Monday, April 29, 2013
John and Nancy Bray of Pitt County recently presented the Greater Greenville Community Foundation a donation of $500,000 for the establishment of the John and Nancy Bray Charitable Gift Fund. The Brays are the owners and directors of A Time For Science, based in Grifton.
“The foundation is especially proud of the years of hard work and the lifelong commitment that the Brays have had to the area of science in eastern North Carolina,” Melissa Spain, CEO of the foundation, said. “We have had the privilege of working closely with the Brays for several years as they set up A Time For Science under the 501(c)(3) of the Greater Greenville Community Foundation. Their passion for science and their desire to create eastern North Carolina’s first science and nature center has been a lifelong dream for them and anyone who knows John and Nancy certainly have witnesses their dedication and commitment to making that a reality.”
A Time For Science is a nature and science learning center dedicated to encouraging environmental awareness and appreciation and to advancing science literacy and competency by encouraging and supporting active participation at all levels in science, technology, engineering and math activities and programs. A Time For Science partners with East Carolina University and Pitt Community College to incorporate programs and science related initiatives into the public school system.
“After lifelong careers for both John and Nancy with Metrics, the Brody School of Medicine and teaching in Pitt County Schools, both of the them were ready to put their passion for Science and Technology and Nature to work in a way that would improve eastern North Carolina while hopefully stimulating young people and adults alike to become better educated in Science and Technology and spark that interest in our young people to pursue careers in these areas,” Spain said.
via The Daily Reflector.