TE Connectivity recently awarded a $13,100 grant to FLITE. The donation will be used to fund participation in summer STEM camps and graphing calculators for TESD middle and high school students who otherwise would not access to these important educational opportunities and technologies. This is the sixth consecutive year that TE Connectivity has provided a generous donation to FLITE to support local education.
Funding for this program was facilitated through TE’s Community Ambassador Program. This program empowers employees to give back to local communities across the world. TE Connectivity Ltd. is a global provider of connectivity and sensor technology solutions, with over 200 employees at its administrative headquarters in Berwyn, PA and 80,000 employees in 50 countries.
“Engaging with and supporting our local communities represents a foundational pillar of TE’s commitment to corporate responsibility,“ said Lee Zimmerman, Vice President Global Real Estate and leader of the Berwyn Community Ambassador’s Council. “FLITE’s support for underserved and opportunity challenged students is critical to helping students pursue their interests in STEM related disciplines, which are vital to companies like ours where innovation is the key to our continued success.”
In receiving the grant from TE Connectivity, FLITE Board Member Paige Skelly said, “TE Connectivity is a valuable FLITE partner through generous financial support and employee engagement as volunteers at FLITE fundraising events. Their support has enabled hundreds of local students to have the tools they need in the classroom today and summer educational opportunities that may lead to future careers in science and technology.”