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PACIFIC SCIENCE CENTER RECEIVES $1-MILLION GIFT FROM KIEWIT COMPANIES FOUNDATION

 PACIFIC SCIENCE CENTER RECEIVES $1-MILLION GIFT
 FROM KIEWIT COMPANIES FOUNDATION
 SEATTLE, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pacific Science Center today announced that the Kiewit Companies Foundation of Omaha, Neb., has awarded $1 million toward the Stage One Building & Endowment Campaign, the first stage of Pacific Science Center's Major Gifts Program. This is the largest gift Kiewit has made outside of the Omaha area and is the largest gift the Science Center has received from a private donor.
 Kiewit spokesperson Michael L. Faust stated, "As a company which employs more than a thousand engineers, we have a special interest in promoting math and science education and in creating interest among youth in pursuing engineering and science careers. Pacific Science Center is a great facility with creative exhibits, but we're particularly impressed with the educational outreach programs to schools throughout the state of Washington. It was not originally our intention to make a gift of this magnitude, but the strength of the Science Center's programs convinced us to make a more sizeable commitment to its capital campaign."
 The goal of Stage One is to raise $5.6 million for major capital improvements, the first since the Science Center emerged from the 1962 World's Fair. Of the $5.6 million, $4.24 million will be used for new construction, renovation, remodeling, restoration and exhibit development; $1.34 million will be applied to an endowment for ongoing exhibit replacement and maintenance of exhibits and facilities. The Kiewit gift brings the total raised for Stage One to $4 million.
 Kiewit joins the state of Washington, The Boeing Co., SAFECO Insurance Companies, Joshua Green Foundation, Seafirst Bank and The Norcliffe Foundation in making a major financial commitment to the campaign.
 Kiewit Companies Foundation is a foundation sponsored by Peter Kiewit Sons' Inc. and its subsidiary companies. Kiewit was founded in Omaha in 1884 and first began doing business in the Puget Sound area in 1940. Kiewit is one of the nation's largest construction companies and has constructed many of Seattle's buildings, highways and bridges. The company also has divisions engaged in coal mining, telecommunications and independent power production.
 Pacific Science Center is a not-for-profit educational foundation dedicated to increasing science literacy in Washington state. The Science Center has the largest science center membership base in the country and serves 1.2 million children and adults each year.
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 /CONTACT: Terri Silver of Pacific Science Center, 206-443-2879/ CO: Pacific Science Center; Kiewit Companies Foundation ST: Washington IN: SU:


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