Quark — which has
just released QuarkXPress 5.0 — has announced that it’s established a new non-profit corporation dedicated to the worldwide support of programs in the areas of education, health and training. Quark has made an initial investment of US$3 million in The Quark Foundation.
The foundation develops diverse and sustained giving programs that foster academic, scientific, literary, cultural and historical activities around the globe, with a particular emphasis on supporting programs that promote innovation and self-enrichment. The Quark Foundation counts education as a top priority in its philanthropic efforts, according to Fred Ebrahimi, CEO of Quark.
The foundation’s initial activities have been focused on the communities in which Quark has a corporate presence. For instance, it’s awarded grants to public schools in Denver and Laramie County, Wyoming.
A sister foundation, Quark Benevolent, is currently being established in India. Quark recently established a scholarship program in India to nurture gifted students who would otherwise be unable to pursue higher education. Quark plans to channel significant funds from both foundations to education and support programs for women in Afghanistan.