2020 Girls Giving Society
The 2020 Girls Giving Society was created by a group of local women leaders to provide funding to sustain and grow 2020 Girls STEM Clubs in the Lansing area. Joan Bauer of the Women’s Leadership Council and Diana Tarpoff, Director of the R.E. Olds Foundation, wanted to create a group that had seen the impact of the 2020 Girls program and believed in the ways it positively affected girl’s decisions to pursue STEM careers.
$1,000 and up Annually, COBOL Sustaining Member
Admiral Grace Hopper was one of the first female programmers, the first women to graduate from Yale with a Ph.D. in mathematics and the first woman to reach the rank of Admiral in the U.S. Navy. Admiral Hopper developed COBOL (Common Business-Oriented Language) and was credited with popularizing the terms “bug” and “debugging” when she had to remove a moth from inside of a computer
Dr. Carol Beals
Dr. Hiram and Dolores Fitzgerald
R.E. Olds Foundation
June Youatt, in honor of the MSU College of Engineering Women
$500 Annually, ENIAC Member
ENIAC was the world’s first general-purpose computer. Six brilliant women programmed the first digital computer for the US Army – but they never received credit for their work.
Lisa Webb Sharpe
$250 Annually, BASIC Member
BASIC, short for Beginners, All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code, is a beginner-friendly, high-level programming language, and one of the first programming languages that enabled non-scientists to use computers.
Christine and Dave Hollister
Barbara Roberts Mason
For more information on the 2020 Girls Giving Society, please contact Sam Ansaldi, 2020 Girls program coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (517) 708-4396.