Toyota Donates $300,000 To The Michigan Science Center

            Toyota Donates $300,000 To The Michigan Science Center

"Strengthening areas with STEM programming to demonstrate Toyota's commitment
to Michigan and the future of engineering"

PR Newswire

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 3, 2012

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Toyota Technical Center (TTC),
a division of Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America, Inc.
(NYSE: TM)announced a $300,000 donation to the Michigan Science Center.

"The Michigan Science Center offers the perfect vehicle for exposing and
engaging children in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math at
an early age," said Jeff Makarewicz, TTC Executive and Michigan Science Center
Board Member. "Toyota is proud to be able to support the reopening of the
center and play a part in creating and inspiring the next generation of
engineers and scientists."

The donation is intended to provide support for the reopening of various
attractions and the Michigan Science Center's five theaters including the
Toyota Engineering Theater. The Toyota Engineering Theater presents
multi-dimensional video profiles of engineers and their education, lifestyle,
work day, services and products. It will help visitors make the connection
between everyday life and groundbreaking research, new inventions and
scientific discoveries.

About Toyota

Celebrating its 35^th Anniversary, TTC has been the driving force behind
Toyota's North American engineering and research & development activities.
Established in 1977 and headquartered in Michigan, TTC has R&D facilities in
Ann Arbor, Saline, Plymouth and Livonia. In addition, TTC has R&D facilities
in California and operates the Toyota Arizona Proving Ground near Phoenix.

TTC is engaged in engineering design, vehicle performance, prototype
development, powertrain tuning, safety/crashworthiness, regulatory affairs and
advanced research. TTC has development responsibilities for the Avalon,
Camry, Sienna, Tacoma, Tundra, Venza and RAV4 EV.

Toyota is committed to being a good corporate citizen in the communities where
it does business and believes in supporting programs with long-term
sustainable results. Toyota supports numerous organizations across the
country, focusing on education, the environment and safety. Since 1991,
Toyota has contributed more than $600 million to philanthropic programs in the

For more information on Toyota's commitment to improving communities
nationwide, visit


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