Each of the 40 Under 40 honorees this year are being recognized for their outstanding accomplishments in their fields, and we know that they would not be where they are today without educational support and a community of family, friends, and teachers believing in their potential.
40 Under 40 Honoree Charlie Evans of Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. believes that “STEM means preparation for a future of moving us forward. These foundational concepts are necessary to create the collisions of innovation.” A father and visitor of the Discovery Center, Charlie has “enjoyed watching my kids get a new perspective for Discovery Center as they grow older. At young ages it is simply the fun of playing, as they get older they begin to realize that the play has meaning, and then finally the science and concepts begin to sink in.” Charlie is raising funds on behalf of the Discovery Center and is asking for your help.
The Discovery Center of Springfield is your nonprofit (501(c)(3), community-funded science center that turns playing today into leading tomorrow’s workforce through hands-on, experiential learning. The Discovery Center creates our future nurses, manufacturing professionals, engineers, computer scientists—some of the very careers featured on this year’s 40 under 40 list. The Discovery Center is a place where children growing up or living in poverty find hope. They are a vital part of our community’s economic health because the Discovery Center gives visitors the tools they need to determine their own future regardless of socioeconomic status.
Would you help honor 40 Under 40 honoree Charlie Evans and celebrate his successes by believing in a child’s potential through the Discovery Center?
Thursday, March 7 from 4-8 pm at the Discovery Center
Everything you love about the Discovery Center–without the kids!
Unleash your inner child for a night of unlimited curiosity! Bring your friends, coworkers, or make it a date at this unique pop up event! Must be 21 years or older to attend.