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McMillan Foundation establishes new website

Press release from the issuing company

BOSTON -- The Tom McMillan Foundation today announced the launch of the organizations website to help promote the McMillan Awards and its winners, the foundations scholarship, and its sponsors. The website is now online at www.mcmillanaward.org. Headlining the informative website is a new logo designed by graphic arts industry veteran illustrator and designer Donna Berger (www.donnaberger.com), who contributed her creative efforts to the cause.

The Tom McMillan Foundation team of John Hebert, Helene Smith, Irv Press and I collaborated to brand and better establish the foundations identity as it moves into its second decade, noted Craig Kevghas, co-founder. The new website is designed to increase the visibility of the charitable organization and its primary roles in coordinating and presenting the Tom McMillan Award for Editorial Excellence and raising funds to support the Print & Graphics Scholarship Foundation of PIA.

The 2009 Winner of the Tom McMillan Award is

At PRINT 09, the foundation will announce the 11th recipient of the Tom McMillan Award. The award is presented annually to the graphic communications industry editor or writer who, according to peers, exhibits the highest standards of journalistic integrity and professionalism. After another exhaustive voting process (voters include industry writers, public relations agencies, and graphic arts manufacturers and suppliers worldwide), five outstanding nominees were chosen:

Andy Tribute, Managing Partner, Attributes Associates and Contributing Editors to Publications Worldwide;

Bessie Halfacre, Communications Director and Senior Editor, IPA Bulletin;

Bob Hall, Executive Editor, Quick Printing;

Cary Sherburne, Senior Editor, WhatTheyThink.com;

Mark Smith, Technology Editor, Printing Impressions.

Each is deserving, dedicated and honorably respected for both their significant talents and how they apply their craft. Only one will be this years winner, which will be announced promptly at PRINT 09 in Chicago on Sunday, September 13th at 8:45 am in Press Briefing Room S501d. All are welcome to attend the press conference.

About the Tom McMillan Foundation and Award

The Tom McMillan Foundation was formed in 1999 to support the former editor in chief of Electronic Publishing magazine in his fight against ALS. For more than 15 years McMillan served the graphic arts industry as a writer and magazine editor devoted to journalistic excellence specializing in electronic publishing and computer graphics technology. McMillan was diagnosed early in 1998 with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), better known as Lou Gehrig's disease, which he fought until his death the following year at age 47. Each year, founding members of the Foundation present an annual award for editorial excellence in McMillan's name to a well-deserving industry journalist who has been chosen by graphic arts community peers.

Tom McMillan Scholarship

In addition, the Foundation solicits funds for an industry scholarship, established with the help of the Print & Graphics Scholarship Foundation (a division of PIA/GATF), to aid promising students pursuing a career in the graphic arts.