Northern Virginia Science Center Announces Shrivastava Family Gift to the Helios Gallery


The Northern Virginia Science Center Foundation is pleased to announce the Shrivastava Family has become a Title Partner and Helios Gallery Sponsor for the Northern Virginia Science Center. The $1 million gift brings the Launch the Future campaign to 93% of the funds needed for the $75 million project to create a world-class, interactive regional science center for families, students, and learners of all ages.

The Foundation made the announcement alongside the Shrivastava Family and their closest friends, and business acquaintances at a private celebration on March 10 at the International Country Club in Fairfax.

Sumeet Shrivastava, has been a dedicated champion of the Northern Virginia Science Center Foundation for four years, serving as a major donor, Ambassador, member of the Board of Directors, and now, as Board Vice Chair.  

The Science Center resonates strongly with the family. "The Science Center for me represents that spark that I know occurred with my dad or my uncles and aunts when they were playing with their Heath kits or tinkering with the radio. I see the Science Center as the physical manifestation of being able to do that for the next generation," said Sumeet. "It really comes down to one major element, and that's the importance of education – both formal AND informal - in raising communities. You can't underestimate the powerof having a convening location like the Science Center to bring communities together. I encourage all families to join ours in leaving a lasting legacy for this region."

Sumeet Shrivastava is an accomplished executive and proven business leader with more than 30 years of experience in the government IT industry. Most recently, as Chairman and CEO of ARRAY, he provided overall corporate leadership for the company’s growth and operations strategy, including a successful graduation from Federal small business programs, leading a management buyout of ARRAY of the founder and independent investors, and ultimately having a successful exit through ARRAY’s sale to CGI Federal. He has been committed to his alma mater, George Mason University (GMU MBA ’94), and the regional community throughout his career. He is currently on the GMUFoundation Board of Trustees, President of Mason’s Alumni Association, President-Elect of TiE DC, and a GO Virginia Region 7 Council Member.


Thank you to the Shrivastava Family for your commitment to the Northern Virginia Science Center, solidifying the region's status as the nexus for STEM nnovation and serving the region's children, students, and families for generations.


Pictured below: Sumeet & Joya Shrivastava with Nene Spivy and Gary Crum of the Northern Virginia Science Center Foundation.