The Foundation for Educational Development, Inc. (FEDI), a Baltimore-based charity, has announced that it received a $100,000 donation from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation.
According to a statement from FEDI, it recently received word that they had been nominated for a donation by Ms. Linda Gooden, a long-term FEDI supporter who has donated over $100,000 to FEDI.
A retired officer of Lockheed Martin Corporation and champion for math, science, and technology education, Ms. Gooden is a member of the Bank of America Women’s Sponsorship Council and serves as chair of the University System of Maryland Board of Regents.
Every year since 1993, FEDI has developed programs designed to encourage the next generation to pursue science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) pathways. Through an extensive network, FEDI has exposed participants to positive role models and success stories. This commitment reaches pre-college youth and college students, as well as professionals and executives through FEDI’s seminars, symposia, and workshops.
Recorded donations to FEDI include more than $100,000 from Rodney Adkins, president of 3RAM Group LLC. Other large donors are the Lockheed Black Employees resource group, ADP, Google, Lockheed Martin Corporation, World Wide Technology Foundation, Steward Family Foundation, General Motors Foundation, General Electric Foundation, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, and 3RAM Group LLC, among others.
Past donors include AT&T, Ford Motor Company Fund-STEM, Ford Motor Company, Colin Parris, BAE Systems, Home Depot, PPG Industries, Irene Hernandez Roberts, France-Merrick Foundation, PSEG Foundation, Cassandra Jackson, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, Nicholas Donofrio, Lydia W. Thomas, Stephanie Hill, Verizon Communications, the University of Maryland Baltimore County, MECU Foundation, the Network for Good, and hundreds of small donors across America who direct their gifts to underfunded causes in STEM education.