DALLAS (October 3, 2012) -- The Frontiers of Flight Museum announced that it has received a grant of $200,000 from The Meadows Foundation toward building infrastructure and meeting operational needs, to ensure reaching more people and future growth and sustainability.
“This grant award is a tremendous benefit to us and will help fill in the gap in areas of greatest need,” said Cheryl Sutterfield- Jones, President and CEO, Frontiers of Flight Museum. “The Meadows Foundation understands how important philanthropy is to supporting organizations like the Frontiers of Flight Museum. The museum is a learning laboratory using aviation and space flight to encourage and promote student excellence in science, technology, engineering and math. The Foundation’s support of the Frontiers of Flight Museum serves to further support the enrichment of North Texas cultural and educational opportunities,” she said.
The Frontiers of Flight Museum, a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate, is a gem in the North Texas community that attracts over 100,000 visitors annually including 30,000 students. The museum is conveniently located just north of downtown on Lemmon Avenue at the southeast side of Dallas Love Field Airport, north of Mockingbird Lane.
Housed in a modern 100,000-square-foot facility, the Frontiers of Flight Museum provides a focal point to explore the history and progress of aviation, as mankind continues to pursue going higher, faster and farther. Educational classes for all ages are offered throughout the year, designed to excite the imagination in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through spacecraft design, aerodynamics, model-building, space survival, and other disciplines.
“The Meadows Foundation is among the most recognized private foundations in the country,” said Sutterfield-Jones. “The Frontiers of Flight Museum is grateful for The Meadows Foundation’s support of our future growth and development. This is a significant donation, and one we are very proud of receiving.”
For information call: (214) 350-1651 or visit www.flightmuseum.com.
More Info about The Meadows Foundation:
Algur H. Meadows established General American Oil Company of Texas in 1939 and led it to become one of the nation's most successful independent oil and gas production companies. Subsequently the family wanted to share their wealth and established The Meadows Foundation in 1948 to benefit the people of Texas. Since its inception, The Meadows Foundation has disbursed in excess of $750 million in grants and direct charitable expenditures to over 3,000 Texas institutions and agencies. The Meadows Foundation is among the most recognized private philanthropies in the country, both for its grant making practices and for its active engagement in advancing the field of private philanthropy. For additional information, visit The Meadows Foundation at http://www.mfi.org.