deerfoundation_logo_webThe Idealliance Digital Enterprise Education and Research (DEER) Foundation is a 501(c)(3) Foundation established by Idealliance in 2005.  The DEER foundation has a mission to promote research and education for graphic arts and the media industry.

Research & Education
The DEER Foundation fulfills its research mission by funding research studies and open source technology development at the request of Idealliance Working Groups and Councils. The DEER Foundation fulfills its education mission by providing scholarships and financial aid to students and mid-career professionals with a fervent interest in advertising, media, printing, and publishing.  The DEER Foundation funds student scholarships through the Graphic Communications Scholarship Award and Career Advancement Foundation. The DEER Foundation is supported  by contributions to the annual Franklin Luminaire Awards event, sale of training materials such as the Print Guidelines poster, and other special sponsorship programs.

DEER Board of Directors

PRESIDENT
DAVID STEINHARDT
President & CEO, Idealliance

SECRETARY/TREASURER
HEATH LUETKENS
Director of Technology, CGS Publishing Technologies International, LLC

DIRECTORS
BRENDA BAROZZI
SVP, Director of Production Services, FCB

JENNIFER BERGIN
Vice President, Nellymoser, a Division of Quad/Graphics

PAUL NICHOLSON
Senior Vice President Production & Technology, Showtime Networks

For more information contact:

David J. Steinhardt, President
703-837-1066

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