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Corporate Giving is a Strong Force for Change

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by Kelly Shelton, Space Foundation Manager – Philanthropy

When the Space Foundation started the Corporate Giving Club a little over a year and a half ago, we were in awe of the support we received. That support is still strong, with many Corporate Giving Club Members returning for a second year. These community partners are allowing us to continue to expand our programs, inspire the next generation of space professionals on a daily basis, and clue in the public as to how space research impacts our everyday lives.

The Space Foundation would like to take a moment to recognize one of our newest Corporate Giving Club members, Keysight Technologies, who are dedicated as a company to help build the next generation of STEM professionals. This past fall, they held a fundraiser (pictured) in honor of the Space Foundation and our programs with their employees, and matched the giving dollar for dollar from the event. These dollars allowed them to join the Corporate Giving Club, whose funds impact our Discovery Center programming. Thank you Keysight Technologies for your steadfast dedication to STEM Education. 

And of course, a huge thank you to all of our new and renewing members:

Last year alone at the Discovery Center:           

  • 60,000 people were engaged and inspired
  • 20,000 students received in-person, hands-on education
  • more than 200 school field trips were funded by scholarships
  • 3,099 young artists from 50 countries and 31 U.S. states participated in our student art contest
  • more than 40,000 people visited
  • and 10,000 hours were worked by 455 volunteers

So, thank you again, Corporate Giving Club members and all of our donors, for making those metrics possible. We couldn’t do it without you.

To learn more about the Corporate Giving Club, please visit or contact us at [email protected].

This article is part of Space Watch: April 2017 (Volume: 16, Issue: 4).