Donor List

STARBASE succeeds because of those who support the program through volunteer time and financial donations.

Many thanks to these professionals for volunteering their time and talent to insure a quality program for Kansas children. 


Corporate and Organization Partners

  • Balls Food Stores
  • Boeing Corporation
  • Brotherhood Bank
  • Capital City Bank
  • CoreFirst Bank and Trust 
  • Kansas Gas Service
  • Salina Optimist Club 
  • SBC Foundation

Foundation Partners

  • Breidenthal-Snyder Foundation
  • Capital City Foundation
  • Capitol Federal Savings Foundation
  • Cooper-Clark Foundation
  • Kansas Gas Service Foundation
  • Kansas Health Foundation
  • Kauffman Foundation
  • Pratt Family Foundation
  • USD 321 Foundation
  • USD 500 Foundation
  • Wichita Greyhound Charities Foundation  

Government Supporters

  • Former Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius
  • Former Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson
  • Kansas Governor Sam Brownback
  • U.S. Senator Pat Roberts
  • U.S. Representative Jerry Moran, Congressional District 1
  • U.S. Representative Dennis Moore, Congressional District 3
  • U.S. Representative Todd Tiahrt, Congressional District 4

Community Partners

  • Airline History Museum
  • Challenger Learning Center of Kansas-Winfield
  • Fort Hays State University
  • Kansas Aviation Museum
  • Kansas City Kansas Chamber of Commerce
  • Kansas Cosmosphere
  • Kansas State University, College of Technology and Aviation
  • Garden City Community College
  • Great Bend Community College
  • Pittsburg State University
  • Pratt Community College
  • Salina Chamber of Commerce
  • Science Pioneers
  • Seward County Community College
  • Smoky Hill EAA, Chapter 1127
  • Topeka Chamber of Commerce
  • Union Station Science Center

Individual Partners

  • Helen Galloway
  • Dennis Hansen
  • Willard Snyder

STARBASE Profiles

Major General Lee Tafanelli

The relationship between the Kansas National Guard and DoD STARBASE is a remarkable one. We are proud to help DoD STARBASE provide hours of hands-on learning for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders to apply science, technology, engineering and math concepts, or STEM to daily life. More than 200 school districts from 53 counties have participated in the Kansas DoD STARBASE program since 1993. With this amazing youth program, we have reached more than 60,000 students in Kansas.

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What They're Saying

“Review game = great! Awesome program that engages students!” —S. Thompson, Teacher, Farley Elementary (Topeka)