UGI Supports National Museum of Industrial History’s Youth Education Programs
BETHLEHEM, PA – UGI Utilities, Inc. has made it possible for local students to explore our local and national industrial heritage through a $5,000 contribution to the National Museum of Industrial History. With its diverse collection of more than 200 industrial artifacts, including over 20 artifacts from the Smithsonian Institution’s collection, and a variety of oral histories and interactives, NMIH provides a unique educational experience in a sensory rich environment for visiting school students. EITC contributions are vital to the Museum’s efforts to inspire the next generation of inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs.
“UGI is a great partner with NMIH, and we are grateful for their support of our mission,” said Museum President & CEO Kara Mohsinger, “The number of students we are able to engage with every year depends on our available resources, which makes the support of UGI and our other community partners so important.”
“UGI is pleased to make this contribution as part of our commitment to be a good partner and a good neighbor in the communities we serve,” Keith Dorman, vice president of communications and community relations, said. “We recognize that the students of today are the workforce and the community leaders of tomorrow, and that preparing young people is critical for success in the future.”
UGI provided their support through the Pennsylvania Education Improvement Tax Credit program. As an approved EITC organization, National Museum of Industrial History is eligible to receive EITC contributions from participating businesses.
UGI Utilities is a natural gas and electric utility serving more than 700,000 customers in 45 Pennsylvania counties and one county in Maryland. Customers and community members are invited to visit the UGI website at www.ugi.com; our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ugiutilities; or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ugi_utilities.
A Smithsonian Institution-affiliate, the National Museum of Industrial History is dedicated to forging a connection between America’s industrial past and the innovations of today by educating the public and inspiring the visionaries of tomorrow. Housed in the 100-year-old former Bethlehem Steel Electric Repair Shop on the vibrant SteelStacks campus, the Museum is home to exciting exhibits and engaging programs. For more information on NMIH visit www.nmih.org
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