Ralph H. Baer Science and Technology Fund

In honor of the late Ralph H. Baer, “The Father of Video Games” and national Jewish Community Center affiliates, we are asking for your help to establish the Ralph H. Baer Science and Technology Fund, to support and sustain a five year FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO® League (FLL) program at the I. J. and Jeanné Wagner Jewish Community Center.

Ralph H. Baer with his Brown Box

Ralph Henry Baer (born Rudolf Heinrich Baer; March 8, 1922 – December 7, 2014) was a German-born American video game developer, inventor, and engineer, and was known as "The Father of Video Games" due to his many contributions to games and the video game industry in the latter half of the 20th century. - Wikipedia

The FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO® League (FLL) program is an exciting, fun global robotics and innovation program that ignites an enthusiasm for discovery, science, teamwork and technology in kids ages 9-14. Students have the opportunity to solve real-world challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. FLL teams, guided by their imaginations and adult coaches, discover exciting career opportunities and through the process learn to make positive contributions to society.


Help us meet our goal to allow 10 children from the JCC to participate in this program. Fill out the form below to help us launch this amazing program to JCC Youth, and help us find the next great innovator! *Our inaugural First Lego League Team is slated to begin in September 2019! Help us get there!*

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Questions? Contact Andrea Alcabes.

Having trouble submitting your donation? Contact Lori Weight at (801) 581-0098, ext. 153 or .

The I.J. and Jeanné Wagner Jewish Community Center is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Corporation with a mission to be a place where everyone feels welcome regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation. Your donation is tax-deductible.