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Shaping retail's future.

   

45,000 JOBSEEKERS TRAINED

$1.5 MILLION SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED

100+ RETAILERS ENGAGED

As the philanthropic arm of the National Retail Federation, we stand up for the value of retail jobs at all levels and help support a bigger, better pool of talent for retailers nationwide. Through education, training and experiences for everyone from high school and college students to people with barriers to employment, we help more job seekers take their first steps toward promising careers.

Student attendees at the NRF Foundation's 2019 Student Program
2019 Student Program

The NRF Foundation 2019 Student Program took place in New York City, Jan. 10 - 13. Take a look at our recap of the event that brought 1000+ students to hear from retail's most innovative minds.

 
Learning builds confidence and confidence builds careers.
Explore RISE Up — a powerful program offering training and credentials that helps entry-level job seekers develop meaningful careers.
 
A woman who works at Macy's who started as a sales associate and is now a jewelry business manager
A student getting her resume reviewed at the resume workshop at student program 2017

Events and programs

We provide unique and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities that reveal first-hand the diverse career possibilities available within the retail industry. 
The List 2019 honorees on stage at the NRF Foundation Gala
 
NRF Foundation Gala
We celebrate the success of an industry that gets stronger with every reinvention. Our fifth annual Gala, held on January 13, 2019, raised over $3 million towards NRF Foundation programs and initiatives.
 
The Visionary 2019: Chip Bergh

Some people contemplate change, others make it happen. Chip Bergh’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of innovation encourages us all to dream and aim bigger.

Chip’s pioneering leadership navigated Levi Strauss & Co. through an incredible transformation, seizing opportunities to grow the business, foster innovation and champion sustainability initiatives while leaning on the iconic brand’s deep heritage and values.

Chip Bergh, President and CEO, Levi Strauss & Co.
 
Every year, the NRF Foundation recognizes 25 individuals on The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future
 
The List 2019

Every year, the NRF Foundation recognizes 25 individuals on The List of People Shaping Retail’s Future. Meet The List 2019.

 

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