Faircount has recently completed a commemorative publication for the United States Presidential Scholars Foundation, an entity established by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964 from an idea of one of his close advisors, Eric Goldman. President Johnson was seeking ways to lift America out of its post-assassination gloom and infuse his presidency with intellectual and creative energy – the Presidential Scholars Program was one such idea that worked. Remarkably, it has not only endured for half a century but grown to become one of the nation’s most prestigious educational awards. Here is what Faith Brynie, Vice Chair, U.S. Presidential Foundation, had to say about the publishing project:
“All I can say is that I’m over the moon about it. I never dreamed it could be so beautiful, so substantial, so worthwhile. John did a remarkable job pulling so much information together in such an engaging way. And so many wonderful photographs—they capture the diversity and vitality of who we are.
“This publication is a milestone for us — it documents our fifty year history in a way that will inform scholars and citizens fifty years into the future. You have done an amazing job of pulling together the financial support. Also an amazing job of conquering this gargantuan editorial and design task in such a short period of time. If I hadn’t seen it for myself, I wouldn’t have believed it could be done.
“I can’t wait to see the looks of excitement on the faces of our Summit attendees when they see this marvelous publication. We are so grateful for what you have done with this. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!”