Last updated: 2/14/15
Saludos MAES Familia!

We have exciting news! We’re launching the “40 Years Challenge” capital campaign that will propel MAES forward for the next 40 years. This capital campaign is being co-chaired by our own MAES Astronaut, Jose Hernandez, and depends on MAES’ committed members and alumni to be the fuel to power this rocket. Our mission will blast off in June of 2014 and run until June of 2015; the target is $400,000. Even though it is a yearlong effort, our aim is to reach this goal by our 40th Anniversary Symposium in October of 2014.

The theme of the MAES 40th Anniversary Celebration is “Once in MAES, Always Familia”. Since 1974, MAES has touched thousands of lives by providing individuals with the tools, training, and mentors to succeed in a global Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) environment. WHAT AN ACCOMPLISHMENT!

Why a capital campaign? The fallout from the economic downturn and government sequestration has had a catastrophic effect on corporate and government sponsorship to nonprofit organizations like MAES. This campaign will ignite our efforts for the next 40 years and secure the future legacy of the organization. Through your generosity, YOU (individually and collectively) will help a young person achieve their goal of staying in school, advancing to college to study science and engineering, and achieving leadership status while serving as a Latino role model for the next generation.

As the past and present MAES National Presidents, we are reaching out to you, because only you can make it happen. Please visit and make your charitable donation – we readily accept all credit cards. With a $40 plus contribution to the “40 Years Challenge,” you’ll be honored and recognized as a donor in upcoming issues of MAES magazine. Our $400 plus donors will be included in the 40th Hall of Fame. Every donation, no matter the size, is greatly appreciated and will be utilized to rocket MAES through the next 40 years.

Thank you in advance for your willingness to support MAES’ efforts. We urge you to contribute and pay it forward!




William Davis

Michael Acosta

Esther Gonzales



Jose Hernandez




Maria Pizarro



Richard O. Martinez

P.S. As a token of thanks, we’d like to offer you 1 free year of professional membership in MAES. Create your membership profile online and during check-out apply the coupon code 40YEARS to discount your dues to $0. For more information or questions, please email us:

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