By Belinda Raines
The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation continued its mission of attracting, inspiring, and training the next generation of ceramic and glass professionals and is proud to highlight some of its success stories the CGIF’s 2017 Annual Report. The report was distributed in April and is available to view online by clicking here.
Throughout the year, generous sponsors enabled the Foundation to distribute nearly 250 Materials Science Classroom Kits throughout the United States! In most U.S. schools, teacher resources are scarce, but with the help of both individual and corporate members, we were able to significantly increase the number of kits provided to science classrooms.
U.S. and international programs benefited from the CGIF’s Outreach Grants. The Foundation actively sought organizations, both domestic and abroad, who were launching a new materials outreach program or improving/expanding an existing program. The CGIF was able to provide grants that totaled over $85,000 to such programs.
The 2017 Annual Reports also presents summaries of each of the CGIF program areas, as well as a listing of our wonderful donors who enable us to make a difference in the lives of others!