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July 24, 2015

$30 Million in Boeing Gifts Support Seattle Aerospace Museum

Seattle's Museum of Flight announced gifts of $15 million each Thursday from aviation giant Boeing and the family of the company founder's son, reports The Seattle Times.

The corporate gift will establish a Boeing Academy for STEM Learning at the institution, offering for-credit science, technology, engineering, and math programs. Doug King, the museum's CEO, said the academy would aim to have 5,000 students by 2019, half of them women, minorities, or underprivileged youths.

The donation from the family of the late Bill Boeing Jr. will support museum operations and fund long-term preservation and exhibition of its artifacts. Mr. Boeing had a long history of involvement with the museum and set the twin gifts in motion before his death in January at the age of 92.