Michigan Science Center Announces $250,000 Donation


DETROIT — The Michigan Science Center announced today that DTE Energy Foundation donated $250,000 to the organization, supporting its efforts to open the facility. 

“We appreciate DTE Energy Foundation’s quick response to our funding needs,” said Tom Stephens, chairman of the board, Michigan Science Center, noting that the foundation was among the first organizations to pledge its support to the reopening effort. “The organization has supported the Science Center for a number of years and we are thankful for their continued commitment through its monetary donation and David Rudd, executive vice president, DTE Energy Resources, board position.” 

“We are pleased to do our part to help reopen one of Michigan’s most beloved cultural jewels,” said Fred Shell, vice president of Corporate and Government Affairs for DTE Energy, and president of the DTE Energy Foundation. “DTE Energy and the DTE Energy Foundation support the Science Center as part of our deep commitment to education, innovation and the development of inspiring leaders.” 

DTE Energy Foundation joins a list of other organizations that have committed or donated money towards the opening efforts of the Michigan Science Center, including The Ford Foundation, The General Motors Foundation, ITC Holdings, Lear Corp., the Manoogian Fund and Penske Corp. 

“With each donation we get one step closer to opening the facility and fulfilling its mission of inspiring children and their families to discover, explore and appreciate science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education,” said Stephens. “The board of directors continues to work to raise the funds need to open and operate the Michigan Science Center for the residents of this community and the state of Michigan.”