Press Release

Marie Lamfrom Awards $125,000 Grant to Girls Inc. PNW

Publication date: October 14, 2021

The Marie Lamfrom Charitable Foundation has awarded more than $1,000,000 in grants to eight Oregon and Washington state nonprofits. Those selected, “are celebrating, promoting, advancing, and encouraging women’s participation and leadership in science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics (STEM)”. ChickTech (seen above at a pre-pandemic event) is one of the grant recipients. The nonprofit works to build a pipeline for girls and women in technology.

The Marie Lamfrom Charitable Foundation was founded by Dave and Sally Bany in 1998, “In honor of what would have been my grandmother’s 125th birthday, we are delighted to award eight $125,000 grants to nonprofits in the area working to promote women in STEM,” said Sally Bany, co-founder of the Marie Lamfrom Charitable Foundation. “These nonprofits are truly inspiring, from serving underprivileged areas and creating bilingual STEM programing to serving minority populations and creating summer programs, every nonprofit is on a mission to better the field of technology for women and girls.” Girls Inc. PNW was one of the eight Portland nonprofits chosen.

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