The U.S. Space & Rocket Center Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that raises funds solely for the U.S. Space & Rocket Center® and for the museum’s family of educational programs, including Space Camp®.

Your donation has an impact enriching museum exhibits, helping preserve our artifacts and enabling us to continue to inspire the next generation of innovators and pioneers through our internationally-known science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs.

Our Team


Brenda Carr

Executive Director
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Deborah Burke

Donor Accounts Administrator
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Diana Hughes

Alumni Relations Officer
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Emily Pietrzyk

Donor Relations Officer
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Lindsay Adams

Scholarship & Gift Specialist
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De'Sha Gragg

Administrative Assistant
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Our Board


Mr. William B. Chandler, Chair - Cleveland, TN

Mr. Ryan A. Brukardt, Vice Chair - Miami, FL

Mr. Jeffrey H. Samz, Secretary and Treasurer - Huntsville, AL

Ms. Jo Anne Barnhart - Vero Beach, FL

Dr. Waymon E. Burke - Huntsville, AL

Mr. Edward O. Buckbee - Huntsville, AL

Dr. Charles R. Chappell - Destin, FL

Mr. Christopher Key - Owens Cross Roads, AL

Mr. Robert C. Mayes - Huntsville, AL

BG (Ret.) Daniel L. Montgomery - Huntsville, AL

Senator Arthur W. Orr - Decatur, AL

Ms. Sasha M. Sealy - Huntsville, AL

Ms. Kathi Tew - Madison, AL

Mr. Chris A. Vrenna - Madison AL

MG (Ret.) Barbara Fast - Hampton Cove, AL

Mr. Wes Kelley - Huntsville, AL

Mr. Tim Sheehy - Belgrade, MT