Launching Futures

Mission Critical

The 2nd Launching Futures STEM AwardsDinner
is Coming, and You Should be a Part of the Excitement!

Our year-long 20th Anniversary will lead to the 2nd Launching Futures STEM Education Awards Dinner planned for October 6, 2022, 5:30-8p.m. at the Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel. We are excited to host this event. You may have attended our inaugural Launching Futures event on March 11, 2020. None of us knew at that point what the next two years would bring us…a lot of suffering, gaps in education of our children and a lot more with the pandemic. We raised over $22,000 that night for STARBASE and recognized six leaders in STEM education. We finally get to do it again and hope our sponsors will come back and that all our attendees can join us. If you missed it, we promise this year’s event will be just as awesome so please mark your calendar!

Our keynote speaker will be Captain Dianna Wolfson, the Naval Shipyard Commander.
We anticipate five STEM recognitions this year:

  • Sustained Corporate Support of STEM Education Award
  • Small Business Support of STEM Education
  • STEM Innovator Award
  • Lifetime Contributor to Early STEM Education
  • STEM Educator of the Year

We will also be recognizing the first student recipient(s) of the scholarships.

Watch for more information soon about the event!

Be sure to check out our Launching Futures Sponsorship Levels flyer!

If you would like more information on how to get involved, please contact Susan Long-Molnar, Development Director at