QuinStreet, Inc. joined the Marching for Mark Team in 2005 in honor of former employee, Mark Bufton. Mark's family and friends chose to support the March of Dimes as a gesture of gratitude to the organization that had funded Mark's surgery to mitigate a life threatening birth defect on October 14, 1969. Thirty-four years later, in August 2004, Mark succumbed to an unrelated heart issue.
"The March of Dimes is an extraordinary organization and we are honored to lend them our support," said Doug Valenti, QuinStreet CEO. "Our participation in the event is a testament to the dedication and caring nature of our employees. We look forward to supporting the Marching for Mark Team and the March of Dimes in the years to come."
QuinStreet supports the Marching for Mark effort by providing a donation for each walker (employee, friend, relative or pet) affiliated with the company. Although many companies have been forced to cut back on philanthropic efforts in the current economy, QuinStreet has continued to support Team Marching for Mark in honor of its former employee and because of a belief in the importance of the March of Dimes' cause. The company's ongoing support is commended by the March of Dimes' executive board.
"The March of Dimes truly appreciates the support of QuinStreet and its employees in helping to raise record-breaking numbers for this important cause," said Tina Herren, Executive Director of the South Bay Division. "The energy and excitement that the Marching for Mark team brings to our local event, and in locations across the country, is something we use as a model for other family teams."
Funds raised in 2009 by QuinStreet for the March for Babies have already surpassed all previous years, and there are still walks on the horizon.
About March of Dimes
The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies across the globe. For the latest resources and information, visit www.marchofdimes.com.
About QuinStreet, Inc.
QuinStreet, Inc., the leader in online, performance-based vertical marketing since 1999, consistently delivers the right leads at the right volume to thousands of industry-leading clients and business brands. Their full-service approach combines direct marketing expertise, vast search and media reach, and industry-leading technologies to deliver dramatically improved results for clients. QuinStreet is headquartered in Foster City, CA, with satellite offices worldwide.