The annual Walker L. Cisler Science Lecture is generously supported by The Holley Foundation.
George M. Holley, was a pioneer in the automotive industry. The company he founded, The Holley Carburetor Company, is a world leader in the development of fuel and ignition control systems. He lived in and centered his company operations in the Detroit Metro area. He established the foundation in 1944. His expressed interest was "in helping young men and women who are 'up against it' to obtain an education."
The Holley Foundation's mission is to support educational and family initiatives for youth, mainly in Southeastern Michigan, through innovative, well-structured programs that demonstrate positive outcomes.
See the Holley Foundation's website for more information on its history and supported efforts.