The Center for Initiatives in Jewish Education, which partners with Jewish day schools to provide engaging curricula, teacher training and advanced technology as well as vital support in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) subjects, announced that philanthropist and businesswoman Dr. Lynne B. Harrison has been named to its national board.
Harrison is founder and president of Harrison Research Laboratories Inc. that tests products from major companies for safety and efficacy in the USA, Canada, Europe, Israel, South America and Asia-Pacific.
“CIJE is a unique organization that transcends geographic and multidenominational bounds to provide quality education for Jewish youth throughout the U.S.,” Harrison said. ”STEM education is the basis on which rests our entire future, in terms of our prosperity, world leadership and the enormous job satisfaction the people in sciences enjoy.”
In addition to becoming a generous supporter of CIJE, Harrison is a longstanding donor of many STEM education and Jewish charities. She is a board member of Friends of Israel Sci-Tech Schools, which collaborated with CIJE on the CIJE-Tech High School Engineering Program, now in close to 40 schools in the U.S. She serves on the board of Space Israel and is the chair of the newly formed USA Space Israel Board. She has served as vice chair of the Hillel International Board of Directors as well as a member of the Hillel International Board of Governors. Hillel named her Woman of the Year in 2009, honoring her with the Founders’ Award.