Safeco Insurance Foundation donates $1 million to Bethaday Community Learning Space!
We’re thrilled to announce that the Safeco Insurance Foundation has just committed $800,000 to TAF to help build the Bethaday Community Learning Space. This, combined with an earlier gift, brings Safeco’s investment in TAF to $1 million.
“Every donation makes a difference, but we’re especially excited about the generosity of the Safeco Insurance Foundation,” said Trish Millines Dziko, co-founder and executive director of TAF. “Employees of Safeco Insurance regularly volunteer their time with us and the company has supported us financially since 1998. They’re true partners who are committed to our success and the success of the thousands of kids we’re helping.”
The Bethaday Community Learning Space, a decade-long dream for us, will provide the space we need to reach 20,000 kids each year with a high-quality STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education.
When finished in October, the 24,000-square-foot center—which is expected to earn LEED certification—will feature four wireless learning labs, group and private academic support rooms, a robotics lab, project space, a community multipurpose room with catering kitchen, and more.
“As a strong supporter of education, the Safeco Insurance Foundation is pleased to help TAF expand its educational reach into our community and move the organization closer to achieving its $12.5 million fundraising goal,” said Matthew Nickerson, Safeco Insurance president. “Safeco Insurance has been a longtime supporter of TAF, both financially and through the volunteer efforts of our employees. This grant is one of the best ways we can show we believe in the positive impact of TAF’s work.”
Click here to read a copy of our full news release about the grant.