DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (December 2017) – Furia Rubel Marketing and Public Relations is pleased to announce that account manager Caitlan McCafferty has been named to the board of the Young Friends of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
The Young Friends of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania is a group of young adults between the ages of 21 and 45 who share a common appreciation for history. The group is responsible for fundraising for the historical society through a variety of educational and social events. The Young Friends raised more than $10,260 for the Adopt-a-Collection program in 2016. The Young Friends have allowed the society to make five important collections more accessible to researchers and the public.
Founded in 2014, the Young Friends of HSP Board currently is served by 30 young professionals from around the Philadelphia region. With backgrounds in everything from artistry to finance to public relations, these young leaders bring an expansive breadth of knowledge and enthusiasm to guide the society’s Young Friends program.
“I am excited to work with an organization that is dedicated to preserving our country’s rich history. Particularly during today’s period of political and cultural upheaval, it is important to reflect on our progress as a nation so we can work together toward a better future,” said McCafferty. “Media – whether historical documents or modern tweets – produces the first draft of history, and seeing how that has played out throughout history gives me a keen insight into my communications work at Furia Rubel.”
One of the oldest historical societies in the United States, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania was founded in 1824. With 600,000 printed items and more than 21 million manuscript and graphic items, the society serves more than 4,000 on-site researchers annually and millions more around the globe who use its resources online at hsp.org. It offers extensive online resources, including digital collections and curricular materials, and hosts educator workshops, public programs and lectures throughout the year.
The society also is a chief center for the documentation and study of ethnic communities and immigrant experiences in the 20th century, and one of the largest family history libraries in the nation. Its collections focus on eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and parts of Delaware and Maryland, but they also include a wealth of materials on the eastern United States, the founding of this country, and the diversity of ethnic and immigrant experiences across the nation. Its unparalleled collections encompass more than 350 years of the United States’ history, from its 17th-century origins to the contributions of its most recent immigrants.
As a public relations account manager for Furia Rubel, McCafferty supports integrated communications strategy and implementation for all clients including traditional public relations, media relations, crisis communications, marketing, and social media. In her role at Furia Rubel, she focuses on writing, pitching, and coordinating with the media throughout the United States. A resident of Newtown, Bucks County, she holds a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in strategic communication from American University.
About Furia Rubel Marketing and Public Relations: Furia Rubel Marketing and Public Relations is an integrated and strategic marketing and public relations agency based in Bucks County, Pa. The certified woman-owned agency provides strategic planning, marketing, public relations, crisis communications, media relations, graphic design, content marketing, blog production and social media services to a wide array of professional clients. Furia Rubel represents law firms, financial services organizations, technology companies, educational institutions, accounting firms, nonprofits, municipalities, manufacturing, behavioral health and elder care organizations. Furia Rubel understands business objectives, defines strategies and delivers results. For more information, visit www.furiarubel.com.