Brian D. Robertson Memorial Solar Schools Fund
In fall 2012, The Solar Foundation entered into an ambitious partnership to honor the memory of our late friend and colleague, Brian D. Robertson (former CEO of Amonix).
The Brian D. Robertson Memorial Solar Schools Fund was created to introduce students to solar power by having a total of 20,000 solar energy systems installed at K-12 schools across the nation by 2020. The “20/20 Vision of Solar in America”™ will put solar electricity within reach of millions of students across the country – a goal that embodies Brian’s belief that education is critical for developing a green energy economy and strengthening our nation’s future.
The Memorial Fund will work to streamline and aggregate equipment donations from the solar industry and financial contributions from the general public, as well as in-kind labor donations from local solar contractors. It will help existing organizations across the country like the Foundation for Environmental Education and Grid Alternatives by granting them access to the donated equipment and products. And it will partner with other organizations that provide teachers and schools with educational resources and curricula to ensure maximum educational impact from each solar donation.
The Solar Foundation is pleased to sponsor this bold program and to help make it a success. In addition to managing the finances and collecting donations for the benefit of the Memorial Fund, we will lend our expertise working with schools and help them coordinate with the solar industry.
WAYS TO GIVE:
Donations of Equipment, Services, or other Non-Monetary Contributions: Please contact Andrea Luecke, Executive Director of The Solar Foundation at 202-469-3750 or by email.
Monetary Contributions by Check: Download and complete our donation form and mail, along with your check, to the address listed on the form. Please be sure to check the box indicating that your donation is being made to support the BDR Memorial.
Monetary Contributions by Credit Card or Paypal: We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover cards from corporations and individuals. Just click the link below to make your donation today! – If you are donating on behalf of someone, you can include their name before you complete your transaction.