Boeing’s home state of Washington has a strong science and tech workforce, and the company wants to keep it that way. A combined $30 million donation from the company and the family behind it seeks to boost education through the Museum of Flight.
The trust of the famed Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown made its second large grant for education in New York City in the past year, this time to encourage girls and low-income youth to take up computer science and coding.
While most foundations are, in some form or another, building up the legacy of their founders, a recent grant from the Beckman Foundation is funding a science history organization to do so quite literally. For good reason, too.
Boeing's $30 million gift to the National Air and Space Museum is the largest corporate donation the Smithsonian Institution has ever received. The donation will be used to overhaul the main exhibition hall, which will now be called the “Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall.” Not a bad deal for either party.