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Jefferson County foundation pledges $50,000 to Penn State DuBois

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DUBOIS –  A Jefferson County foundation’s pledge of $50,000 is creating an endowment at Penn State DuBois.

The Sykesville-based Symmco Foundation is establishing the LaunchBox Endowment.

Through a matching gifts program with Penn State, Symmco Foundation’s pledge doubles to $100,000 and will support the operational and programming needs of the North Central Pennsylvania LaunchBox and Idea Lab at Penn State DuBois.

The LaunchBox support local manufacturing competitiveness and workforce needs while growing and attracting entrepreneurs and innovators for the region.

The Idea Lab offers students, faculty, staff and members of the community like you the opportunity to utilize 3D printers and a commercial vinyl printer to create prototypes and marketing materials.