Since its inception, QAI has been a community-minded organization, always giving back to local charitable organizations in a variety of ways. This past November, QAI supported its fifth Fish for a Cure (F4AC) Tournament, which directly benefits breast cancer programs within The Geaton and JoAnn DeCesaris Cancer Institute at the Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC). Once again, QAI’s Executive Director and Fish for a Cure Board Member Scott Swidersky participated in the tournament as the captain of Plan A, helping bring Fish for a Cure one step closer to meeting its $1 million pledge to the Breast Center in the JoAnn DeCesaris Cancer Institute. The 2013 tournament raised a record-setting total of $230,000.

Throughout the years, QAI has also supported the Maryland Food Bank, Howard County Arts Council, The Baltimore Zoo, an orphanage in Catonsville, Howard County Police Fund, and the Special Olympics.

“There are so many great agencies and organizations right it our own backyard, and as a community business leader, it is important for QAI to set the positive example of ‘paying it forward,’” said QAI President Paul Swidersky.