franklin event


Printing Industries Alliance announced that the rescheduled date for this year’s Print Drives America Franklin Event is November 17th, 2021. We will continue to announce more table sponsorships and additional Recipients of the Champion of Print Awards. More than a dozen table sponsorships have been announced and dozens more are in the pipeline.

The 68th Annual Print Drives America Franklin Event will be held in New York City at the prestigious Club 101, a private club located in the iconic Kalikow Building located on Park Avenue at the corner of 40th Street. This is the industry’s most prestigious printing industry dinner and is on track to sell out early.

Proceeds will go to the Print Drives America Foundation that is the national champion and cheerleader for America’s print industry. Marty Maloney, Executive Vice President of the Printing Industries Alliance and Executive Director of Print Drives America stated “Supporting the Franklin Event is an opportunity to support the printing industry. On November 17th, 2021 we will be celebrating the entire print industry.”

Mercury Print Productions in Rochester, NY has been named the recipient of The Innovation in Print Award. Mercury has a strong reputation for embracing the latest printing technologies to enhance their printed output on behalf of their clients. They will be joined by other Awardees in Champion of Print categories who will be announced shortly. It was previously announced that Tom Quinlan, Chairman, President & CEO of LSC Communications, is the recipient of the top Franklin Award for Distinguished Service.  Only the Franklin Award goes to an individual, the other awards go to companies.

Sponsorships will be kept at the same cost as in the past. Sponsorships that include a table of ten are available at $6500 and individual seats are now available at $350. Call (203) 912-0804 or email Marty Maloney to add your name to the sponsor’s list or reserve your seat.

Thomas J. Quinlan III to Receive Prestigious Franklin Award for Distinguished Service

Printing Industries Alliance has announced that Thomas J. Quinlan, III, Chairman, President & CEO of LSC Communications has been selected as the recipient of the 2020 Franklin Award for Distinguished Service — the highest honor given an individual by the graphic communications community. The Franklin Award has been presented for over 60 years to renowned political, business, journalism, and communications leaders, for their outstanding achievements and contributions to American society.

Thomas Quinlan is the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of LSC Communications, a global leader in traditional and digital print, print-related services and office products, serving the needs of publishers, merchandisers, and direct marketers. With over 20,000 employees, annual revenues of over $3.5 billion, and operations in the US, Mexico and Canada, Mr. Quinlan’s leadership of this graphic communications powerhouse continues to make a significant impact on the United States economy and American society.  Mr. Quinlan has had a long and auspicious career in our industry. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, the largest provider of printing and communication business services in the world, from March 2007 to Sept. 2016. “We are excited to salute Mr. Quinlan with this prestigious honor and acknowledge his achievements in front of hundreds of the most prominent CEO’s and senior executives from the printing, publishing, digital, advertising and graphic communications community,” says Tim Freeman, President, Printing Industries Alliance. “He is a true “Champion of Print”, his achievements and leadership are worthy of recognition by the industry.”

In past years, the Franklin Award for Distinguished Service has been presented to nationally known luminaries that include several United States Presidents, New York State Governors George Pataki and Mario Cuomo, New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, as well as notables such as Benny Landa, Martha Stewart, Norman Rockwell, and Walter Cronkite.

To become a sponsor: 

Download Sponsorship form, sponsor online or contact Kim Tuzzo, Printing Industries Alliance, (716) 691-3211.

About the Franklin Event

PIA affiliates of the greater New York/ New Jersey geographic footprint have presented the Annual Franklin Event for 67 years, since 1952. During that time period a wide variety of national and industry dignitaries have received well-earned recognition during the event.  Franklin Event proceeds will be earmarked solely to support the PRINT DRIVES AMERICA FOUNDATION, an organization developed to give PRINT a stronger voice, increase PRINT’s dominant market share, highlight its effectiveness and ROI, and enhance its positive perception. In November of 2021 the event returns to a 100% Printing Industries Alliance sponsored Franklin Event with a total focus on recognizing those who participate in and support print communications, in all of its forms.


2021 Franklin Event

Printing Industries Alliance and Print Drives America Foundation – Giving PRINT a Stronger Voice

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