Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Fulton Science Academy Blank Family Foundation Visits FSA

On Thursday, March 23, Fulton Science Academy proudly hosted Ms. Ayana Gabriel, Program Officer from the Arthur Blank Family Foundation in charge of the foundation's portfolio of STEAM funding. The purpose of Ms. Gabriel's visit was to tour the school, learn more about our short and long term vision, and discuss possible collaborative projects between the two organizations.

Formed in 1995, The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation promotes innovative solutions to transform the lives of youth and their families, seeking results that move communities beyond what seems possible today. One strategic funding initiative is their emphasis on the expansion of STEAM education in the greater Atlanta area, including the Pipeline Project.

Over the past decade, the Foundation has invested nearly $10 million into efforts to improve the quality of life in the neighborhoods on the west side of Atlanta. To further its work in additional areas of need, the Foundation has created the Westside Neighborhood Prosperity Fund, a $15 million long-term commitment to invest in catalytic projects that will ignite positive change and transform both people and place in Atlanta’s Westside communities.

Mr. Blank, chairman of the Foundation, co-founded The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, in 1978 and retired from the company as co-chairman in 2001. Through the Foundation and his family’s personal giving, Mr. Blank has granted more than $300 million to various charitable organizations.

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