Become a Business Partner
There are many ways for businesses to get involved at the Science Factory!
Some businesses join as members, providing value and benefits to their employees while supporting STEM education. Others donate as part of the state Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program, receiving lucrative tax benefits. Many businesses use their donation as a marketing opportunity, reaching their target audience by sponsoring an event. Businesses might fund a program in need, sponsor an exhibit, or host a team-building activity after hours.
To discuss the best fit for your business, please contact Rob Reed, Development Director, at (717) 509-6363 X106 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Business memberships at the Lancaster Science Factory are a great way for companies to support youth STEM education in our community, while also marketing their business to over 44,000 annual visitors and 7,000 social media followers. Packages include a wide variety of value-added benefits to all employees of our business members.
Throughout the year the Science Factory hosts a number of events that are prime marketing opportunities for the right business looking to reach a specific demographic. Sponsorship packages come in both pre-packaged and customizable forms. The Science Factory is committed to providing the greatest benefit for your marketing dollars, and we will gladly work with you to maximize the impact of your participation in these events.
Educational Improvement Tax Credits
The Lancaster Science Factory is recognized by the PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) as an Educational Improvement Organization, making us eligible for grants through the state’s EITC program. This program allows businesses to receive substantial state tax credits of up to 90% of their donation through the program.
To learn more please visit the DCED’s website at www.newpa.org/eitc, and talk to your tax professional about how this program might benefit your business.
Here at the Science Factory we keep our budget lean so we can focus as many resources as possible on our programs and facility. We couldn’t do this without the support of over 185 active volunteers. These dedicated individuals help by answering visitors’ questions, facilitating projects during science summer camps, leading a demo in our Science Café, helping plan an event, and countless other ways. We couldn’t do all we do without our volunteers!
Please contact Audrey Lilley at 717-509-6363 ext 104 or email@example.com for current volunteer opportunities.
Looking to host a special party or corporate event? You can rent the Science Factory’s exhibit hall, classroom (with SmartBoard), or both for your next meeting or event. Our space is perfect for:
- Meetings—Tables, chairs, and smartboard provided.
- Team Building Exercises—You can’t build a giant catenary arch alone!
- Birthday Parties—Packages may include a science demo, cake, and more
- Overnights—Those that can’t get enough of the Science Factory can stay overnight with the exhibits. Dinner and breakfast are provided! (link to facility rental page)
Please contact Rob Reed, Development Director, with your questions about businesses partnerships.
(717) 509-6363 X106 or firstname.lastname@example.org