An American software entrepreneur and philanthropist, Tim Gill started the Denver, Colorado-based Gill Foundation in 1994. The foundation is dedicated to advancing equality by supporting nonprofit organizations that serve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and allied individuals, as well as people with HIV/AIDS. Since its inception, the Gill Foundation has invested more than $322 million in programs and nonprofit organizations throughout the country.
Tim has always been an advocate for civil rights. In addition to funding the gay and lesbian movement for equal rights, he is also a strong supporter of social justice organizations and educational institutions. Tim was one of the first major contributors to the Colorado AIDS Project and has long supported local public radio and television through program underwriting. Through the Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado, a project of the Gill Foundation, Tim has provided financial support to numerous organizations which serve the general public, including nearly $1 million to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Katrina disaster relief.
In 2015, Gill co-founded the smart home technology start-up JStar LLC. Gill is the Chief Technology Officer of the company, which is developing Josh.ai, a voice-controlled home automation system using its own innovative AI technology platform.
Tim is the founder and former chair of Quark, Incorporated. He is recognized for revolutionizing the publishing industry with innovative and affordable page-layout software. Tim founded Quark, Inc. in 1981 with a $2,000 loan from his parents and worked to build Quark, Inc. into a leading developer of page-layout software.
Tim and his husband, Scott Miller, live in Denver, Colorado with their furry daughters, Maggie and Phipps.