Blogs  |  5.10.2021

Thank You, Donors! More than $55,000 Raised for 35th Anniversary

Thanks to Challenger Center’s incredible supporters and donors, we reached our goal of raising $35,000 for our 35th anniversary. In fact, we raised an incredible $38,000, unlocking the matching gift from our Board Member Diane Flynn and her husband Rick Flynn, bringing our total to over $55,000!

Since our founding in April 1986, Challenger Center has carried on the memory and mission of the Challenger crew with immersive learning experiences that have reached 5.5 million students. We have touched the lives of millions of students thanks to support from our dedicated Challenger Center community.

We look forward to continuing to ignite the potential within students like Challenger Center alumni France Jackson, Tess Caswell, and Kenneth Harris. Each made a life changing trip to a Challenger Learning Center and currently works as a STEM professional. They cite Challenger Center as the experience that set them on their career path. We’re so grateful our supporters light their ways and champion the STEM leaders of tomorrow.

Here’s to the next 35 years of empowering and inspiring students, together!

“My experience at Challenger Center was simply life changing.”
France Jackson, Challenger Center Alum and User Experience Researcher at Intel Corporation

Want to join in as we celebrate our 35th anniversary all year long? Here are some ways to stay involved:

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