About PAVE

PAVE is a vital and effective organization that enables young talent to build successful careers in all aspects of the retail industry. Our vision is to cultivate students and educators through financial assistance, top industry thinking, inspiration and mentorship.


PAVE Mission

To connect students, educators and professionals who support the retail industry in a vibrant, meaningful, and mentoring format.

To provide students with financial support and industry exposure

To connect educators and industry professionals-enriching curricula and encouraging industry dialogue

To provide retail industry businesses with new, qualified talent and encouraging reciprocal investment in PAVE

To ensure the future viability of retail industry by investing in the next generation of leaders


Where It Goes

Contributions to the endowment provide the core of PAVE’s funding to support a wide range of programs and services for students and educational institutions.

Contributions to the endowment are a permanent investment in the future of our industry, helping to provide grants and ļ¬nancial aid to deserving students as well as funding to help colleges and universities enhance the quality of programs and services for students entering into careers in the retail design and planning, visual merchandising, and interior design industries.