Milgard Donates to TAF in Support of STEM Education
August 09, 2018
Tacoma, Wash. (Aug 9, 2018) – Milgard Windows & Doors donated $25,000 to Technology Access Fund (TAF), a Seattle, Washington based nonprofit to support their participation in Lego League, a national robotics competition for middle school and high school age students.
Seattle-based non-profit entity, TAF, is committed to providing STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education, internships, and career opportunities for elementary, middle, and high school students of color.
“Milgard is so pleased to contribute to this educational youth program,” said Lisa Ridgeway, Manager of Recruiting & Talent Management at Milgard. “Supporting and strengthening our local communities is a core value for Milgard, and youth education aligns perfectly.”
TAF uses STEM as a tool for realizing social change and educational equality in communities of color and those with low income, focusing primarily on individuals from underrepresented communities. Their targeted approach leverages in-school and out-of-school learning to address longstanding historical inequities for students of color, while also cultivating leadership and citizenship.
“Our goal is to remove obstacles to success in employment and education,” said Sherry Williams, the Director of Operations for TAF. “We’re especially excited to receive the donation so that our students can participate in their first ever Lego League, where they will learn both robotics and practical problem solving skills.”
The grant is part of the #MascoMillionDifferences campaign, an initiative in which Masco Corporation, through its business units, is allocating $1,000,000 of its philanthropic funding in 2018 to support organizations across the country that are working to break down barriers to diversity and inclusion in America’s corporate workforce through education or career resources.
About Milgard Windows & Doors
Milgard Windows & Doors, a Masco company based in Tacoma, Washington, offers a full line of vinyl, wood, fiberglass and aluminum windows and patio doors for builders, dealers and homeowners, backed by a Full Lifetime Warranty, including parts and labor. The company has been recognized as Builders Choice for vinyl and fiberglass windows in the Western United States, in a yearly survey sponsored by Hanley-Wood Inc., publishers of BUILDER Magazine. Milgard® is the highest online rated window and patio door brand, as measured by the 2017 NRS consumer sentiment study conducted by MetrixLab and commissioned by Masco. Milgard has approximately 3,800 dealer locations nationwide. For more information, visit milgard.com or call 1.800.MILGARD.
About Masco Corporation
Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS), parent company of Milgard Windows & Doors, is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of branded home improvement and building products. Our portfolio of industry-leading brands includes Behr® paint; Delta® and Hansgrohe® faucets, bath and shower fixtures; KraftMaid® and Merillat® cabinets; Milgard® windows and doors; Kichler® decorative and outdoor lighting; and Hot Spring® spas. We leverage our powerful brands across product categories, sales channels and geographies to create value for our customers and shareholders. For more information about Masco Corporation, visit www.55jiuyou.com.
TAF aims to equip students of color for success in college and in life through the power of an interdisciplinary STEM education and supportive relationships. TAF is a thought leader and valuable asset to students and teachers in the public school system. In their 20+ year history they have delivered direct educational services to over 5,000 students resulting in a 95% on-time high school graduation rate and a 95% college entrance rate. Their goal is to scale their programs throughout Washington State. Learn more at techaccess.org.