JM Family Enterprises Inc., a major automotive company headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Florida, has donated a quarter of a million dollars to Ft. Lauderdale’s Museum of Discovery and Science fundraising campaign, the museum announced recently.
President/CEO Kim Cavendish announced the gift from Ft. Lauderdale, emphasizing how much the institution appreciates the donor’s generosity. The contribution will support construction of a 27,000-square-foot science park, as well as exhibit upgrades and renovations to the existing facility, including digital and laser projection systems for its IMAX 3D theater.
"We deeply appreciate JM Family Enterprises long term and continued support and we look forward to making the museum an even more exciting and valuable resource for our community," Cavendish said.
The improvements will encourage science education in young Floridians by providing hands-on learning experiences in physics and engineering, ensuring an informed, vital future workforce.
"The enhancements planned for the Museum of Discovery and Science will provide new and engaging ways for children to learn and explore their interests," Colin Brown, JM Family Enterprises president and CEO, said. "The museum is a valuable part of our community, and we look forward to seeing many more young people experience all it has to offer."
The museum staff and board of trustees are dedicated to “enhancing the pipeline of today’s youth toward STEM knowledge and careers.” The attraction draws over 400,000 visitors each year.