Dec 17, 2015 | Atlanta, GA
The UPS Foundation Awards Georgia Intern-Fellowships for Teachers (GIFT) $25,000 Grant
The Georgia Intern-Fellowships for Teachers (GIFT), a program of Georgia Tech’s Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC) received a $25,000 grant from The UPS Foundation, which drives global corporate citizenship and philanthropic programs for UPS (NYSE:UPS).
The grant will be used to support Georgia Tech laboratory research summer internships for teachers and high school students from populations under represented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
“Because of the generosity of The UPS Foundation and UPS, GIFT continues to support systemic changes that lead to improved STEM performance for Georgia’ K-12 students. We are grateful to be able to unite Georgia Tech with educators and students throughout the state of Georgia,” said Dr. Lizanne DeStefano, Executive Director of CEISMC.
Established in 1951 and based in Atlanta, Ga., The UPS Foundation identifies specific areas where its backing clearly impacts social issues. In support of this strategic approach, The UPS Foundation has identified the following focus areas for giving: volunteerism, diversity, community safety and the environment.
In 2014, UPS and its employees, active and retired, invested more than $104.2 million in charitable giving around the world. The UPS Foundation can be found on the web at UPS.com/foundation. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.
“The UPS Foundation is honored to support the Georgia Intern-Fellowships for Teachers’ (GIFT’s) efforts to provide teachers and students real world immersion into STEM,” said Eduardo Martinez, president of The UPS Foundation. “Our goal is o fund powerful programs that make a lasting difference to the global community.”