Columbia, SC ─ The South Carolina Governor's School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) Foundation is pleased to announce it has received a $10,000 grant from the Milliken & Company Charitable Foundation.
“Since its inception, GSSM has benefitted from the support of Milliken & Company beginning with Roger Milliken, an early personal supporter, who later donated the land that now serves as GSSM’s campus,” said Danny Dorsel, GSSM Class of 1990 alumnus and president. “In addition, Mr. Milliken served on the GSSM Foundation Board of Directors, and Milliken leaders have continued to serve on the board and have welcomed GSSM students and graduates to Milliken.”
The Milliken & Company Charitable Foundation harnesses the spirit of Milliken giving to serve the numerous communities where the global manufacturer operates. Positioned as a strategic partner with local reach and high impact, the foundation upholds Milliken’s purpose, values and vision as it provides grants both large and small. Through this lens, the foundation looks to make a positive impact in its communities that will last for generations.
One of the top STEM high schools in the country, GSSM was founded in 1988 under the leadership of the late Governor Carroll Campbell and has consistently raised the bar for STEM education in the Palmetto State. GSSM’s two-year residential high school program, virtual high school program, summer camps, and outreach program invite young people to explore the subjects they love in a diverse, inclusive, and uncommonly supportive academic environment.
Milliken & Company is a global manufacturing leader whose focus on materials science delivers tomorrow’s breakthroughs today. From industry-leading molecules to sustainable innovations, Milliken creates products that enhance people’s lives and deliver solutions for its customers and communities. Drawing on thousands of patents and a portfolio with applications across the textile, flooring, specialty chemical and healthcare businesses, the company harnesses a shared sense of integrity and excellence to positively impact the world for generations.