American Program Bureau Celebrates 50 Years In The Speaking Industry By Giving Back

“We have worked with some of our speakers since we first went into business and because of their loyalty and dedication, we would like to show our appreciation and support by giving back to some of their charities as well as others we feel have made an impact over the last 50 years.” – Robert Walker


American Program Bureau (APB) is celebrating 50 years in the speaking industry and has decided to commemorate the milestone by giving back! #APBgivesback

APB Gives Back April


Here are April’s charities to vote on!


Autism Awareness Month: Ron SuskindThe Affinity Foundation

The Affinity Foundation is a nonprofit entity started by Ron and Cornelia Suskind to fund and direct research about the deep, enveloping interests that are common among the ASD population. The foundation will support scientific studies like this that can be shaped into improved therapies, educational models, augmentative devices and outcomes for those with ASD.


Alcohol Awareness Month: Chris HerrenThe Herren Project

The Herren Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation established by former NBA basketball player, Chris Herren, that assists individuals and families struggling with addiction. The programs developed by The Herren Project are a direct response to the increasing number of young people across the United States that are experimenting, using and suffer from addiction to drugs and alcohol; or are at risk for such abuse and include prevention, education and mentoring initiatives.


National Child Abuse Prevention, Welfare, Advocacy Month: Steve PembertonA Chance in the World

A Chance in the World was founded on the proof that small chances make a big difference. By donating, you give young adults aging out of foster care a chance by providing something they need to move toward success.


Patriot’s Day: Jeff BaumanChallenged Athletes Foundation

It is the mission of the Challenged Athletes Foundation to provide opportunities and support to people with physical disabilities so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. The Challenged Athletes Foundation believes that involvement in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life.


APB will be giving back to different charities over the course of the year via social media. The company will be posting a list of charities on their social media accounts each month asking people to vote on which charity they would like APB to donate to for that month. Voting is tallied by leaving a comment about your charity of choice on this blog post, the APB social media post, or favoriting/retweeting the message regarding #APBgivesback from the speaker. +Read full press release

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35 Responses

  1. Bonnie S says:

    My vote is for The Herren Project. I have seen first hand the impact this organization has on all the lives affected by addiction & raising awareness & educating not only our youth but adults everywhere.

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  3. Sue W says:

    My vote is for Chris Herren – The Herren Project. Truly amazing!!!!! #beyou

  4. Lisa says:

    Chris Herren project vote

  5. Paul Lavallee says:

    My vote is for the Herren project

  6. arlette webster says:

    The Herren Project gets my vote…a very worthwhile organization….helping and healing individuals and families coping with addiction.

  7. Denise M. says:

    My vote is for Chris Herren – The Herren Project. Making a difference in our youth across the country via REAL education & prevention re: substance use!

  8. Kathy R says:

    Chris Herren-The Herren Project has made such an impact on families opening up an opportunity for frank discussions.

  9. Marcia says:

    The Herren Project has my vote. Chris Herren’s story, message and motivation in helping children and adults in addiction is nothing short of amazing.

  10. Elizabeth E. says:

    I vote for The Chris Herren Project. Having overcome drug addiction that started in my teens, I wished there would’ve been an organization/resources available to me and my parents like the Chris Herren Project. Chris’ story is a powerful message that needs to be told and shared in every school. As I read, follow and support The CHP, I hear of and see the many lives they are impacting with their message and work.

  11. Laurie says:

    i vote for The Herren Project

  12. Pam Rickard says:

    My vote goes to Chris Herren and The Herren Project. As a sober woman, I have seen both the ravages of addiction and the power of recovery. The powerful, positive impact of The Herren Project’s work is unprecedented.

  13. sean st.onge says:

    Chris Herren and the Herren Project

  14. Kristin says:

    I vote for The Herren Project. The work of that organization has been such a light in the darkness that addiction can cause.

  15. Christa says:

    Chris Herren–The Herren Project

  16. Laurie MacDougall says:

    my vote is for Chris Herren, the Herren Project!

  17. Tanya Carlyle says:

    I vote for Chris Herren and The Herren Project! He’s an incredible speaker that is able to reach youth as well as adults. He is using his past addiction and his recovery to reach others. He is out there educating children and parents. He is raising funds to help provide services to those who might not otherwise have the opportunity to receive treatment. He is a light in this world.

  18. Pamela says:

    My vote is for Chris Herren and The Herren Project! The impact being made is life lasting

  19. Christina says:

    Chris Herren and the amazing Herren Project

  20. JoJo says:

    I vote for The Herren Project! Saving Lives on a daily basis!

  21. Gina says:

    Chris Herren and all he does to raise awareness about addiction!

  22. Sammi says:

    My vote is for The Herren Project and Chris Herren. As a daughter of an alcoholic and a sister of a drug addict, I have seen the importance of a conversation between our young people and those that have been there. This organization is a positive and powerful voice.

  23. Jaime McDonald says:

    My vote is for Chris Herren/The Herren Project. A foundation making a difference in the awareness of addiction and helping those on their road to recovery.

  24. My vote is for The Herren Project/Chris Herren. His message is clear, his experience – first hand, & the impact of his organization – lasting.

  25. Lisa McNamara says:

    My vote is Chris Herren! His project is making a difference daily to those in recovery and those still out there battling as well as helping families by educating them & guiding them every step of the way

  26. Barb Bowen says:

    Great people doing Great things!!!

  27. Jan Wright says:

    I vote for Chris Herren and the Herren Project

  28. K Wilder says:

    I vote for the Herrin Project and Chris

  29. Cindy says:

    Casting my vote for Chris Herren of the Herren project!

  30. Diane Frazier says:

    I vote for the Herren Project

  31. mike martinez says:

    I cast my vote for Chris Herren and The Herren Project

  32. Natalie Keylon says:

    my vote is for The Herren Project. It is not only an amazing organization impacting life’s of those suffering addiction and supporting those who’ve recovered, but also saving lives through prevention with education and programs for both youth and adults.

  33. Thank you so much for voting everyone!! We are happy to announce that we will be donating to The Herren Project this month! Remember to vote for your other favorite charities that we select all year long #APBgivesback

  34. Suzanne says:

    They are all worthy charities but my vote goes to Chris Herren and The Herren Project. Chris has been an inspiration to thousands and is a beacon of hope for millions of people who have been affected by addiction.

  35. John says:

    Chris Herren-The Herren Project

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