Hexcel Foundation Awards Grants to Nonprofits to Support STEM, Fund Cancer Research and Address Hunger Worldwide

STAMFORD, Conn., December 1, 2020 – The Hexcel Foundation has made grants to three charitable organizations working to improve education, fight cancer, and relieve hunger and homelessness worldwide. Grants were made to:

  • The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum for its STEM in 30 program, an Emmy-nominated webcast series that engages middle school students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) topics in just 30 minutes. Museum curators, astronauts, and experts in various STEM fields connect to classrooms with real-world, relevant content to show students that science extends beyond the walls of their school. In 2020 in a segment on bees, the NASM featured Hexcel and our honeycomb material.

  • The Cancer Research Institute which works with a global network of leading researchers, supporters, patients and advocates to fund the most promising clinical and laboratory research in fighting cancer through immunotherapy in hopes of harnessing the power of our immune systems to control and potentially cure all types of cancer.

  • Convoy of Hope for its Children’s Feeding Initiative, providing nutritious meals and monitoring the health and growth of children in countries including El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Uganda, Nicaragua, the Philippines, Ethiopia, South Africa, Tanzania, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, and Lebanon. The Initiative also works to provide clean and safe water and healthy living environments.

Hexcel Chairman, CEO and President Nick Stanage said, “At Hexcel, we recognize and embrace our responsibility not only to give back to the communities where we live and work but also to be part of a global community striving to create a better world for us all.”

The Hexcel Foundation is a philanthropic, non-profit corporation funded by Hexcel Corporation. Its mission is to provide financial support to charitable organizations that serve communities in which Hexcel employees live and work. THe FOundation supports organizations with a global focus on STEM education, health, hunger and homelessness.

Contact Information

Kaye Veazey | Vice President – Corporate and Marketing Communications | +1 203 352 0339 | kaye.veazey@hexcel.com