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Where Can A STEM Major Take You? Around the World, According to Buick Achiever Carmen Gil


Carmen Gil’s journey began when her parents immigrated to the United States from Cuba. Thanks to her family’s efforts and sacrifices, Carmen is the first in her family to attend college in the U.S.

Growing up, Carmen always liked math and science. When it came time to enter college and decide upon a degree program, she set her sights on engineering, opening up a host of science, technology, engineering and math (also known as STEM) possibilities to her.

GM Foundation Donates $1 Million to Detroit Charities in Honor of Former GM Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson

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DETROIT, February 18, 2014 /3BL Media/ – The General Motors Foundation is donating $1 million among three Detroit charities in honor of GM’s former Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson and his wife Karin. The donations to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, Habitat for Humanity Detroit and the Coalition On Temporary Shelter, or COTS, further the GM Foundation’s and the Akersons’ commitment to making a difference in GM’s headquarters city.

GM Foundation Donates $400,000 to Karmanos Cancer Institute

Cadillac is Host Sponsor for dinner to raise money for chemotherapy unit renovation
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DETROIT, February 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ – The General Motors Foundation is donating $400,000 to support cancer research conducted by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute. The grant celebrates Karmanos’ 32ndAnnual Dinner and brings to nearly $7.3 million the combined contributions from the GM Foundation and GM over the last 17 years.

GM Foundation Donates $1 Million to Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture

Gift to pay for design and installation of permanent exhibitions
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DETROIT, Jan. 22, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The General Motors Foundation will become a founding donor of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture through a $1 million grant. GM Foundation President Vivian Pickard presented the gift to the Museum Founding Director Lonnie G. Bunch III at the Washington Auto Show.

Buick Achievers Scholarship Application Period Opens Jan. 6

General Motors Foundation grants STEM scholarships for fourth consecutive year
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DETROIT, January 6, 2014 /3BL Media/ – The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program, funded by the General Motors Foundation, will accept applications for 2014 scholarships from Monday, Jan. 6, through 5 p.m. EST on Friday, Feb. 28.

GM Foundation Grant Sends 256 Detroit Children to Preschool

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DETROIT, December 17, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The General Motors Foundation is making a quality preschool education possible for 256 children in Detroit’s most challenged neighborhoods through a $500,000 grant in support of the Education Achievement Authority (EAA) of Michigan.

GM Foundation Grants $2.9 Million to Higher Education

Total nears $31.3 million over last decade to advance STEM
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DETROIT, November 26, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The General Motors Foundation today announced grants totaling $2.9 million to support 26 leading universities and partnering organizations across the country this year through its University/Organization Partner Program.

The initiative provides funding to advance secondary education curricula in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, also known as STEM, information technology and other fields important to the automotive industry.

GM Foundation Grants $400,000 to DSO for 2014 Southern Florida Tour

Orchestra to play West Palm Beach, Miami, Vero Beach, Sarasota and Naples, February 25-March 4
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DETROIT, November 21, 2013 /3BL Media/– The Detroit Symphony Orchestra is headed south for the winter thanks to a $400,000 grant from the GM Foundation.

The Orchestra, led by Music Director Leonard Slatkin, will perform with Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn and Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Gold Medalist Olga Kern during a tour of Southern Florida that will take place from Feb. 25 to March 4, 2014.

GM Foundation Donates $150,000 to MADD

Grant will fund community support services and prevention education
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DETROIT, October 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The General Motors Foundation is donating $150,000 to Mothers Against Drunk Driving to expand prevention education initiatives and provide support services to victims of drunk driving crashes and their families.

In 2011, drunk driving killed more than 9,800 people and injured approximately 315,000. To aid in recovery, MADD provides services to one victim every 8.6 minutes at no charge. Last year alone, 61,000 people received help from the organization.

GM Foundation Donates $50,000 to Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit to Fund Youth Programs

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DETROIT, October 11, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The GM Foundation is donating $50,000 to the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, also known as MOCAD, to make possible new art education programs for area middle and high school students.

The Foundation has a long-standing history of supporting community arts programs in the area and across the country. In the last three years, the Foundation has supported Detroit-based nonprofits and cultural institutions like MOCAD with grants totaling $23.2 million.


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