Support the Don McKinney Center for STEM Education

Donald McKinney was a beloved chemistry teacher who launched and administered the Ed Fund’s Math and Science Coalition from 2009 to 2016. When Don passed away in January of 2016, he left behind a legacy of quality science education and hundreds of devoted students and colleagues. In recognition of his commitment to and passion for STEM Education, the Philadelphia Education Fund will establish the Don McKinney Center for STEM Education.  

Led by Nancy Peter, Ed.D, the McKinney Center will build on the Ed Fund’s history of providing innovative and effective STEM programming for teachers and students.  

The demand for STEM curriculum and instruction, as well as STEM-centric students and STEM-skilled professionals has increased exponentially over the last two decades. The McKinney Center will create opportunities to ensure all Philadelphia students graduate from high school with a strong STEM knowledge and skill set, enabling them to be successful contributors in the 21st century.

To make a donation to support work of the McKinney Center, please click on the Donate Now button.


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