Quad/Graphics raises $41,000 for Cal Poly Graphic Communication Program, Scholarships


Quad/Graphics annual charity golf tournament supports Eric Steinbach Memorial Endowment

SAN LUIS OBISPO– Quad/Graphics, one of the world’s largest print and market service organizations, raised more than $41,000 for the Quad/Graphics Eric Steinbach Memorial Endowment for students in the Graphic Communication Department at California Polytechnic State University. Quad/Graphics held its annual charity golf outing June 20 in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, to raise the funds.

Steinbach, formerly president of publishing solutions for Quad, who died suddenly in 2018, was an extremely active member of Cal Poly’s Graphic Communication Advisory Board for 15 years. He mentored and hired students, advised on curriculum, and aided in establishing many resources for student labs.

“Quad Graphics’ generosity in raising these funds will benefit top-notch students who are carrying heavy amounts of debt and loans to put them through school,” graphic communication Associate Professor Colleen Twomey said. “As these students graduate, they will immediately have a positive impact on the graphic communication industry.”

The funds from the golf tournament will be added to the Quad/Graphics Eric Steinbach Memorial Endowment to continually assist deserving students by providing scholarships. The endowment will also allow Cal Poly to add resources for technology and enhanced curriculum development so that the graphic communication program continues to provide relevant experiences to produce students who are ready to join the work force and continue to grow the graphic communication industry.

“We are ever so thankful for Quad’s continued support of our program and for honoring the work and legacy of Eric Steinbach,” Graphic Communication Department Chair Ken Macro said.

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