Stellar Donates $100,000 to the Museum of Science & History (MOSH) to Support MOSH Genesis Campaign
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (November 01, 2021) — Stellar is proud to commit a $100,000 gift to The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) in support of its MOSH Genesis campaign. The contribution will be distributed in four annual installments beginning this year.
"Our support of MOSH Genesis reflects our commitment to investing both in the next generation of innovators, as well as a new era of Downtown vitality," said Mike Santarone, Chief Executive Officer of Stellar. "MOSH has been a vital part of our community for decades, and we’re proud to be a part of this new chapter of growth."
In March of 2019, MOSH announced the launch of its capital campaign with the goal of raising $20 million in community support from individuals, businesses and corporations, foundations and other community stakeholders. Originally called MOSH 2.0, the campaign has been retitled MOSH Genesis to better encapsulate the Museum’s vision of bold transformation for the institution and its role in Downtown revitalization.
Stellar's commitment expands the company's connection to the Museum, which started with Senior Vice President Richard Lovelace, who served on the MOSH Board of Trustees from 2018 through 2021.
"Stellar is a company that has been an integral part of Jacksonville’s growth and development," said Bruce Fafard, CEO of MOSH. "We are grateful for their generous support. This gift will provide sustained momentum in our goal of building a dynamic center of innovation and exploration in Downtown Jacksonville."
Via the Stellar Foundation, Stellar supports numerous charitable projects and nonprofit organizations year round, across the First Coast and beyond. In particular, Stellar has long supported STEM and other education initiatives, including establishing the Stellar Academy of Engineering at Nease High School. The company has been named one of Jacksonville Magazine's "Companies with Heart" since 2014.
The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) is located at 1025 Museum Circle near Friendship Park. MOSH, first chartered in 1941, inspires the joy of lifelong learning by bringing to life the sciences and regional history. Admission is $15 for adults; $12 for youth, students, active and retired military and seniors. There is no admission fee for children two and under or Museum members. Learn more at themosh.org.
Museum funding is provided in part by the City of Jacksonville and the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc.; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts; Historic Museums Grants-in-Aid Program assistance provided by the Bureau of Historical Museums, Division of Historical Resources, Florida Department of State, Secretary of State.
Left to Right: Mike Santarone, CEO, Stellar; Bruce Fafard, CEO, MOSH; Jane Scofield, CFO, MOSH; Richard Lovelace, Sr VP, Stellar; Brian Kappele, COO, Stellar.