WRO is supported by a number of strategic partners, including premier sponsors LEGO Education and Juniper Networks (more information on WRO partners can be found here.)
The WRO Foundation provides an additional opportunity for individuals and corporations to support WRO’s mission of bringing robotics to as many young people as possible. There are several ways you can become a strategic partner of the WRO Foundation:
- Become a host for a sanctioned WRO USA local or regional competition. The WRO Foundation will be more than happy to work with your organization or educational institution regarding your donation of in-kind services and connect you with WRO USA to organize and execute your participation.
- Consider a generous financial donation from yourself or your company to support one of the funds the WRO Foundation is establishing in the United States.
- WRO Foundation General Fund: an unrestricted contribution to the general fund will allow the WRO Foundation Board of Directors to direct financial support to a program or service where it is needed most.
- WRO Foundation Innovation Fund: WRO is constantly looking at new concepts, programs and services we can develop to increase the outreach and support of STEM throughout the United States and the world. Current concepts in the development stages are a potential “Virtual Robotic Competition” and a “One Day Challenge”. Your donation to this fund will provide additional seed money to make these ideas a reality.
- WRO Association International Fund: a restricted contribution to the international fund will go directly to the World Robot Olympiad Association Board of Directors to direct financial support to manage our global outreach to countries around the world that need support.
- WRO USA Host Support Fund: your contribution can be designated to provide the WRO Foundation start-up grants or training support for new hosts throughout the United States as well as hosts in economically-disadvantaged geographic areas in the country. If desired, you can restrict your donation to the local competition host in your geographic location.
- WRO USA Team Support: you can designate your gift to support your local team. We will ensure that your contribution is sent to your local team organizer.
We are happy to talk to about your potential partnership with the WRO Foundation as well as the benefits your organization or company would receive for your contribution. Please contact us if you are interested.