Philanthropy

Lockheed Donates $1M to Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans & Military Families; Greg Larioni Comments

Lockheed Martin has donated $1 million to Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families in support of the institute’s entrepreneurship programs for retired service personnel. Lockheed made the donation during the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities training program at Syracuse University, the university said in a news release published …

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Northrop Sponsors Space Camp Attendance for 80 Middle School Students, 48 Science Teachers

Northrop Grumman will sponsor 80 middle school students and 48 science teachers from the U.S., Australia and the U.K.for them to attend Space Camp July 24 through July 29 at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Space Camp will feature space shuttle missions simulations, astronaut training simulators and activities such as rocket building …

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Northrop Grants STEM Scholarships to 24 Maryland High School Seniors

Northrop Grumman has awarded more than $240,000 in scholarship funds to 24 high school seniors in Maryland this year through its Engineering Scholars Program, Maryland Department of Commerce’s MDBIZ News reported Wednesday. Curran McSwigan writes Northrop gives scholarship grants worth $10,000 per year per student who will pursue engineering, computer science, physics or math …

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KaBOOM to Install Play Equipment at VA Medical Centers, Fisher Houses

Nonprofit organization KaBOOM has entered into a partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide play equipment such as Imagination Playground and Rigamajigs to VA medical centers and Fisher Houses nationwide. CarMax, KaBOOM’s corporate sponsor for the initiative, will help install four playgrounds and award 30 grants for Imagination Playgrounds and Rigamajigs in efforts to …

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KPMG Launches Leadership Initiative for Women; Names Condoleezza Rice as Ambassador

KPMG has inaugurated a new college scholarship, mentoring and leadership development program for female high school seniors in the U.S. and appointed former state secretary Condoleezza Rice as the ambassador. The professional service firm said Wednesday 16 scholars have been chosen for the first batch of its KPMG Future Leaders Program. KPMG added the recipients …

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Microsoft Awards Grants to 12 Entrepreneurial Businesses to Support Internet “Democratization” Plan

Microsoft has awarded 12 entrepreneurial businesses with seed grants and resources — including BizSpark tools such as free software, services and technology support — to help the expansion of the company’s hardware, applications, connectivity and power systems. The company said Monday the Affordable Access Initiative grants support the $1 billion investment plan of …

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Parsons Supports California Science Center Mission to Transport NASA Space Shuttle Tank

Parsons has provided consultation services in support of the California Science Center‘s mission to transport a NASA Space Shuttle external tank. The External Tank 94 has completed its transport from New Orleans to the California Science Center where it will be integrated with the Space Shuttle Orbiter Endeavour and displayed in a launch position at the new Samuel Oschin …

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CTC Foundation to Support Wings For Val Foundation in Challenge Coin Project

Concurrent Technologies Corp. affiliate CTC Foundation will work with the Wings for Val Foundation to create “smart” challenge coins to encourage students to complete acts of service in honor of fallen servicemen and women. CTC Foundation said Tuesday it has provided funds for the challenge coin project to help Wings for Val develop a system where coins are linked to individual webpages …

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