The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is promising the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science in downtown Miami $10 million toward its education programs if it raises $20 million in additional funds.
“Our gift to the science museum, equal in size to an earlier gift to the art museum that will stand by its side, is a recognition of the importance of science education and of the museum’s leadership,” said Alberto Ibargüen, president and CEO of the Foundation. “Knight’s challenge grant is intended to galvanize support and accelerate the exciting community transformation at Museum Park.”
In part, the funds are meant to help the museum engage and inform the community. To that end, the funds will help make it possible for students in the greater Miami area to visit the facility at least once during elementary and middle school, said Matt Haggman, Miami program director for the Knight Foundation.
Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. We believe that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged. For more, visit www.knightfoundation.org.