The Doris Fleischman Award is intended to honor the heretofore unrecognized contributions an
individual FPRA member has made to the public relations profession and/or to FPRA. In essence, this is an "unsung" hero award, intended to reward that individual who consistently provides support and
assistance to the organization.
The Fleischman Award was established to honor the achievements and contributions of Doris
Fleischman, business partner and wife of Edward L. Bernays, the "father" of public relations.
The award recognizes those FPRA members, who, like Ms. Fleischman, make contributions to the field of public relations through their consistent, tireless efforts. The award is meant to honor a member for
his/her "behind the scenes" work and FPRA volunteer efforts that go unnoticed by chapter members
and are not recognized by other awards programs.