This year, the Edison Ford Summer Inventor’s Program continues for 11 weeks. This is our 9th summer and predictably most of the sessions were full by early Spring. The word is out about these amazing programs which span science, the environment, history and the arts. This year we added a new topic – reading and writing books about anything related to Edison, Ford, science, history and nature. We are very excited about this program.
Every week, we have an average of 60 students involved, including Junior Counselors and two college Summer interns. Friday is always one of our favorite days, as it is Graduation Day; complete with student presentations, show and tell and time for parents and students to socialize – one more time!
With contributions to summer camp and education programs, we are able to extend scholarships to students who are recommended by their teachers, and must submit a paper on why they would like to be part of the summer camp program. The list of individuals, companies and foundations is growing every year, and this year we would like to thank the following:
AIA Trust, Baltimore Community Foundation, Bank of America, BGI-USA, Martha Campbell, Jack & Cathi Carruthers, Charles Edison Fund, George M. Cox Trust, Ed & Augusta Crane, Margaret Crishal, Bernese Davis, Martha Dean, Dex Imaging, Dr. Scholl Foundation, Edison Inventor’s Assoc., Edison National Bank, EFWE Foundation, Charles & Sass Edwards, Mrs. John Ehrenzeller, Forestry Resources, Inc., Florida Power & Light, Dr. Cheryl Gabe, GE, GE Foundation, L. J. Gregorchik, Nancy Harris, HAS Engineering, Helen Hendry, Robert & Jane Holder, Sally Johnson, Don & Arlene Keehan, Dick & Linda Kughn, LCEC, Lee County Garden Council, Lee County VCB, Leoma Lovegrove, Jaimie & Jan MaGirl, Mark Joseph Realty, Inc., Mary Helen McDonald, Frederick & Melvin Morgan, Steve Neihaus, Parker/Mudgett/Smith Architects, Chris & Nat Pendleton, Phelan Holdings, Inc., Richard & Madeleine Plummer, Fred Quinn, Chip & Nancy Roach, Mary Ann Sedlock, Margaret Sirianni, Southwest Florida Distributing & Publishing, Robert Sperling, Beverly Taht, Gloria Wood
If you would like to help, you can contact Darlene Hermey in the Membership Department, and contribute at anytime throughout the year.