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ABM Announces Charity Golf Invitational to Raise Funds for College Business Media Internships

July 30 Tournament Benefits the Business Press Educational Foundationís Internship Program.

Washington, DC, June 04, 2014 --( The Association of Business Information & Media Companies (ABM) – a division of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the leading association representing the software and digital content industries – today announced that it will host the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Invitational. The golf tournament, which will be held on July 30 at the Blind Brook Club in Purchase, New York, was created in order to raise funds for the Business Press Educational Foundation (BPEF), a program that connects college students with internships at business media companies in either editorial or non-editorial roles.

The Harold W. McGraw Invitational is named in honor of the late McGraw-Hill Companies chairman, who also founded BPEF. Since its establishment in 1985, BPEF has placed over 700 students in internships with leading business-to-business media companies focusing on content, design, audience development and e-media. BPEF also actively promotes the business media industry nationwide through various scholarships for high-achieving undergraduate or graduate students pursuing a degree in journalism or publishing.

“The goal of BPEF and this golf tournament is help make certain that the next generation of business-to-business media professionals is well educated and savvy,” said ABM Managing Director Mike Marchesano. “The Harold W. McGraw Invitational honors McGraw’s commitment to cultivating young talent through raising funds that will provide financial assistance and internship opportunities. Our goal is to inspire learning and advance our industry by helping students pay for their education and giving them real-world, hands-on experience.”

The Harold W. McGraw Invitational also includes a luncheon as well as a reception and awards ceremony. For more information about the event and to register online, visit To learn more about BPEF and the scholarship program, visit

Who: American Business Media (ABM) and the Business Press Educational Foundation (BPEF)
What: Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Golf Invitational
When: July 30, 2014, 11 a.m.
Where: The Blind Brook Club (980 Anderson Hill Road | Purchase, NY)

Sponsorship opportunities are available; for more information, please contact Heather Cejovic at 212-784-6363 or email her at

About ABM:
ABM is a division of SIIA, the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. ABM has a rich 107-year history of serving the B2B media industry. Focused on the entire B-to-B business model – including data, events, information, marketing services and media – ABM delivers intelligence to industry professionals worldwide, including Madison Avenue, Wall Street and the Beltway. The 200-plus members of the ABM division reach an audience of more than 100 million professionals and represent nearly 4,000 print and online titles and over 1,000 trade shows, with more than $20 billion in annual revenues. For more information, visit

About SIIA:
SIIA is the leading association representing the software and digital content industries. SIIA represents approximately 800 member companies worldwide that develop software and digital information content. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to the leading companies that are setting the pace for the digital age. For more information, visit
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