Support Us

Here are some ways YOU and your family can help support STEM education in Southwest Florida.

Donate time — Sign up to be a judge, volunteer, or a mentor.

Donate money — Join the corporations and individuals listed on our Sponsors page who have already decided this is a community program worth supporting — give to our TAERSIF Endowment Fund with the Southwest Florida Community Foundation.

TAERSIF Needs Your Support

Each year we encourage projects throughout our region’s elementary, middle, and high schools. Our Edison Fairs Program, the Thomas A. Edison Regional Science and Inventors Fairs, hosts 1,000+ students competing for prizes, including the opportunity to participate in the State Science and Engineering Fair (SSEF) of Florida and the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF). In prior years, our students won top prizes in both of these competitions.

As our organization’s growth consistently outpaces its ability to bring on new sponsors, we’re always challenged to find ways to stretch our resources and find new sources of funding. With close to 30,000 students coming through the Fairs since 1958 who now are thoughtful leaders in their respective communities and fields, we realize the importance of our alumni network.

Stay connected to the fairs through social media, or by ADDING TO OUR STORY using the hashtag #EdisonFairs.

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We are part of a 501(c)(3) with the Southwest Florida Community Foundation. Donations are fully deductible.