Posted by: Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA) | December 7, 2010

PIHRA Foundation News

Do You Need Yearend Tax Deductions or Holiday Gifts?

Yearend tax deductions are easy when you help the PIHRA Foundation!  Go to and click on Cars 4 Causes to donate a car, truck, RV, motorcycle or boat that you no longer need.  You get a tax deduction and the Foundation gets a cash donation!

Or if you want to make a cash donation, simply make a check payable to the PIHRA Foundation and mail it to the PIHRA office:

360 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 2020
El Segundo, CA 90245

If you still need to do your holiday shopping and make a year end tax deduction at the same time, go to “eScrip Online Mall” through

Here are some of your favorite participating online stores…Amazon, babyGAP, Apple Store, Dell Home, Home Depot, Staples, bloomingdale’s, adidas, LEGO, Best Buy, FTD, Harry and David, GODIVA Chocolatier, Petsmart, Nordstrom, Toys R Us, Sears, Lancome, JCPenny, TurboTax, Barnes&Noble, Cabelas, Blue Nile, Sephora, eHarmony, TiVo,, Eddie Bauer, Office Depot, eBay,,,, Wireless from AT&T…and more!

Your favorite online retailers will make a donation on your behalf to the Foundation every time you shop at their online stores after you’ve signed up.  It’s so easy!
The PIHRA Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit which makes your contributions completely tax deductible.

All contributions support educational scholarships and help to defer the printing costs of our award-winning, nationally known booklet “You & Your First Job.”

Thank you for your ongoing generosity

PIHRA Foundation Continues to Add Strength to it’s Board

Bill Groenekamp, PIHRA Foundation President, recently announced the addition of yet another strong addition to the Foundation Board of Directors – Petra Hatzesberger, PHR (D3). Petra’s experience with IT will provide the Board with addition resources for enhancing our presence in the virtual world. Petra is an HR Generalist with the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.  Prior to this worked for an IT Security Consulting firm and has 18 successful years with an international, independent convention center in Germany. Since 2008 Petra serves as the Communication Chair for District 3. She is also a SHRM member. Petra and her husband live in Pasadena.

Volunteers Make the Difference!

Nearly half of the PIHRA Districts have enjoyed the benefits of incorporating a PIHRA Foundation Liaison on to their District Board of Directors. These volunteer Liaisons help keep their districts informed of Foundation activities, volunteer opportunities, and fund-raising drives.  Although they are not expected to attend any extra meetings on behalf of the Foundation – they donate their time and energy to support the mission of the PIHRA Foundation.

The PIHRA Foundation wishes to express its’ sincere appreciation for all of the effort of the following individuals:

–        District 4 – John Silver

–        District 6 – Mery Propster, SPHR

–        District 7 – Jenny Klein , SPHR

–        District 8 – Maria Pena, SPHR

–        District 9 – Carol Box, PHR

–        District 11 – Stephen Burris

–        District 14 – Heather Falcone

It is the hope of our Board that in 2011 EVERY district will have a District Liaison. If you have interest in volunteering with the PIHRA Foundation or want to learn more about volunteer opportunities please contact Ron Scott, SPHR at: Volunteers make the difference!


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