recipient of funds. Date to be determined at time of gifting.

Foundation Leadership

Brad Clemenson

Brad Clemenson

Foundation VP

North Dakota State University

Kristie Haubrich

Kristie Haubrich

Foundation Secretary/Treasurer

Nova-Tech Engineering


Amy Soquet