SOCIAL ACTIVIST, BUSINESSMAN TO VISIT CU-COLORADO SPRINGS

Tom Hutton

Feb. 27, 2002

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Tom Hutton, University Relations

Margo Baker, University Relations

Carmen Abeyta, Campus Activities

Ryan Kendall, Campus Activities

SOCIAL ACTIVIST,

BUSINESSMAN TO VISIT CU-COLORADO SPRINGS

COLORADO

SPRINGS, COLO — Philanthropist, activist and computer expert Timothy

Gill will speak at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs at

6:30 p.m. March 6 in the University Center.

Gill, of Denver,

is a software entrepreneur and one of the state’s most successful businessmen.

He will speak about gay issues in business. The lecture is free and

open to the public. The lecture is sponsored by the Campus Activities

Board.

“Tim Gill cares

about a lot of issues,” Ryan Kendall, a member of the Campus Activities

Board, said. “It is an honor to have someone of his caliber who

is willing to share insight with the campus.”

One of two openly gay individuals on the Forbes 400 “Richest People

in America” list, Gill is an active philanthropist and socially

conscious businessman. In 1981, he founded Quark, Inc., a leading producer

of high-end graphics software. He served as its chairman and chief technology

officer until the company’s sale in 1999.

Through the Gill

Foundation, millions of dollars are provided annually to gay and lesbian

and HIV/AIDS organizations along with other charitable causes including

social justice organizations and educational institutions.

The University of

Colorado, American Red Cross, public broadcasting and the American Civil

Liberties Union have all received funding from the Gill Foundation.

 

Gill received CU’s

University Medal in 1996 and was named the Rocky Mountain Region’s High-Tech

Entrepreneur in 1994.

For more information

about the Gill Foundation, visit http://www/gillfoundation.org.

CU-Colorado Springs,

located on Austin Bluffs Parkway in northeast Colorado Springs, is the

fastest growing university in Colorado and one of the fastest growing

universities in the nation. The university offers 25 bachelor’s degrees,

17 master’s and two doctoral degrees. The campus enrolls about 7,000

students annually.

 

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Springs

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