BATH FITTER’s EducationAd Advertising Funds 26 Fisher House Scholarships for Military Children in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh

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BATH FITTER’s EducationAd Advertising Funds 26 Fisher House Scholarships for Military Children in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh

Scholarship award celebration ceremonies being enjoyed at eight different military bases
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Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 2:30pm

CAMPAIGN: EducationAd

CONTENT: Press Release

McGuire Air Force Base, N.J., June 12, 2013 /3BL Media/ – 26 sons and daughters of active, retired, or deceased service members are receiving $1,500 scholarships thanks to BATH FITTER and their EducationAd advertising through CBS EcoMedia.  Each of the students are from the Philadelphia or Pittsburgh areas and will be getting vital funding for their payment of college tuition, books, lab fees and other related college expenses

Today at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, Barbara Sannino, Defense Commissary Agency Zone Manager, John Zoubra, Defense Commissary Agency Store Director, Donna Chew, Defense Commissary Agency Store Administrator, were joined by Bernard Cote and Janet Cote, Scholarship Managers for the Scholarships for Military Children Program, James D. Weiskopf, Vice President, Fisher House Foundation and Paul Polizzotto, President and Founder of CBS EcoMedia Inc. as they hosted one of the eight different celebration ceremonies for the recipients of the 2013 Fisher House scholarships made possible by BATH FITTERS.  Scholarship recipients Daniel Carney, Kathryn Foley, Elizabeth Hager, and Chantel Smith attended the ceremony at the Joint Base.  In addition to the student recipients, their parents, teachers, high school principals and high school guidance counselors are also expected to attend the ceremonies.

Of the 26 Fisher House scholarships being funded by BATH FITTER, 18 are going to students from the Philadelphia area and eight are being awarded to students from the Pittsburgh area.  In addition to the McGuire Air Force Base scholarship ceremony, other Fisher House scholarship recipients will be celebrated at ceremonies at C.E. Kelly SF Commissary, Carlisle Barracks, Tobyhanna Army Depot Commissary, Dover AFB Commissary, Lakehurst NAES Commissary, Aberdeen Proving Ground Commissary and Picatinny Aresenal Commissary.

The Scholarships for Military Children Program, now in its 13th year, was created in recognition of the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force and to celebrate the role of the commissary in the military family community. Nearly 7,500 students, all sons or daughters of commissary patrons, have shared $11,326,000 in scholarship grants. Each year the Fisher House scholarship program provides over $1 million to military children.

“Fisher House Foundation, together with Scholarship Managers, are honored to administer the Scholarships for Military Children Program,” said Foundation vice president Jim Weiskopf.  “The young men and women selected to receive these merit based scholarship grants are most deserving.  They are truly the best of the best.  They will be our nation’s future leaders.”

“BATH FITTER is proud to support the sons and daughters of our Philadelphia and Pittsburgh area military veterans who give so much to protect our freedom,” said Andrew Zahn, Public Relations Manager,  BATH FITTER.  “Fisher House does a tremendous job caring for the families of those who serve and these Scholarships for Military Children are another great way to give our men and women in uniform some additional peace of mind about their kids’ higher education.  We are excited to partner with CBS EcoMedia to use our advertising to help make a difference for the communities we care so deeply for.”

“It’s not just enlisted men and women who serve our country with courage, honor, and dedication. The children of military families also sacrifice – but all too often, their contributions to our nation’s freedom and security go unheeded,” said Paul Polizzotto, Founder and President of CBS EcoMedia. “Today, through the awarding of 26 Fisher House Scholarships, BATH FITTER and EcoMedia are delighted to recognize the academic achievements – and selfless service -- of these very deserving children of military families. Thanks to the generous financial support provided by BATH FITTER through our EducationAd program, these inspirational young people will have the resources they need to continue their educations. It is a privilege to help them achieve their goals and dreams; at EcoMedia, it’s our goal to fund, through our EducationAd, WellnessAd, and EcoAd programs, a wide range of worthwhile projects like this one, which bring quality of life improvements to communities across the country.”


BATH FITTER is one of North America's leading acrylic bathtub, shower enclosure and tub-to-shower conversion companies. Our bathtub refinishing products are custom molded to fit over existing fixtures for quick and clean bathroom renovations that last a lifetime. Best of all, we can complete the installation in just one day without compromising quality.

We have state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Springfield, Tennessee, and Montreal, Quebec, where we design our bathtub liner and shower liner molds and accessories made of top-quality acrylic material for bathroom remodeling projects. Our finished goods are shipped directly to our retail locations via our fleet of specially equipped tractor-trailers, ensuring safe and on-time deliveries.

We regularly train all of our personnel on bathroom remodeling trends, and also provide marketing and business support to our franchises to uphold BATH FITTER standards.  Additionally, we make it a priority to stay on top of the latest consumer trends in bathroom design and bathroom renovations to consistently meet the ever-changing needs of our customers. Our highly qualified technicians work diligently to ensure your complete satisfaction.  Please visit to learn more. 

About Fisher House Foundation

Fisher House Foundation is best known for the network of comfort homes built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. The Fisher Houses are 5,000 to 16,800 square-foot homes, donated to the military and Department of Veterans Affairs, where families can stay while a loved one is receiving treatment. Additionally, the Foundation ensures that families of service men and women wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan are not burdened with unnecessary expense during a time of crisis. Located in close proximity to the medical center or hospital it serves, each Fisher House consists of between 7 and 21 suites, with private bedrooms and baths.

Families share a common kitchen, laundry facilities, spacious dining room and an inviting living room with a library and toys for children. Fisher House Foundation ensures that there is no fee to stay in a Fisher House. Since inception, the program has saved military and veteran families an estimated $200 million in out of pocket costs for lodging and transportation.

Fisher House Foundation operates the Hero Miles Program, using donated frequent flyer miles to bring family members to the bedside of injured service members. To date, Hero Miles has provided more than 35,000 airline tickets to our military and their families. The Foundation also manages a grant program that supports other military charities and scholarship funds for military children, spouses and children of fallen and disabled veterans.  Please visit to learn more. 

About CBS EcoMedia, Inc.

At EcoMedia, we're propelled by the desire to create positive social change; that's been our mission since we founded the company in 2002.  In 2008, after successfully partnering with CBS on a wide range of environmental projects, EcoMedia became the newest addition to the CBS Corporation portfolio, exponentially scaling our reach across television, radio, interactive, publishing and outdoor media. 

Through our patent-pending EcoAd, WellnessAd and EducationAd programs, an innovative twist on traditional advertising, advertisers are able to support much-needed local projects which in turn creates jobs, saves taxpayer money and improves the quality of life in communities nationwide.  In the process, we’re fundamentally altering the advertising landscape, elevating the ordinary, traditional commercial – and media, in general – into a catalyst for tangible, quantifiable social change.  Please visit to learn more. 

By participating in EcoMedia’s EcoAd, WellnessAd and EducationAd advertising programs, EcoMedia’s advertisers agree to provide funding for projects we believe will have a beneficial effect upon the environment, health and/or education within local communities.  EcoMedia’s advertising programs are not certification programs nor are the EcoAd, WellnessAd or EducationAd logos seals of approval. EcoMedia does not in any way certify, endorse or make any representations about EcoMedia program advertisers, their products or services. 


Keywords: Education | Andrew Zahn | BATH FITTER | Fisher House | Jim Weiskopf | McGuire Air Force Base | Paul Polizzotto | Philadelphia | Pittsburgh | Scholarships for Military Children Program

CAMPAIGN: EducationAd

CONTENT: Press Release