The Space Generation Advisory Council was selected to receive $1 million from Blue Origin’s Club for the Future
Today, SGAC was selected to receive a $1 million grant from Blue Origin’s Club for the Future. This generous donation will allow us to:
- Kickstart our visionary endowment fund which will allow us to support long term growth for SGAC and sustainably provide more scholarships that enable access to international, regional, and local space events for our members
- Expand SGAC’s presence and impact in emerging space regions and countries to build closer relationships with regional partners to generate greater impact in local areas.
- Update our infrastructure and governance to better support our members throughout the world.
“Our recent auction for the first seat on New Shepard resulted in a donation of $28 million to our non-profit foundation, Club for the Future. This donation is enabling Club for the Future to rapidly expand its reach by partnering with 19 organizations to develop and inspire the next generation of space professionals. Our generation will build the road to space and these efforts will ensure the next generation is ready to go even further.”
Bob Smith, Blue Origin CEO
“SGAC is profoundly grateful for this transformative grant from Blue Origin’s Club for the Future. It is testament to the tireless effort from SGAC leaders and volunteers over our 21 years history who had built SGAC to be the leading global student and young professional organization in the space industry. This incredible gift will allow us to tremendously expand our ability to reach and empower more members throughout the world, to promote diversity and inclusion in our industry, and to do more of what we do best – to launch space careers across the world. From future generations of space professionals and leaders, thank you to Blue Origin and the Club for the Future for investing in and giving back to the future.”
Harriet Brettle and Anthony Yuen, SGAC Chairs
“It’s through collaborations like the Blue Origin’s Club for the Future that we will continue to inspire and learn from the next generation and strengthen the future talents with this important donation. This contribution marks a historic moment for SGAC and will definitely build a solid base for the future to continue providing an important platform to enable young people’s contributions as agents of change in a common international environment. We believe this is an important step forward to continue to expand our organization to discuss key issues in the space industry, and bring global insights, new perspectives, and collaborative opportunities to the students and young professionals’ home countries and local networks.”
Davide Petrillo, SGAC Executive Director
About Club for the Future
Founded by Blue Origin in 2019, Club for the Future is a nonprofit foundation whose mission is to inspire future generations to pursue careers in STEM and to help invent the future of life in space. The Club and its collaborators are doing this through Postcards to Space, space-focused curriculum, and access to space on Blue Origin’s rockets. For more information visit, ClubforFuture.org
About Blue Origin
Blue Origin was founded by Jeff Bezos with the vision of enabling a future where millions of people are living and working in space to benefit Earth. To preserve Earth, Blue Origin believes that humanity will need to expand, explore, find new energy and material resources, and move industries that stress Earth into space. On July 20, Blue Origin will fly its first astronaut crew on board New Shepard to space and back. To watch the launch live on July 20 or sign up for updates visit BlueOrigin.com.
The Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) in Support of the United Nations Programme on Space Applications is a global non-governmental, non-profit organisation and network which represents university students and young space professionals to the United Nations, space agencies, industry, and academia. SGAC works diligently to provide opportunities in the space industry through events, scholarships, projects, and professional development. Our network of members, volunteers, and alumni has grown to more than 16,000 members representing more than 165 countries. Find out more at spacegeneration.org.