Let’s Build The Next Generation of STEM Leaders

FIRST Chesapeake uses robots to bring STEM leadership enrichment programs and competitions to youth.

Are you looking to make a difference in the lives of the youth in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia? FIRST Chesapeake offers invaluable STEMbased leadership programs and robotics competitions to cultivate the next generation of innovators.

Your donation to FIRST Chesapeake will have an impact far beyond what money can buy. Your contribution will help young minds blossom into inventive and creative thinkers who have the potential to lead the world of tomorrow. By supporting FIRST Chesapeake, you are opening doors for students to explore their passions, gain confidence in their abilities, and foster a spirit of collaboration.

When you give to FIRST Chesapeake, you are enabling every student to Go Pro!

VirginiaFIRST dba FIRST Chesapeake 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, 7330 Staples Mill Rd #262, Richmond, VA 23228

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VirginiaFIRST dba FIRST Chesapeake

7330 Staples Mill Rd #262
Richmond, VA 23228

To pay event fees online, teams should only use the Paypal link provided on their invoices

Did you know many employers have a matching program for donations?  Would you like for your employer to match your donation? Scroll to the bottom of this page to search if your company participates in a matching gift program or check this printable list.


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 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 Scott Turnbull, Executive Director/Chief Fundraising Officer, at [email protected]