In Fiscal Year 2016, staff donated $3,847 dollars to the Knowles Teacher Initiative and agreed to use these funds to equip a technology lending library that allows Fellows to gain hands-on experience with technological devices before requesting a Knowles grant to fund their purchase. This library now includes 13 pieces of educational technology that have been borrowed by Fellows and tested in their classrooms. In Fiscal Year 2017, staff donated $4,613 and agreed to use these funds to allow a Knowles Senior Fellow and a colleague to attend the 2017 Engineering Design course offered by the Knowles Academy.