BRF receives funds from dissolved consortium to support education initiatives

The recently dissolved Louisiana Center for Manufacturing Sciences (LCMS) has gifted $20,000 over the last two years to BRF to support education initiatives.

LCMS was a consortium of industry, nonprofits, government and economic development entities committed to improving manufacturing processes and efficiencies. In 1997, BRF was an original organizer of the LCMS consortium, which was at that time focused on munitions manufacturing projects for the U.S. Army.

“On behalf of BRF, I thank the LCMS consortium members for this generous contribution,” said John F. George Jr., M.D., BRF President and CEO. “Our organizations have a long history of collaboration and have shared consistent economic development visions and goals for the betterment of Louisiana. We look forward to using this gift to advance STEM education programs that will help students on their path toward successful careers.”

The education of a future science and technology workforce is an important part of BRF’s mission to diversify and grow our region’s economy. BRF currently supports five education programs which serve almost 300 students annually. These education programs serve students who are diverse, including many female, African American, low income, and first generation college bound participants. Donations to BRF education initiatives provide unique and meaningful STEM-related education opportunities for many students, connecting them to the 21st century workforce.

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