June 16, 2024
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Space Foundation Partners with Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center to Support Military Families

Written by: Space Foundation Editorial Team

Mount Carmel Veterans Service Center

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – May 2, 2024 – Space Foundationa nonprofit organization founded in 1983 that provides education, collaboration and information for the global space ecosystem, announced today that, in observance of Memorial Day, it will partner with Mount Carmel Veterans Service Center to have an astronomical impact on military students and families.

During the month of May through Sunday, June 16, 2024, every $50 donation made to the Space Foundation will fund an immersive science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) experience for one student and give away a Space Foundation Discovery Center Passport Membership to a family served by the Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center. Passport membership will allow one-year entry to the Space Foundation Discovery Center, as well as more than 350 science centers and museums around the world, creating learning opportunities and giving military families the opportunity to spend quality time together.

“Space Foundation is proud to partner with Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center to create cherished memories for military families and provide their children with valuable STEAM resources,” he said Melissa Patton, vice president of education at the Space Foundation. “A visit to a museum not only strengthens family ties but also cultivates a sense of belonging and ignites inspiration. “We are excited to extend this incredible opportunity to our esteemed service members and their families.”

Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing best practices for military members, veterans and their families through accessible programs, integrated resources and collaborative partnerships that empower lives and strengthen our community. With its community partners, Mt. Carmel is dramatically changing the way the military community and their families receive critical services and supports.

“Mt. Carmel's partnership with the Space Foundation is intended to support our military members, veterans and their families,” said Bob McLaughlin, executive director of the Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center. “Both teams working together are committed to improve our community for those who serve today and those who have served in the past.

To learn more about the partnership and how to contribute, visit www.spacefoundation.org/donate-together.

About the Space Foundation Discovery Center

Space Foundation Discovery Center is an interactive, hands-on science and space center focused on inspiring, educating and preparing the next generation of explorers and innovators in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Partnerships with government, educational institutions, and commercial companies support science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) exhibits and programming, including:

  • El Pomar Space Gallery
  • Boeing Additive Manufacturing Space Laboratory
  • Northrop Grumman Science Center, featuring Science On a Sphere®
  • Lockheed Martin Space Education Center, including the Mars Robotics Laboratory and Educational Activities Center

About the Space Foundation

Space Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 1983 that provides education, collaboration and information for the global space ecosystem. Driven by partnerships, the Space Foundation unites the full spectrum of stakeholders – business, government, education and local communities – through the support of corporate members, sponsors, fundraising and grants. Visit the Space Foundation at www.SpaceFoundation.organd follow us on Facebook, x, instagram, LinkedIn and Youtube.

About the Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center

Mount Carmel Veterans Service Center, a nonprofit organization serving southern Colorado, providing transition and employment assistance, behavioral health and wellness, support services, connection to community resources, and safe event space for veterans, military members, and their families. Jay Cimino, CEO of the Phil Long dealership, built Mt. Carmel, which opened in 2016, and the nonprofit organization will continue Mr. Cimino's legacy and wants to support Colorado's military, its veterans and their families.


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Tags: Space Foundation, Space Foundation Discovery Center, Mt. Carmel Veterans Service Center, STEM, STEAM education, Passport membership, space ecosystem, space museum, science center, military families, veterans, service members , military members, military community, Memorial Day

Media Contacts:

Rico Cooper
Vice President of Strategic Communications and Outreach
Space Foundation
(202) 596-0714
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Dottie O'Rourke
TECHNOLOGYMarket communications
(650) 344-1260
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Amy Gillentine
Deputy Director of Communications
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