A note about coronavirus (COVID-19)

We know the COVID-19 situation is evolving quickly. We’re as concerned as you are about keeping our staff and our community safe, and we’re tracking the situation closely with the guidance of public health experts. All RISE Up materials continue to be available online so you can use the RISE Up program remotely with your students.  View our RISE Up Online Delivery – FAQs here and access NRF’s COVID-19 resources here.

NRF Foundation Events

Panelists from the 2018 Student Program


The NRF Foundation hosts events and educational experiences for audiences ranging from educators to college students and retail executives.
Student Program at Retail's BIG Show

The NRF Foundation holds numerous events every year.

Explore these exciting networking, learning and engagement opportunities below. 

NRF Foundation Honors, Jan. 12, 2020
Save the date for the 2020 NRF Foundation Honors. A celebration of the next generation of retail talent, The List of People Shaping Retail's Future and The Visionary.
Snoop Dogg and LEvi Strauss CEO, Chip Bergh at the 5th annual NRF Foundation Gala
Students at the Student Program
Student Program, Jan. 9-12, 2020
The Student Program exposes college students to the limitless, exciting and rewarding career opportunities available in retail. This program provides opportunities for students to hear from retail leaders, access the latest in retail technology, and to network with recruiters that represent global brands.

Are you a student?

Join us in New York City at the Student Program.

Are you a retailer? 

Sponsor the Student Program.

Become a Mentor to a student.

Support the NRF Foundation Honors. 

Are you a workforce executive or job readiness leader?

Learn more about our RISE up initiative.