Marketing EDGE (formerly Direct Marketing Educational Foundation - DMEF) offers giving opportunities that provide a way for you to donate and ensure the future of marketing. Marketing EDGE is a nonprofit organization that supports students and academics by providing funding to support student scholarships, marketing challenges, internships, teaching resources, and so much more.


As a nonprofit organization, Marketing EDGE (formerly Direct Marketing Educational Foundation - DMEF) relies on donations to support the future leaders of direct and interactive marketing. Your contribution to Marketing EDGE goes directly to funding essential programs, such as student scholarships, teaching resources, marketing challenges, and career services for internships and entry-level positions. Marketing EDGE’s mission to Educate, Develop, Grow, and Employ market-ready candidates is dependent on your involvement. When you donate to Marketing EDGE, you are helping to ensure a bright future for the direct and interactive marketing field. Marketing EDGE provides several opportunities for you to share your contribution.

Marketing EDGE Awards Dinners

Join us in supporting Marketing EDGE by celebrating the best and brightest! Twice a year, we gather to recognize exceptional leaders in the direct/interactive marketing field. Join us as we celebrate the outstanding accomplishments and continued commitment of our Marketing EDGE honorees.


Your contributions have a significant impact on the quality of Marketing EDGE programming. To attract and educate the most promising talent, Marketing EDGE relies on your support to sustain our mission. We provide several levels of giving support for our donors:

Corporate Sponsorships

The vitality of the direct/interactive marketing field is reliant on corporate sponsorships.  From scholarships to direct/interactive marketing intern and entry-level placements, corporations provide the backbone of Marketing EDGE funding. Your corporate contributions ensure that today’s marketing students become tomorrow’s Marketing EDGE rising stars.

Matching Gifts

Increase your contribution at no additional cost to you. Many employers give generously to Marketing EDGE by matching employees' charitable donations. Please check with your company to see if they participate in a matching gift program.

Planned Giving

Help shape the future of direct and interactive marketing. By making a planned gift, you can have a meaningful impact on Marketing EDGE’s mission in the years ahead. If you wish to include a charitable contribution in your will or living trust, let us help you.