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MHPI Max Heath Postal Institute

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As of January 1, 2022, everyone who sends in a donation of $50 may receive an NNAF Coffee Mug. Donations of $150 or more may receive a set of 4. 

     

 

POSTAL HOTLINE

 

A new postal education program from National Newspaper Association Foundation has been named after its longtime mentor and trainer Max Heath of Kentucky.

The Max Heath Postal Institute becomes the new umbrella to train newspapers and printers for best uses of the mail in a rapidly-changing postal environment.

“No one in this industry has to look very far to find a newspaper whose essential work has been protected by Max," NNAF President Matt Adelman, publisher of the Douglas (Wyoming) Budget, said. "He understood that the best newspaper imaginable has little value unless people are able to receive it. Max spent decades training us, fighting for us and leaping into the fray of postal policy. An entire industry is indebted to his selflessness.



“Now, as the Postal Service is pushing massive changes out to mail users, we face a daunting frontier without our leader. But National Newspaper Association and its partner foundation, NNAF, have known for years that this sad day would come. Our postal team is ready for it. We’ll be launching new training programs within MHPI, even as NNA continues to advocate for universal postal service.”

Adelman said NNAF expressed its condolences to Heath’s wife, Ruth Ann, and son, Jason.

“They have blessed this new design, even as they both often had to share Max with a wide world of newspaper people who called and wrote him at all hours of the day for help," he said. "We thank them for their generosity,”

Memorial donations to NNAF in honor of Heath, who died in July 2021, will be dedicated to a fund for postal training.  NNAF has established a donation link below for industry professionals who wish to contribute to carrying on Heath’s legacy. 

Donate

As of January 1, 2022, everyone who sends in a donation of $50 or more will receive an NNAF Coffee Mug. Donations of $150 or more may receive a set of 4.

      

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