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Maydm: Receives donation for girls’ robot program

CONTACT: Katy Pettersen

Madison – A charitable organization specializing in technology-based after school programs was awarded more than $15,000 on March 5 during the first quarter meeting of the philanthropic group 100+ Women Who Care of Madison.

Maydm creates space for girls and students of color to flourish in technology through after school and out of school programs, teaching students computer science fundamentals.

“Maydm is thrilled to be the recipient of the 100+ Women Who Care of Madison’s first quarter impact award,” said Winnie Karanja, Executive Director of Maydm. “This money will allow girls from Mendota Community School to unlock their hidden genius by providing them the opportunity to delve into the world of creativity and technology in our upcoming machine learning summer program. They will be able to program robots to perform behavioral tasks and learn about the intersections of artificial intelligence and medicine, such as that in diagnostic error detection.”

100+ Women Who Care of Dane County is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose sole mission is to support the many non-profit organizations who serve Dane County citizens. “100+ Women who Care is pleased to award Maydm this quarter’s Impact Award,” said Tess Brooks, Chairwoman of 100+ Women Who Care of Madison. “Through our members’ generous giving we have donated more than $226,779 to organizations since our inception in 2014 and we look forward to seeing the continued expansion of Maydm.”


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