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Lemelson STEM Academy receives donation from Patty Sheehan Foundation


The Patty Sheehan Foundation, with Idora Silver’s Feed the Kids Foundation, donated $2,500 to the Lemelson STEM Academy Elementary School, formerly Sierra Vista Elementary School, to assist in restocking the food pantry for at-risk students.

The Lemelson STEM Academy is named after Dorothy Lemelson, the wife of the late Jerome Lemelson,  inventor and philanthropist. The Academy’s curriculum focuses on project-based, hands-on, exploratory learning, with students spending at least 50 percent of their academic studies within STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

“When I first established the foundation, our goal was to give back to the charities that are often overlooked and those that provide needed services for women and children,” said Patty Sheehan, World Golf and PGA Hall of Famer and founder of the Patty Sheehan Foundation. “We’re pleased to be able to continue to give to the community and impact the lives of these children at the Lemelson STEM Academy.”

The goal of the program is to supply food to encourage children to play an active role in their own food security and ensure the students continue toward a productive and successful future.

The school continues to seek donations for cereals, nutritious snacks, hearty meals and healthy beverages. A complete list of items needed is available upon request.

Patty Sheehan Foundation is dedicated to assisting northern Nevada women’s and children’s charities. For details, visit PattySheehanAndFriends.org.

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