Liberty Science Center Recipient of Charles Lafitte Foundation $35,000 Grant

Thousands of New Jersey Students to Benefit from Charles Lafitte Foundation Grant

Jersey City, NJ – Liberty Science Center has been awarded a generous grant from the Charles Lafitte Foundation (CLF). The $35,000 grant supports Liberty Science Center’s Community Evenings, exclusive events hosted throughout the year for all students, teachers and families from NJ’s 31 former Abbott or “at-risk” Districts. These guests are invited to explore the Science Center’s themed exhibition galleries; experience the excitement of IMAX films and RealD 3D shows; and engage in special family programming, live demonstrations and hands-on activities – all at no cost.

“Charles Lafitte Foundation’s support of Liberty Science Center’s community evenings provides opportunities for learners of all ages to gather at the Center and experience the range of exhibitions and special programs presented here,” said Daniel Menelly, Liberty Science Center’s vice president of STEM education. “For many guests, participation in a community evening is their first exposure to the Center, providing an exciting opportunity to wander and imagine how the science presented impacts their lives, learning and future. We appreciate the Charles Lafitte Foundation’s role in supporting this important form of community engagement.”

Liberty Science Center is a 300,000-square-foot learning center located in Liberty State Park on the Jersey City bank of the Hudson near the Statue of Liberty. Dedicated to bringing the excitement of science to people of all ages, Liberty Science Center houses 12 museum exhibition halls, a live animal collection with 110 species, giant aquariums, a 3D theater, the nation’s largest IMAX Dome Theater, live simulcast surgeries, tornado and hurricane-force wind simulators, K-12 classrooms and labs, and teacher-development programs.

“Science and technology education is increasingly important for our students’ futures – that’s why we are so excited and proud to support the Liberty Science Center, who as a nonprofit, serves as a clear voice in bringing scientific knowledge to students young and old alike,” said Jennifer Vertetis, president of the Charles Lafitte Foundation. More information about Liberty Science Center is available at or by calling 201-200-1000. For more information about the Charles Lafitte Foundation, visit

About The Charles Lafitte Foundation

The Charles Lafitte Foundation (CLF) supports innovative and effective ways of helping people help themselves and others around them to achieve healthy, satisfying and enriched lives. The Foundation supports organizations working in four main areas: educationchildren’s advocacymedical research & issues, and the arts. The Foundation underwrites programs that can become self-sustaining with long-term commitment and measurable impact.  In determining grants, CLF looks for solutions that lead to independence and self-empowerment for individuals, and to the establishment of effective, long-standing programs and organizations.

For more information about the Charles Lafitte Foundation visit


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