A gang of INEOS employees recently descended upon Dickinson ISD’s administration building. Employees arrived with selfie frames, back-to-school photo booth props and a big, symbolic check. They came to present the Dickinson Education Foundation with a donation. The $8750 donation will fund STEM teaching grants in the 2019/2020 school year.
Amanda Flemming heads up Dickinson’s Education Foundation. She was waiting for us to arrive, and had a celebration of her own in store. Amanda invited key members of DISD administration to help accept our donation. She treated us to brownies and lemonade. And, she showed videos of the two grants we funded last year. Click on these links to watch videos of last year’s robotics and stem activities grants. Amanda is shown on the right in the photo above, along with Education Foundation President Diane Mackey.
Amanda emphasized how much last year’s donation meant to the robotics program. “You made it possible for DISD’s robotics teacher to buy laptops for programming on the fly. You also gave her the means to buy a replacement motor for their robot. Because of you, her students had the tools they needed to enter a robotics competition for the first time.”
She went on to say how grateful they are for this year’s $8750 donation, which will also fund two teaching grants.
Carla Voelkel was among the DISD Administration attendees. Carla had this to say:
“Because of your generosity we are able to impact the lives of students as well as our teachers. We will be able to extend our STEM activities in classrooms and enrich lives. Thanks ICAN Foundation for your support of GATOR NATION!”
We want to say thanks so much to the INEOS ICAN Foundation’s supporters. You make education foundation donations like these possible. Special thanks go to INEOS employees Leslie Sheppard, Shalanda Turner, Amanda Thomson, Enrique Polanco, Rob Osterhold and Bill Russell. Their presence made the celebration that much more special!