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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.

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.

 
Introducing... 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.
 
FIT at the 2019 NRF Foundation Student Program
2019 Student Program

NRF Foundation President Ellen Davis details what to expect at the 2019 Student Program in New York City, Jan. 10 - 13.

 
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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. 
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.
 
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Jake Fischer, Holly Li, David Pang, Aneesa Lee all posing for a picture at the NRF Foundation 2018 Gala
 
NRF Foundation Gala
We celebrate the success of an industry that gets stronger with every reinvention. Join us for our fifth annual Gala in January 2019 as we stand up for the value of retail jobs and the opportunities retail offers millions of Americans.
 
The List of People Shaping Retail's Future and The Visionary
Every year, we recognize the true originals, determined idealists, inspirational change-makers, champions of retail and fearless leaders whose imagination, inspiration and innovation make a true impact on the industry.
 
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