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AFL Supports GSSM’s Programs and Camps

December 1, 2015

The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) received a $15,000 investment from AFL in support of GSSM’s Business Leadership Network (BLN), the Townes Award Celebration and iTEAMS Xtreme summer camp in Spartanburg County.

AFL will support GSSM’s BLN, which consists of nearly 200 businesses, organizations and individuals across the state that annually support the School. Participation in the BLN helps to fund a variety of key initiatives, such as residential financial aid, classroom technology, science programming and new program development.

AFL’s donation will also support GSSM’s annual Townes event during which the Townes Award is presented to individuals, businesses or institutions who take aspirations of innovation and leadership to a higher level in areas of research, development, technology, public service and business in the Palmetto State. This year, the Townes Award will be presented to Milliken and Company on March 17, 2016 at the Daniel Island Club in Charleston, South Carolina.

Finally, AFL’s donation will help to fund iTEAMS Xtreme, a day camp hosted in counties across South Carolina. The camp is geared to inspire rising seventh and eighth graders to pursue careers in the fields of computer science, technology and entrepreneurship through hands-on, team-based projects. This year, thanks to the support from AFL and other sponsors, GSSM will deliver iTEAMS Xtreme at Carver Middle School in Spartanburg County June 27-30, 2016.

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“We are so grateful for this incredible show of support from AFL. The company has been a longtime supporter of GSSM,” said Kim Bowman, CEO, GSSM Foundation and EVP Strategic Direction, GSSM. “It’s investments like this that allow us to make a broader STEM impact.” 

Pictured above: From left to right: Rob Crowder, AFL CFO, Corie Culp, AFL Events & PR Manager, and Kim Bowman, CEO, GSSM Foundation and EVP Strategic Direction, GSSM

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