Campaign Update | May/June 2021
Introducing Northern Virginia Science Center
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On May 20, over 600 supporters tuned in for the premiere of Celebrating Science: A Launch the Future Watch Party to see the first public reveal of the name, brand, architectural design, and a fly-through of the Northern Virginia Science Center!

Viewers enjoyed powerful testimony from youth, educators and business and community leaders and heard special messages from Governor and Mrs. Northam and Vint Cerf, Father of the Internet and Chief Internet Evangelist at Google. Thank you to everyone who watched!

If you missed the premiere, encore presentations are available at
Campaign Spotlight: Equinix
Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company and one of the Science Center’s newest corporate champions. We are grateful for their support of our vision to build a world-class, interactive science center in Northern Virginia that ignites the curiosity in us all. Today, we proudly recognize Equinix’s role as an advocate for inspiring a love of STEM learning as a Community Partner of the Launch the Future Campaign!
Founded in 1996 by Jay Adelson and Al Avery, Equinix employs perseverance, dedication, and commitment to provide digital infrastructure services enabling digital leaders to bring together and interconnect the foundational infrastructure that powers their success. Through the proliferation of digital media, social media, and cloud applications, Equinix has grown into a $2.4B powerhouse, with over 220 data centers on 5 continents. Equinix strives to use its resources, knowledge, and passion to make positive and economic impacts on the communities in which it operates. Equinix’s commitment to being a good neighbor aligns strongly with the mission, vision, and values of the Science Center, and we look forward to working with Equinix in the future to make Northern Virginia a beacon for STEM in the region.
Thank you, Equinix, for your commitment to Northern Virginia Science Center, solidifying
the region's status as the nexus for STEM innovation, and serving
the children, students, and families of Northern Virginia for generations.

Launch the Future
Campaign Fundraising Update
91% of total campaign costs
have been committed!

Individuals, foundations and corporations
have committed $3,121,173.

Thank you to our STEM Champions!
Thank you to our Pivotal Partners!
For more information, please contact:

Margaret Cartier, Campaign Manager
Launch the Future is a capital campaign to build a world-class science center in Northern Virginia, presented by the Northern Virginia Science Center Foundation (dba Children's Science Center), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Tax ID #90-0168625.