The Promotion of Education in Pakistan (PEP) Foundation, Inc. was founded by two world famous Alzheimer disease scientists, Drs. Khalid Iqbal and Inge Grundke-Iqbal in December 1994. In 1995 Dr. Khalid Iqbal was awarded the Potamkin Prize for Alzheimer's Disease Research for his outstanding research on the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease, Dr. Iqbal donated his entire prize money to the PEP Foundation. Both Drs. Iqbal and Grundke-Iqbal continue to donate all their book royalties, consultant fees and lecture fees to the Foundation. In addition, the PEP foundation's work is supported through the generous contributions of many others committed to the cause.
Sadly, Dr. Inge Grundke-Iqbal passed away in 2012. Dr.Khalid Iqbal continues to serve as the President of the Board of Trustees.
The Promotion of Education in Pakistan (PEP) Foundation, Inc. is a public, non-profit, apolitical organization incorporated as a 501(C)(3) charitable institution in the State of New York, U.S.A.
The Foundation was established with a mission to promote the right of all students in Pakistan to access quality higher education and to equip young people with the academic skills and social conscience needed to become active participants in the development of society. In particular, the Foundation strives to address the needs of economically disadvantaged but academically gifted students who would otherwise be denied higher education.