NMIH Receives STEM Education Grant from The Provident Bank Foundation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 17, 2017


BETHLEHEM, PA – Today, representatives of The Provident Bank Foundation and of Provident Bank presented a grant from The Provident Bank Foundation in the amount of $4,440 to the National Museum of Industrial History. This grant will go toward the Future Innovator’s Fund, which offers low-income students much-needed exposure to experiential learning and real-world examples of the historical and ongoing impact STEM innovations have had locally, nationally, and globally. Support from The Provident Bank Foundation will allow NMIH to waive the costs for up to 350 low-income public school students to visit the Museum or participate in in-school outreach programs.

“We are so grateful to The Provident Bank Foundation for its generous support,” said NMIH President & CEO, Kara Cenni. “This gift will further our ability to educate and inspire the next generation of inventors and entrepreneurs.”

For more information about the Future Innovator’s Fund or the Museum’s educational programming, please contact Megan Pildis, Director of Development at 610-694-6636. Educators interested in applying for consideration of subsidized field trip or outreach program costs can visit http://nmih.org/future-innovator-program/.

Photo: The Provident Bank Foundation presents a $4,440 grant to the National Museum of Industrial History.  Pictured L to R: Samantha Plotino, Foundation Associate from The Provident Bank Foundation, Kara Cenni, President & CEO of the National Museum of Industrial History, Jane Kurek, Executive Director of The Provident Bank Foundation, and Kitsa Behringer, Education Coordinator of the National Museum of Industrial History.

About the National Museum of Industrial History
The mission of the National Museum of Industrial History, in affiliation with the Smithsonian Institution, is to forge a connection between America’s industrial past and the innovations of today by educating the public and inspiring the visionaries of tomorrow. NMIH’s vision is to develop a premiere history museum which will tell the story of America’s industrial achievements and the accomplishments of its workers, innovators, and entrepreneurs. For more information on NMIH visit www.nmih.org

About The Provident Bank Foundation
The Provident Bank Foundation was established in 2003 by Provident Bank to enhance the quality of life in the region through support of not-for-profit groups, institutions, schools and other 501(c)(3) organizations that provide services in communities served by the Bank. Since inception, the Foundation has granted more than $22 million to not-for-profit organizations and institutions working toward stronger communities. For more information about The Provident Bank Foundation, visit www.theprovidentbankfoundation.org or call (862) 260-3990.

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