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Boeing invests more than $6 million in South Carolina non-profits

This year, Boeing is proud to support 21 South Carolina non-profit organizations by providing $3.7 million in grants. Combined with its 2020 sponsorships, Boeing will invest a $6,343,000 million in the community to fund programs through 2021 and beyond. This brings Boeing’s charitable investment total to more than $56 million benefiting non-profit organizations across South Carolina since 2010.

Boeing South Carolina invests in three areas of the community. “Our Future” spotlights the commitment to STEM education and inspiring youth; “Our Heroes” includes investments in organizations that support our nation’s veterans and their families through workforce transition and recovery and rehabilitation; and “Our Homes” includes partnerships that lead in conservation, environmental stewardship, and preservation of the South Carolina landscape. Additionally, Boeing commits to building dynamic communities through a focus on the health and wellness of students across the state to combat childhood obesity and hunger.

Messages from our partners:

“Boeing Global Engagement’s continued investment has allowed the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry (CML) to continue to expand STEM learning opportunities for underserved and underrepresented communities in the Lowcountry, even in the midst of the pandemic. With support from Boeing, CML will be able to deliver immersive STEM learning experiences during the critical window of early childhood, igniting curiosity and building confidence in our community’s youngest learners.” 

Nichole Myles, Executive Director, Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry

“We are so grateful for Boeing’s investment in our brand new after school program to provide robust hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) projects for K-8th graders. This program, modeled after our nationally recognized, award winning Summer STEAM Institute® will strengthen critical thinking and problem solving skills and directly support classroom instruction to offset the educational disruptions so many schools have seen this past year.

Robin Berlinsky, Executive Director, Engaging Creative Minds

“Despite the challenges created by the pandemic, the 2020-2021 school year will still be one of growth for the MUSC Boeing Center for Children’s Wellness. We are excited to help schools continue to create a culture of wellness, whether they are doing so virtually or in-person and socially distanced. The continued investment from The Boeing Company gives us an opportunity to reach more schools in South Carolina and provide them the support they so desperately need during these challenging times.” 

Dr. Janice Key, Director, MUSC BCCW 

 “We are so fortunate to have such a strong and supportive partnership with Boeing. Boeing understands our mission to lead the fight against hunger in coastal South Carolina, and they have been a dedicated corporate partner for many years. Their donation makes a significant difference for our food insecure neighbors and enables us to purchase fresh and nutritious food to help feed our community.”

-Pat Walker, President and CEO, Lowcountry Food Bank 

“Boeing Company’s generous and visionary investments in Reach Out and Read Carolinas has dramatically increased our program impact, specifically enhancing the lives of transitioning Military service members, veterans and their families by strengthening the parent-child relationships and improving families’ ability to cope with the trauma and stress sometimes related to parental military service. By providing children’s books and guidance to parents at well-child checkup medical visits using the Reach Out and Read intervention, Boeing is supporting 11 primary care clinics and serving over 8,200 military families in South Carolina each year.” 

-Callee Boulware, Regional Director, Reach Out and Read 

“As the need for remote education skyrocketed this year due to COVID-19, the South Carolina State Museum is more grateful than ever for Boeing’s continuing support for our STEM based online learning programs. Thanks to their commitment, the museum is confident we will be able to meet these current challenges by reaching out to offer new educational opportunities connecting educators and students to museum resources across the state and beyond.”

-Tom Falvey, South Carolina State Museum

“Boeing’s support will allow us to continue to expand the exceptional Charleston Regional Youth Apprenticeships program, which provides high school students with clear pathways to jobs in high-demand fields. This investment in our youth is another example of Boeing’s commitment to the economic health and vitality of our region.”

-Mary Thornley, President, Trident Technical College

Boeing’s 2020 South Carolina grant partners include:

  • Our Future:
    • Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry: Earth and Beyond Exhibit
    • Clemson Diversity Initiatives
    • Coastal Community Foundation: Liberty Hill Transformation and STEM Collaborative
    • Communities in Schools: North Charleston Feeder
    • Engaging Creative Minds
    • Meeting Street Schools: Brentwood and Burns
    • Metanoia: Young Leaders Program
    • Reach Out and Read: Military Family Initiative
    • SC State Museum: Distance Learning Program
    • Trident Technical College: Youth Apprenticeship Program
    • Urban Leagues of South Carolina: Pathways to Economic Mobility
  • Our Heroes:
    • Palmetto Warrior Connection
    • Stop Soldier Suicide
    • Upstate Warrior Solutions
    • Vantage Point Foundation
    • Veterans Bridge Home
  • Our Homes:
    • Benedict College: Women’s Business Center Mobile Unit
    • International African American Museum
    • Lowcountry Food Bank: Childhood Hunger Programs
    • MUSC: Boeing Center for Children’s Wellness
    • Turning Leaf Project: SC Expansion