Did you know that FIRST Chesapeake relies upon the generosity of its donors and sponsors to raise approximately 85% of its total operating budget each year? By giving directly to FIRST Chesapeake, you will be assured that 100% of your donation will help bring valuable STEM-based leadership programs and robotics competitions to youth in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.  Students who participate in our programs are 90% more likely to go to college and 85% more likely to pursue a career in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math).

FIRST Chesapeake dba VirginiaFIRST is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit. Your donation is tax deductible to the extent provided by current IRS Tax laws and regulations. Donations may also be mailed to: FIRST Chesapeake, 8161 Mechanicsville Turnpike Suite I, Mechanicsville, VA 23111.


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8161 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Suite I
Mechanicsville, VA 23111




A generous and extensive network of corporations, educational and professional institutions, foundations, and individuals support FIRST Chesapeake. Through the resources they provide, our Sponsors are helping FIRST Chesapeake inspire young people to become the next generation of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professionals.

We cultivate innovative collaborations and strategic partnerships with corporations that share our vision "to transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders."

This support, including financial contributions, in-kind donations, employee volunteerism and mentoring, provides vital resources to FIRST Chesapeake and its programs.

FIRST Chesapeake sponsorship opportunities include:                                                                                    

  • Financial Sponsorship of programs and strategic initiatives
  • In-kind donations of parts, equipment of facilities
  • Scholarships & Internships for students
  • Employee Engagement

FIRST Chesapeake sponsorship benefits include:

  • Strengthening your company reputation in the community
  • Recognition at FIRST programs and events
  • Creating a pipeline for interns and future employees
  • Rich employee volunteer opportunities
  • Provides renewed inspiration to company engineers and employees
  • Provides employee team building and training opportunities and increases positive feelings for employers

FIRST Chesapeake Corporate Sponsors come from industries of all shapes and sizes. All of our sponsors are critical to building our programs for that engage students in meaningful STEM education, and we are grateful to each one for their unique contributions.


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For information regarding corporate sponsorships, click here or contact Leighann Scott Boland, Executive Director and Director of Development, at lboland@firstchesapeake.org.

To learn more about ways to support FIRST LEGO League, FIRST LEGO League Junior and FIRST Tech Challenge in Maryland, click here.

To learn more about ways to support FIRST LEGO League and FIRST LEGO League Junior in Virginia and DC, click here.