Harris Donates $110,000 To Brevard Schools Foundation

By  //  November 9, 2012

Will Help Fund STEM Education

BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – Harris Corporation, through the Community Foundation for Brevard, has presented the Brevard Schools Foundation with a check for $110,000 to be used to fund multiple programs during the 2012–2013 school year.

Harris Corporation has donated $110,000 to the Brevard Schools Foundation to help fund STEM education for Brevard students. From left are Dr. Brian Binggeli, Meredith Gibson, Sandi Scanelli, Janice Kershaw, Cindy Kane and Dr. Barbara Murray. (Image courtesy Brevard Schools Foundation)

The donation supports Harris’ primary philanthropic platform, which is for quality education, specifically in the area of STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – as these disciplines are extremely important to the future of high tech companies.

Harris employees have given significant time and talent to promote STEM in grades K through 12, volunteering almost 16,000 hours with the Brevard County Public Schools.

“I would like to publically thank Harris for the critical support they provide to Brevard public school students,” said Janice Kershaw, Brevard Schools Foundation director. “In the past 10 years, they have provided more than $1 million in monetary and in-kind donations to facilitate projects like robotics programs and competitions, engineering and technology academies, art and science fairs, professional development for school leadership, recognition programs for exemplary science teachers and much more.

“Harris volunteers in the classroom provide students with irreplaceable, real-life learning opportunities,” Kershaw said.

The Brevard Schools Foundation is a direct support 501(c)3 non-profit organization that matches community resources with the needs of teachers and students.  It is ranked fifth in the nation for support to schools.

Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 125 countries.

Headquartered in Melbourne, the company has approximately $5.5 billion of annual revenue and about 15,000 employees, including 6,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services.