Advancing Knowledge Through Partnerships

As a result of a case study of inter-jurisdictional cooperation in education by the Richmond First Club, the Mathematics & Science Center Foundation was formed in 1989. Their mission is Advancing Knowledge Through Partnerships. The purpose of the Foundation is to solicit corporate, foundation, and private contributions to supplement the Center’s annual funding by the member school divisions. The Center and Foundation updated their names and logo in 2007, becoming the MathScience Innovation Center and its Foundation. In particular, the MSiC Foundation, a 501(c)(3), seeks to promote the advancement and further the aims and purposes of the Center, through the development and application of financial resources to the programs of the Center and through such other activities as are suited to that end. The Foundation was set up to accept, administer, apply and use property acquired by gift, grant, devise, bequest or otherwise in accordance with any of the purposes and objects of the Foundation that may be specified by the donor of any such property.

Funding has enabled major additions in infrastructure that enhance educational STEM opportunities for both professional development for Central Virginia educators and students.



Vice President








Michael Edwards
The Business Coach Leadership and Achievement Academy

Dr. Hollee R. Freeman
MathScience Innovation Center

Sterling W. Hening
Capital One

Samuel J. Kaufman
Owen & Owens PLC

Dr. David O. White
Superintendent, King William County Public Schools


Past Foundation Board Presidents

2016-18 Leo O. "Buddy" Whitlow, Jr.

2014-2016 Samuel J. Kaufman

2011-2014 Ellen Dukette

2009-2011 Donna Wirick

2007-2009 Tom McCormick

2005-2007 Rick Gambriel

2003-2005 W. Douglas Moran

1999-2003 Steve Yob

1995-1999 Michael E. Fiore

1991-1995 James DePasquale
1989-1991 Charles Shimer