Our relationship with our sponsors
Our sponsors are integral parts of Triple Helix and help form the team’s identity. Their support extends far beyond monetary donations. Several sponsors provide the team with mentors and advisors, others assist in part production or provide in-kind donation of services or materials, and others provide volunteers during major Triple Helix events.
Our sponsors are true partners. Through our work together, we aim to effect a fundamental change that enables our youth a greater access to STEM as a possible career choice. This perspective resonated strongly with judges at a recent competition, who stated:
This year’s Chairman’s Award winner embodies the definition of an influencer. They’re a powerful and compelling force that impacts mentors, corporations, local governments, and school boards who are now embracing the values of FIRST and STEM in their communities.
To be competitive in the FIRST Robotics Competition is a significant undertaking that requires sustained sponsorship from multiple large funding sources, as well as sustained involvement of volunteer mentors. More than a dozen engineers, designers, software developers, and other technical professionals engage with Triple Helix students in hundreds of contact hours each year. Students team up with these mentors to solve challenging competitive long-term technical projects with real requirements and constraints, ultimately winning recognition, gaining self-confidence, developing people and life skills, making new friends, and discovering an unforeseen career path and a lifetime love of STEM.
Strategic & founding partners
Community sponsors & core stakeholders
We also thank
Langley Federal Credit Union
Showbest Fixture Corporation
First Baptist Church Denbigh
Todd & Janelle Ferrante
BAE Systems Newport News Ship Repair
Triad Machine Shop
Q-Free Open Roads
Analytical Mechanics Associates
R&L Machine Shop
Christopher Newport University
Jefferson Science Associates
Peninsula Custom Coaters
Williamsburg Regional Library
Michael & Patricia Laverdure
Melissa & Pat Simpson
The Junior Woman’s Club of Hilton Village
Newport News Shipbuilding – Huntington Ingalls Industries
Booz Allen Hamilton
Become a donor
Triple Helix has been a consistent leader in advocating for STEM education on the Virginia Peninsula, and we are seeking major corporate sponsors and new community partnerships to bolster our ambitious efforts to create lasting positive change. We need your help to develop the next generation of engineers, scientists, and technologists.
Triple Helix is an all-volunteer program whose success depends on community support. All forms of support are deeply valued:
Strategic & founding partners
Value of annual contribution: $10,000+
Triple Helix prominently celebrates our relationship with our strategic and founding partners. We display the sponsoring organization’s logo on the team’s FIRST Robotics Competition robot for many thousands of eyes to see. In addition, we place the organization’s logo on team member t-shirts and this website.
Value of annual contribution: $1,500+
Triple Helix celebrates our relationship with our major sponsors by displaying the sponsoring organization’s logo on the team’s FIRST Robotics Competition robot for many thousands of eyes to see. We place the organization’s name on team member t-shirts and we display the organization’s name or logo on this website.
Value of annual contribution: $500+
Triple Helix celebrates our relationship with our community sponsors by displaying the sponsoring organization’s name or logo on this website.
Triple Helix solicits tax-deductible monetary donations through our operating sponsor Intentional Innovation Foundation, a Newport News 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity.
Wishing to contribute to Triple Helix by another method? Please contact us for more information on how you can get involved.