The Idealliance Award was established to support future leaders of the industry for accessibility and inclusive education opportunities especially to those in need of financial support.
Alexandria, Va. – Idealliance Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization established by Idealliance in 2005 to advance global educational, technical expertise, innovation, and transformative initiatives that prepare graphic communications professionals for the next generation of technology, workflows, standards, specifications, and global market trends to help guide them as they prepare to make their imprint on the industry. The Foundation develops a vast depth of curriculum, training materials, programs and the most recognized certifications in the world to help propel the future leaders of our industry. The Idealliance Foundation fulfills its mission by providing scholarships, training, certification, curriculum and support of living our brand through giving to students and educational institutions throughout the world, where there is a core focus in packaging, printing, publishing and media. The Idealliance Foundation is supported by contributions to the annual Franklin Luminaire Awards event, the Idealliance Global Benefactor giving program, sale of training materials, and other special sponsorship programs.
Ryerson University: School of Graphic Communications Management is the largest program of its kind in North America. GCM is celebrating 75 years in making a tremendous developmental impact on the future of our great industry. In the fall of 2018, GCM brought in 195 first year students. Over 1000+ applications were received. Ryerson University: School of Graphic Communications Management has an incredibly strong emphasis on hands-on learning, student engagement, and extremely successful extracurricular student programs. Ryerson University also has a global presence, a strong student base from all over the world, and 133 partner universities in 37 countries. “The alignment in values and mission is quite extraordinary. We do a lot with Ryerson University. We meet their students and faculty all over the world and their focus on giving and family is something that is in perfect alignment with who we are as an organization and a foundation. Their curriculum is also very unique in the fact that it prepares students not just for graphics communications, but business and the world, allowing them to be amply prepared for life after university," said Timothy Baechle, CEO of Idealliance and President of the Idealliance Foundation.
The Idealliance Foundation is focused on being a global bridge for the future of our industry. As a giving organization we are deeply connected and focused on educational institutions all over the world. Our goal as a foundation is to provide access to all of our resources that we can to help prepare the future of industry to help them make their indelible imprint on our global industry. The Idealliance Foundation, as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, is sustained by contributions, all of which are tax deductible. If you would like to give in any way, in any amount, as an organization or an individual feel free to contact: Tim Baechle, CEO, at [email protected] or visit https://www.idealliance.org/idealliance-foundation-global-benefactor or Become a Benefactor at: [email protected].