The GE Foundation, the philanthropic organization of the General Electric Company, works to strengthen educational access, equity, and quality for disadvantaged youth globally; and supports GE employee and retiree giving and involvement in GE communities around the world. In 2005, the GE family provided more than $150 million in cash, products and service to support local and global services organizations in communities around the world, including $71 million from the GE Foundation.
That is the GE Foundation and what does it do?
The GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders Program originated in 1987 with the first program run in Mexico. Since then, the program has expanded to 12 countries around the world.
The purpose of the GE Foundation Scholar-Leaders Program is to identify talented young people and develop their capacity to help build the human resources in communities where GE is active. The ultimate goal is to facilitate the economic and social development of the countries by broadening access to education and facilitating learning (and leadership skills) in management and business, finance, engineering, technology, and the sciences.
The scholarship program includes a 3-day seminar in all countries; the curriculum will be designed to foster “leadership-in-service” in a context appropriate to the culture of each country.