July 17, 2018

MathWorks donates $3M for education for women, children

Photo/Grant Welker
The MathWorks campus in Natick

Natick-based software developer MathWorks has donated $3 million to an organization to boost initiatives focused on educational opportunities for women and children.

The gift will go to CARE, a Georgia-based nonprofit providing support to poverty-stricken areas of the world. The funding will help CARE continue its key initiatives of improving access to and quality of education, including training and mentorship for women and children.

"As we develop and expand programs that tackle extreme poverty around the world, a critical investment we can make is in girls' education," Heather Higginbottom, CARE's COO, said in a press release. "MathWorks recognizes this, too, and we are grateful for both their long-standing commitment to CARE and for this most recent investment that will continue supporting women and girls with the tools and education they need to thrive."

The donation follows a 13-year partnership between the organizations, beginning in 2005 when MathWorks helped CARE in the aftermath of the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami.

"We're excited to partner with CARE to help provide education and related resources to underserved communities, with a special focus on women and children, and their development as agents of positive change," said MathWorks' CFO and Senior Vice President Jeanne O'Keefe.

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