Disney Donates to Boys & Girls Clubs of America Supporting High-tech Skills In Light of Black Panther Success
Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) has experienced unprecedented success so far with Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER where high-tech skills were a major theme in the plot.
In light of this success, Disney is donating $1 million to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). The donation will help expand Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s youth STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs.
Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company stated, “Marvel Studios’ Black Panther is a masterpiece of movie making and has become an instant cultural phenomenon, sparking discussion, inspiring people young and old, and breaking down age-old industry myths. It is thrilling to see how inspired young audiences were by the spectacular technology in the film, so it’s fitting that we show our appreciation by helping advance STEM programs for youth, especially in underserved areas of the country, to give them the knowledge and tools to build the future they want.”