About the Foundation

A registered 501(c)3 corporate foundation, The DENSO North America Foundation is dedicated to helping students advance their education in engineering, technology and other related programs. Founded in 2001, the Foundation provides grants to colleges and universities throughout North America, helping our communities prosper through the development of a skilled and knowledgeable workforce. Proposals for these education grants are considered by invitation only.

 

The DENSO North America Foundation also provides disaster relief grants through the American Red Cross to aid persons and communities in which DENSO operates.

 

Board of Directors

Mike Brackett

DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc., Maryville, Tenn.

 

Dr. David E. Cole

Auto Harvest

 

Karen Cooper-Boyer

DENSO Manufacturing Michigan Inc., Battle Creek, Mich.

 

Terry Helgesen

DENSO International America, Inc., Southfield, Mich.

 

Doug Patton

DENSO International America, Inc., Southfield, Mich.

 

Richard Shiozaki

DENSO Sales California, Inc., Long Beach, Calif.

 

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“Having access to state-of-the-art engine test equipment is a huge benefit to our vehicle-based student teams. Not only are they learning more about how to tune and optimize their engines, their results on the track have improved as well. ”

Peter Teertstra, Director
Student Design Centre
Faculty of Engineering

University of Waterloo