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With a passion for “lighting a fire” in young minds, Discovery Science Center continues to transform learning opportunities for students and educators, as well as the community at large.
Today, the United States faces a number of challenges. Almost certainly, none is further-reaching than the gap in science and math test scores of young American students when compared to students from other nations.
Faced with billion dollar cuts to our education budgets, the Science Center provides us with an incredibly timely and relevant opportunity to make a difference—to be a “game changer.” Our densely packed facility needs to grow to meet the demands for our programs and exhibits.
Fueled by the vision and philanthropy of our community, the Science Center’s capital expansion plan will triple our physical space, allow us to compete for national exhibits and accommodate twice the number of visitors!
Our new facilities will allow us to significantly expand unique hands-on experiences for visitors with differing learning styles, whether kinesthetic, auditory or visual. Our exhibits will provide a natural extension to school outreach programs and serve as teaching resources for students, teachers and families. This expansion will serve the needs of many members of our community including those have the least access to hands-on, interactive science education opportunities.
We look forward to sharing our plans for a robust expansion of our footprint and geographic reach. This is a momentous time in the history of Discovery Science Center. We welcome you to be a part of this journey!
Capital Campaign Co-Chairs:
David Horowitz, President, Horowitz Management, Inc.
Jim Peterson, President & Chief Executive Officer, Microsemi Corporation
Capital Campaign Executive Committee:
Paul Folino, Executive Chairman, Emulex
Jack Norberg, Chairman, Standard Investment Chartered, Inc.
James “Walkie” Ray, Partner, Sanderson J. Ray Development
Dan Bolar, Partner, Bolar, Hirsch, and Jennings LLP
Chris Copps, Senior Vice President, Merrill Lynch
Dale Dykema, Chairman & CEO, TD Service Company
Kris Elftmann, CEO, Noelle Marketing Group
Richard Gadbois, CEO & Director of Asset Management, Roth Capital Partners
Karina Hamilton, Community Leader and Director, UCI Dalai Lama Scholars Program
Tim Kashani, Founder, Apples & Oranges Productions
Parker Kennedy, Executive Chairman, First American Corporation
Tom McDorman, Vice President & General Manager, Western Digital
Jeff Reeves, Managing Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP