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Support a future where students understand and are proactive in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics.

Donate to Current & New Programs

Donate to the Board-Designated Argonaut Endowment
(student expeditions)

JASON Learning has been changing lives for 34 years through monumental experiences & opportunities and providing a wicked-good curriculum. Your contribution helps us create life-changing opportunities and engaging real-world experiences that make an unforgettable impact, solidify learning, and develop independent global thinkers.

Board-Designated Argonaut Endowment Founding Donors

Founding Donors
Board-Designated Argonaut Endowment
April 2022

Thank you to the following donors for initiating the Board-Designated Argonaut Endowment:

  1. Nancy Blechl 
  2. Aimme Meisenzahl Bolash 
  3. Matthew Bourke 
  4. Jenna Davis 
  5. Felix EisenHauer in honor of his son Kai to nurture his and all children’s lifelong curiosity.
  6. Dr. Suzette Garay 
  7. Mary Neel Halenza, Hunter Halenza, and Lone Star Kettle Corn 
  8. Michael Harvey 
  9. Jason Helsdon 
  10. Debra Hill 
  11. Jude Kesl 
  12. Dr. Shannon Kesl 
  13. Donna Krabill 
  14. Linda Livolsi 
  15. Dr. Cathie Lyons & Alice Murphy 
  16. Kristin and Karen Ludwig: In honor of my mom, Karen Ludwig, who took me to my first JSON broadcast in 1989 at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science 
  17. Luck Mersh 
  18. Laura Michelle 
  19. Amy Northrup Moas: Happy to give back to a program that changed my life. Thank you JASON.
  20. Carla R. Morgan 
  21. Kelly O’Conner 
  22. Amy O’Neal
  23. Monique Paisley 
  24. Todd Patterson 
  25. Greg Phulman
  26. Cindy Porter
  27. Deborah Ross 
  28. Souad Sadiqui 
  29. Rochelle Sandrin 
  30. William (Billy) Sarkis 
  31. Patrick Schumacher and Lily Pond Soaps 
  32. Dr. Eleanor Smalley 
  33. Sean Smith 
  34. Margie Sparks 
  35. Dr. Anne Tapp 
  36. Kathy Thackham &Winifred Sartoris 
  37. Jennifer Walsh
  38. Dr. Carol Waters 
  39. ZhanTao Yang

JASON Local Explorers Program

Over the years, the renowned JASON Learning Argonaut Program has touched the lives of countless students, opening their eyes to the wonders of STEM and nurturing their curiosity and passion for discovery. Inspired by the Argonaut Program and the desire to expand the reach and influence of STEM education at the local level, JASON is developing the JASON Local Explorers Program. 

The purpose of the JASON Local Explorers Program is to develop a comprehensive collection of resources and training materials that empower educators, organizations, and communities by equipping them with the tools and resources they need to create transformative learning experiences that foster real-world STEM applications.

Our vision is to nurture curiosity, ignite a passion for discovery, and provide students with engaging hands-on experiences. Through the JASON Local Explorers Program, we aim to create a network of local explorers who will uncover the wonders of STEM right in their own communities.

We are currently in the process of developing the JASON Local Explorers Program and need your support.

With your support, we will be able to create:

  • Local Explorers Program Content: A comprehensive set of materials for both teachers and students from JASON partner school districts to participate in a local STEM experience, including background information, project ideas, and resources.
  • Training and Professional Development: Training sessions that will empower educators with the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively run a Local Explorers Program. 
  • Ongoing Support and Networking: You will contribute to the creation of a vibrant community of educators, mentors, and experts. This network will foster collaboration, knowledge sharing, and ongoing support, enabling program participants to connect, learn from one another, and amplify their impact.

Your generous support will not only help us develop this innovative program but also enable us to expand access to quality STEM education for students from diverse backgrounds, ensuring that all young minds have the opportunity to explore, discover, and unlock their potential.

Join us in our endeavor to shape the next generation of scientists, innovators, and explorers. Together, we can inspire young minds, foster a love for STEM, and create a brighter future for all.

Explore. Discover. Inspire.

Give the Gift of STEM Exploration

Donate to the Local Explorer's Program and be part of an exciting educational journey. Your support will continue into the future as the program spreads throughout the nation.

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We would be delighted to discuss this program further and provide you with more details on how your contribution can make a difference. Please feel free to reach out to Donna Krabill, Head of Philanthropy, at

JASON Learning is a federally tax-exempt non-profit 501(c)3 organization, EIN #52-164565. All donations are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.  Please contact Sean Smith at to coordinate your gift or learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Yes, JASON Learning is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. We will provide you with a receipt or acknowledgment of your donation that you can use for tax purposes.

What does my donation to JASON Learning do?

Your generous donation to JASON Learning plays a pivotal role in transforming education by empowering students to pursue STEM careers and equipping teachers with high-quality STEM learning resources. Specifically, your support enables us to

  • Reach more students through our programs
  • Train educators and staff in STEM education
  • Design and develop standards-aligned curricula
  • Create new programs to foster equitable access to STEM education

How will my donation impact students' STEM education?

Your donation will directly impact students’ STEM education by providing them with access to high-quality learning resources, programs, and experiences that inspire and engage them in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. Through your support, we can enhance their learning outcomes and equip them with valuable skills for their future.

Can my business sponsor a school district or community organization?

Yes! You can sponsor JASON Learning in two ways: 1) through an unrestricted donation, which would support our day-to-day operations and overall mission to provide equitable access for underserved and underrepresented communities. 2) a custom sponsorship to support a specific classroom, school, school district, or community organization. Please email for more information. 

How can I stay updated on the impact of my donation?

We greatly value your support, and we want to keep you informed about the impact of your donation. You can choose to receive regular updates via email or our newsletter, which will highlight the progress, achievements, and stories of the students and teachers benefiting from your generosity.

Does JASON Learning offer any recognition or benefits for donors?

As a token of our gratitude, we offer various recognition and benefits for our valued donors if you desire. These may include naming the sponsorship in the name of the individual or organization, acknowledgment on our website, exclusive invitations to special events or workshops, and opportunities to engage with our team and students. We are committed to expressing our appreciation for your support in meaningful ways!

What is JASON Learning's track record of success in STEM education?

JASON Learning has a proven track record of success in STEM education. For over 34 years, we have been empowering students and educators with transformative STEM learning experiences. Our programs have reached almost 6 million students and educators, and we have received positive feedback and testimonials from educators and students who have benefited from our resources.

Can I make a recurring donation to support JASON Learning's ongoing efforts?

Yes, you can absolutely make a recurring donation to support JASON Learning’s ongoing efforts. By setting up a monthly donation, you can provide sustained support that helps us plan and implement impactful initiatives with a long-term vision. We greatly appreciate your commitment to advancing STEM education.

Does JASON Learning collaborate with other organizations or schools to maximize its impact?

Collaboration is at the heart of our approach at JASON. We actively collaborate with schools, educational institutions, businesses, and other organizations to maximize the impact of our programs. Through strategic partnerships and alliances, we can leverage resources, expertise, and networks to reach more students, enhance program effectiveness, and create a broader ecosystem of support for STEM education.

How can I contact JASON Learning?

You can contact us by emailing, and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Can I donate via check to JASON Learning?

Yes. If you would like to donate via check, please send to:
JASON Learning
44983 Knoll Square, Suite 150
Ashburn, VA 20147.