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The mission of the Marketing Research Education Fund (MREF) is to unify, inspire and activate the marketing research community to focus its collective resources to educate children worldwide.

MREF funds projects that promise to improve education worldwide, and seeks to unite researchers from around the world to help, improve the well-being of communities around the world.

Schlesinger, in partnership with Quirks Media, and Howard & Pamela Gershowitz is a founding member of MREF and Steve also serves on the MREF Board of Directors.

The goals of the MREF are achieved through:

  • Financial donations for educational non-profits and for the building of schools in developing nations.
  • Volunteer days organized for MREF members to help at disadvantaged schools.
  • Mission trips to help educate children in nations around the world.

Get involved

We invite our friends from all fields of marketing research to get involved and make a difference to children's futures.   The MREF has four major donor levels to fit any financial bracket and offer various benefits to help market your business. Learn more.

Related pages

Steve Schlesinger MREF


  • BDI Acquisition

    June 22, 2017 - Schlesinger is excited to announce the acquisition of BDI Research, a research services company with facilities in Barcelona and Madrid, Spain.

  • 360 immersive video

    October 14, 2016 - Introducing 360° immersive video for focus groups. The system features 360° cameras that put observers at the center of the conversation, creating a whole new experience for observers and compelling video for researchers.

  • Young Professionals Grant

    September 5, 2016 - Schlesinger has once again collaborated with the QRCA to fund the Young Professionals Grant to give young qualitative research professionals the opportunity to attend the QRCA annual conference.

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