Corporate Partner:

Your Company Is Critical to TJ’s Future

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology — the greatest STEM high school in America — is being rebuilt.

The Campaign for TJ Needs Your Company’s Support

This is the most exciting time in TJ’s history. The school recently opened a brand new two-story wing devoted to TJ’s Research Labs, the envy of many colleges and universities.
 These new Labs, large enough to house important new acquisitions, were designed to meet TJ’s unique “college program in a high school setting” model. This transformational renovation, which has also upgraded technology throughout the school and added common areas for collaborative learning, will be completed in the Spring of 2017.

CiOhDCYXIAER_CBIn order to take maximum advantage of the opportunities presented by the renovation, the School needed a larger infusion of capital than it has ever before needed — or received. In a return to the successful formula that launched TJ as a research-driven institution, the Partnership Fund, TJ’s non-profit foundation, launched the Campaign for TJ to supplement the public funds allocated for this much-needed renovation.

Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, our first Jefferson Founding Partners, have each donated $250,000 to the Campaign, and Cisco has made a major in-kind gift of telecommunications equipment to support outreach and other technology needs. In 2016, Yext became the first alumni-founded company to join this elite group with its sponsorship of the Computer Systems Lab, where the 1998 alums who lead the company got their start.

We are confident that members of the local STEM community and national corporations with a local presence will likewise see the benefits of linking both their name and support with the most successful and influential science and technology high school in the country.

Look for your company’s name on our Campaign for TJ Donor List. To see your contributions at work, read our latest newsletter.

IMG_3066Programs and Outreach Support Needs Continue

Even as the School is being rebuilt around them, students and faculty must be able to continue their participation in the School’s unique programs and extensive outreach efforts.

  • Corporations and government agencies have opportunities to participate in our exclusive Mentorship Program.
  • Corporations and groups of all sizes are invited to meet TJ students at our annual Internship Fair.
  • The School’s tjSTAR research symposium provides students with a forum to present their research while providing industry and government representatives a chance to explain their work to an eager, educated audience, all in scientific conference environment.
  • Selected outstanding papers and articles are published in TJ’s student-produced, multidisciplinary research journal, Teknos.
  • IMG_1761The annual “One Question” leads to all-school readings, speakers, discussions, and student/faculty opportunities to apply for “One Question” grants to launch diverse projects.
  • TJ-hosted summer and weekend outreach programs that excite youngsters about learning in general and STEM in particular, including Middle School Tech Institute, STEMbassadors, and Science & Techstravaganza, all have opportunities for corporate participation and sponsorship.
  • Corporations are given unique opportunities to assist with curriculum and research development, to lend financial and personnel support, and to speak to the next generation of STEM leaders.

Join Our Corporate Advisory Board

    • Chair, Mike Martinka, TJ ’87, Parent ’17, Ntrepid
    • Co-Chair, Ram Mattapalli, Parent ’18, Zolon Tech

Our Corporate, Government & Foundation Advisory Board (CAB) is made up of industry representatives and parents with corporate ties who are interested in developing public/private partnerships to advance STEM education at TJ and across the region.

Join Our LinkedIn Group

Our LinkedIn Group, “TJ Partnership Fund,” includes companies and government entities with an interest in supporting STEM education and outreach. If you’d like to join our virtual group as a representative of your company, please contact our Outreach & Partnerships Manager, Sally Zabel, at

  • Jennifer Bayat, Deltek
  • Andrew Bolinger, ComScore
  • Bill Brucato, Parent ’05, Adobe
  • Christine Burke, GCE
  • Beth Chung, Parent ’15
  • Melissa Cleary, Raytheon
  • Amy Daniels, Parent ’16, Northrop Grumman
  • Megan Fedorchak, TJ ’04, Longview International
  • Dr. Evan Glazer, TJ Principal
  • Rich Graves, Raytheon
  • Manesh Gupta, Parent ’15, Niksoft
  • Brian Haney, Deltek
  • Vipin Jain, Parent ’14, Microsoft
  • Keyaunoosh Kassauei, Parent ’13
  • JD Kathuria, WashingtonExec
  • Andrew Ko, Microsoft
  • Peter Lierni, Dynamics Research Corp.
  • Patricia Leonard, Verisign
  • Shawn Lukas, Parent ’15, AT&T
  • Dr. Mary McDowell, TJ Asst. Principal
  • Dr. Jon Merril, Astute Technologies
  • Raed Muslimani, GCE
  • Scott Parks, Parent ’16, System Fundamentals
  • Chris Petrilli, SecureInfo
  • Anjoy Preet, Georgetown University
  • Sanjay Puri, Parent ’15, Optimos
  • Dr. Chandru Rajam, GWU
  • Michelle Roby, TJ ’93, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Dan Schonfeld, Verisign, Inc.
  • Mark Skolnik, Parent ’11
  • David Speiser, Parent ’12, SAIC
  • Julie M. Strategos,
  • Tom Suder, MobileGov
  • Dr. Shane Torbert, TJ Faculty
  • Dwight Yamada, Northrop Grumman
  • Dr. Abdou Youssef, Parent ’12, GWU


Mike Martinka, TJ ’87, Parent ’17
Executive VP, Ntrepid

Aristia (“Tia”) Kinis, Director of Development