Center for Excellence in Education (McLean, VA)


  • Name:Ms. Joann DiGennaro
  • Title:President

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Center for Excellence in Education
  • Address:8201 Greensboro Dr., Suite 215
    McLean, VA 22102
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:7034489062

Organization Web

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  • Mission:
  • The mission of the Center for Excellence in Education is to nurture high school and university scholars to careers of excellence and leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and to encourage international collaboration between and among leaders in the global community.

  • History:
  • The Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) was founded in 1983 by the late Admiral H. G. Rickover, Father of the nuclear navy and of civilian uses of nuclear power, and Joann P. DiGennaro, CEE’s President. They recognized that nurturing careers of excellence and leadership in science and technology in young scholars was an essential investment in the United States national and global future. CEE challenges students and assists young scholars on a long-term basis to become the creators, inventors, scientists, and leaders of the 21st century.

    Today, the Center sponsors three programs for high school students: the Research Science Institute (RSI), the USA Biology Olympiad (USABO), and the Teacher Enrichment Program (TEP). CEE program alumni travel as guests of foreign nations and educational organizations to promote mutual understanding in the global world.

    CEE’s programs are made possible in large part by individuals, foundations, corporations, governmental agencies, and by scholars who contribute their time and experience as mentors.

  • Year established:1983
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:27
  • Advisory board size:
  • Staff size:16

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • The Honorable Joseph I. Lieberman
    U.S. Senator, Connecticut

    The Honorable Eric Cantor
    U.S. Congressman, Virginia

    The Honorable Lindsey Graham
    U.S. Senator, South Carolina

    The Honorable Susan Davis
    U.S. Congresswoman, California

    Mr. Mel Chaskin
    President & CEO, Vanguard Research, Inc.

    Dr. Frederick Y. Chen
    Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
    Director, Cardiac Surgery Research Laboratory
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital

    Dr. Robert E. Curry
    General Partner
    Alliance Technology Ventures

    Mrs. Betty Dranow
    President, The Dranow Family Foundation

    Mr. Juan C. Enriquez
    Managing Director, Excel Venture Management

    Ms. Kathy Feegel
    Executive Director, State Government Affairs, Amgen

    Mr. Nicholas S. Gouletas
    Chairman of the Board, American Invsco

    Mr. Greg Gunn
    Entrepreneur in Residence, City Light Capital

    Her Excellency Bahia El Hariri
    Member of Parliament, Lebanon

    Dr. Douglas E. Himberger
    Senior VP & Director, NORC at the University of Chicago

    Mr. Ronald E. Hohauser
    Chief Financial Officer, Summit Entertainment

    Dr. Noreen A. Hynes
    Director, Geographic Medicine Center
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University

    Ms. Susan Lavrakas, Director Workforce, Aerospace Industries Association

    Mr. Dean Kamen
    President, DEKA Research & Development

    Mr. Mark Kantrowitz

    Mr. Sean Kanuck
    International Attorney

    Mr. Raymond C. Kubacki
    Chairman & CEO, Psychemedics Corporation

    Dr. Tom Leighton
    Co-Founder & Chief Scientist, Akamai Technologies, Inc.

    Mr. Wendell Maddox
    President & CEO, ION Corporation

    Dr. J. Michael McQuade
    Senior Vice President, Science & Technology
    United Technologies Corporation

    Dr. Anthony Oettinger
    Chairman, Program on Information Resources Policy
    Harvard University

    Admiral William A. Owens, USN (Ret.)
    Managing Director, AEA Investors LP

    Mr. Arvind Parthasarathi
    Senior Vice President & General Manager

    The Honorable Thomas R. Pickering
    Vice Chairman, Hills & Company

    Ms. Cynthia Pickett-Stevenson
    Doyle, Restrepo, Harvin & Robbins, LLP

    Mr. Ronald W. Simms
    CEO, Petroleum Service Company

    Dr. Michael Sipser
    Head, Department of Mathematics
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Ms. Joann DiGennaro, President

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Ms. Joann DiGennaro, President

    Ms. Maite Ballestero, Vice President

    Ms. Kathy Frame, Director USA Biology Olympiad

    Mr. Charles Farmer, Director of Teacher Enrichment Program


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:Operating
  • Tax ID:52-1256563

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:521256563
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Organization Address:8201 GREENSBORO DR STE 215
  • Organization City:MCLEAN
  • Organization State:VA
  • Organization Zip:22102-3813
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1, 2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization, Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:February, 1983
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):040, 123, 994
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Scholarships (other), Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc., Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:U34Z
  • Asset Amount:$3,525,513
  • Asset Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$4,940,206
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$3,101,471
  • Last Updated:2/20/2018 11:24:37 pm

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