List of Sponsors
Our sponsors provide the resources to make it possible. Some provide funding, while others provide logistical support, manpower, knowledge, and other resources that contribute to our success. It’s not just about providing support but about giving back and investing in the future, based on human rights and on social, ethical, environmental and philanthropic values.
Education is the foundation of our community. Frederick County Public Schools educates its students to become caring, respectful and responsible citizens and family members. Students look forward to school each day. They take full advantage of the rigorous academic curricula and strive to develop their talents. They utilize the power of technology to explore a world of new ideas and information. They acquire the knowledge and skills to achieve and the confidence to succeed, and are rewarded with a wide choice of offers from higher education and employers. FCPS graduates are exceptional 21st century citizens.
Hood College prepares students to excel in meeting the personal, professional and global challenges of the future. Hood is committed to the integration of the liberal arts, the professions and technology, to the exploration of values, a sense of community and to the preparation of students for lives of responsibility, leadership and service. Hood College offers:
- 30 major fields of study toward Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees
- 14 programs of study leading to the Master’s
- 5 post-baccalaureate certificate programs, and certification programs in education
Sahaja Meditation is a simple, time-honored technique. It helps reduce stress and increase wellness. It brings better focus and helps people become more centered and balanced. If there is no peace within, can we truly sustain global peace? Humanity has come to realize the importance of self-development and balance especially amongst youth and those in the forefront of science, politics education and arts. As a UNESCO Center for peace partner, Sahaja Meditation is built to develop, strengthen, and integrate, the human potential, in all aspect. We truly become instruments for peace in our individual countries and around the world. With Sahaja, one can easily tap into one’s inner-present in each of us-and harness its power to bring holistic balance as well as a true state of peace and mental silence. The experience of silence is tangible and groundbreaking in that it can be achieved over the course of an afternoon! With regular practice, health problems may be eliminated and complete harmony of self with one’s surroundings is possible. It is an indispensible investment in facilitating perfection at almost every level. All classes and workshops are offered free of charge, and anyone can do it.
Illinois Institute of Technology is a national, technological, Ph.D.-granting research university, with world-renowned programs in engineering, architecture, the sciences, humanities, psychology, business, law, and design. Founded in 1940 and tracing its roots back to the 1890s with the foundings of Armour Institute of Technology and Lewis Institute, IIT brings a focused, interdisciplinary approach to education, including the Interprofessional Projects Program. With five campuses throughout the Chicago area and alumni around the world, IIT pairs the educational and cultural experiences of America’s Second City with the small feel of an undergraduate population of just over 2300 and total population of just over 7400.
The City of Frederick is the hub of arts, culture, commerce and government within Frederick County. Located less than an hour from Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD, Frederick is the second largest city in Maryland with 65,000 residents. Frederick offers a balanced and thriving economy, a highly educated workforce, and a quality of life that is nothing short of enviable. Founded in 1745 by German settlers, Frederick is a city rich in heritage, opportunity, and innovation. Located between the Civil War battlegrounds of Monocacy, Antietam and Gettysburg, Frederick was ransomed from burning during the war and became a hospital town for the wounded soldiers. By the turn of the century Frederick industry was booming, centered on the canning, tanning and knitting industries and deliver product to market via the railroad to Baltimore.
The Hubble Space Telescope (HST)is a cooperative program of the European Space Agency (ESA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to operate a space-based observatory for the benefit of the international astronomical community. HST is an observatory first envisioned in the 1940s, designed and built in the 1970s and 80s, and operational since the 1990. Since its preliminary inception, HST was designed to be a different type of mission for NASA — a long-term, space-based observatory. To accomplish this goal and protect the spacecraft against instrument and equipment failures, NASA planned on regular servicing missions. Hubble has special grapple fixtures, 76 handholds, and is stabilized in all three axes. HST is a 2.4-meter reflecting telescope, which was deployed in low-Earth orbit (600 kilometers) by the crew of the space shuttle Discovery (STS-31) on 25 April 1990.