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Celebrations & Programs

Celebrating PRSA History Across the Country

During the year 2022 and into 2023 six of our Chapters also will be celebrating their 75th anniversary. As programs and gatherings are planned, we will share information about them in this space. 

We invite all PRSA Chapters and communities to find ways to recognize the power of influence that your local Chapter commands, and that each member holds as we execute our work in an ethical and transparent way. 

Ideas for Events

The 75th Anniversary Committee has prepared a Chapter toolkit that includes guidance on planning programs and editorial outreach that your Chapter may engage in. Ideas and templates are provided in the toolkit located on this page. Download the toolkit and find information and creative assets to help you join the celebration.

Join us in congratulating our founding Chapters on their 75th anniversary and let us know what you will be doing in your PRSA community to join in the fun and celebration of our shared history.

Founding Chapters:
  • San Francisco (1947)
  • New York (1947)
  • Los Angeles (1947)
  • Hawaii (1947)
  • Detroit (1947)
  • Chicago (1948)




PRSA Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Chapter has a series of upcoming events at which the 75th Anniversary will be commemorated and recognized.  Visit prsala.org for details on these activities!

  • May 3
    Virtual | Twitter Spaces: Media Coverage on Rise in AAPI Attacks and its Effect on Mental Health
  • May 12
    Virtual | Program "Representation in Hollywood" in partnership with VOICES, HPRA, and Museum of Public Relations.
  • April 29
    Virtual | Independent Professional Virtual Lunch & Learn -- Tips for Going Out on Your Own: I’m an independent – now what?!
  • May 21
    In-Person | Media Relations Bootcamp, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Location: TBD (likely downtown) Speakers: Joe Marchelewski and Holly Baird
  • June 6 or 7
    In Person | Social Responsibility Comms panel; Location TBD; Speakers: Christiane Maertens, DoGoodery
  • Aug. 5
    In Person | Sunrise Honors Diversity Awards City Club DTLA

April 11, 2022 

PRSA Kansas City

PRSA Greater Kansas City Chapter announces 2022 Inez Y. Kaiser Memorial Fund Scholarship award winners.
Visit PRSA Kansas City for details.

July, 2022 

PRSA Hawaii

A Toast to 75 Years at the KOA Anvils program
More info coming soon!

September 27, 2022 

PRSA New York

Big Apple Awards Program Recognition and Toast to 75 Years.
More info

October 21, 2022

PRSA San Francisco
6 - 9 p.m.

Cheers to 75 Years:
A Celebration featuring our Annual Foggies Awards Ceremony

We are thrilled to celebrate 75 years of PRSA and PRSA San Francisco. To commemorate this significant milestone, we are honoring our winners in PR excellence with our annual Foggies Awards Ceremony. We will look at the great contributions across the SF Bay Area public relations industry from the past year and toast to the 75th anniversary of the organization and our distinguished Chapter.

Visit prsasf.org for more information and tickets to the celebration event.

November 13, 2022 

Opening Night Reception at ICON 2022
Join PRSA as we open the 75th annual conference with a fun filled party and celebration of 75 years of history and connecting public relations professionals, students, academics, thought leaders, agency professionals, journalists, and industry supporters and partners. For information on attending ICON, please visit ICON 2022.

November, 2022 

PRSA Detroit

75th Anniversary Recognition
Annual Meeting

The Detroit Chapter of PRSA is celebrating the 75th Anniversary of PRSA throughout the year. We will culminate efforts at our annual meeting in November with a special toast in commemoration of the anniversary. Visit prsadetroit.org for details on our many programs, events, and activities.

January 17, 2023 

PRSA Day at PRSA Headquarters 

Join the livestreamed event celebrating the Proclamation of PRSA Day from the NYC headquarters of PRSA with your Chair, Felicia Blow, Ph. D., Chair-elect, Michelle Egan, Fellow PRSA, APR, CEO Linda Thomas Brooks and your Board of Directors as we celebrate 75 years of moving the communications profession forward. 

Having an event to celebrate the 75th Anniversary?
Submit details to PRSA75@prsa.org to be added to this calendar. 



PRSA is excited to provide all PRSA Chapters, Sections and Districts with tools and resources to help everyone commemorate PRSA’s 75th Anniversary.


We are thrilled to join together on social media to spotlight history-making contributions made over the years by public relations and communications professionals.


This commemoration will run throughout 2022 and culminate in PRSA Day on Jan. 17, 2023.

Download the Toolkit


PRSA 75th Anniversary