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Bosch Community Fund awards grants to Dallas-area school districts, enhances access to STEM education, supports teacher development

-In 2017, Bosch Community Fund awarded nearly $79,000 in grants to school districts in the Dallas area
-Three grants fund community education programs focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and technical learning topics

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – The Bosch Community Fund recently awarded $78,870 to school districts in the Dallas area, where Bosch’s Climatec subsidiary has operations. Acquired by Bosch in 2015, the company is a leading provider of advanced building technologies and energy-efficiency solutions. The three grants fund science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and technical learning programs. Offering an array of learning opportunities, the grant recipients demonstrate a commitment to STEM education that aligns with the Bosch Community Fund’s core values.

“Grants from the Bosch Community Fund support the growing STEM education programs tremendously,” said Stuart King, Climatec senior sales construction executive for K-12 and municipal markets. “The grants are funding programs that enhance technology and creative skills, and provide resources for teacher development. It is very exciting to be a part of the Bosch Community Fund process and witness the positive impact on the Dallas-area school districts.”

This year’s grant recipients place an emphasis on improving access to education resources for students and educators alike. The following organizations received support from the Bosch Community Fund:
• Lewisville Independent School District (LISD) Summer STEM Camp – $19,020
• Northwest Independent School District’s Do You Know Lynda program – $37,000
• Rockwall Independent School District’s Aligning Engineering for a Well-Articulated Future – $22,850

“Career Center East’s partnership with the Bosch Community Fund allowed over 90 LISD students to experience STEM Camp 2017,” said Jeff Wagley, principal at Career Center East, Lewisville Independent School District. “The contribution allowed students to explore, create and discover the power of hands-on learning in STEM. Students were not only learning concepts but were challenged to broaden their thinking and creativity. We cannot wait to see the positive impact this summer learning has on these kids’ futures.”

The Bosch Community Fund provides grants in U.S. communities where Bosch has locations. Annually, the Bosch Community Fund awards up to $5 million in grants to organizations invited to participate in the program.

Linda Beckmeyer
Robert Bosch LLC
Phone: +1 248-876-2046

About the Bosch Community Fund
The Bosch Community Fund, a U.S.-based foundation established in September 2011, has awarded more than $15.5 million in grants to various 501(c)(3) organizations and educational institutions. The BCF focuses primarily on the enrichment of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and the advancement of environmental sustainability initiatives.

About Bosch
Having established a regional presence in 1906 in North America, the Bosch Group employs nearly 32,800 associates in more than 100 locations, as of December 31, 2016. In 2016 Bosch generated consolidated sales of $13.7 billion in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit www.boschusa.com, www.bosch.com.mx and www.bosch.ca.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. The company employs roughly 390,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2016) and generated sales of 73.1 billion euros ($80.9 billion) in 2016. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected industry. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life, and to improve quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 120 locations across the globe, Bosch employs 59,000 associates in research and development.

Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.bosch-press.com, http://twitter.com/BoschPresse.

Exchange rate: 1 EUR = $1.1069

BCF Dallas Grant 2017 - October 2017


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