We truly value innovation and strive to foster it in creative and valuable ways. The company promotes and supports excellence in electronics as well as education.
PhoneTel Patent Services has developed curriculum for engineering students and donates to numerous institutions for research and educational programs.
Established in 1988 by Dr. Hashimoto as a non-profit organization to promote research and development in telephony. The Fontel Foundation continues contributions to the Hashimoto Endowment Fund at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Pictured with the bust of Dr. Hashimoto
are PhoneTel president Daniel Henderson,
Mrs. Takako Hashimoto and Dr. Saul Fenster,
NJIT president. Bust created by Grigory Gurevich.
The Hashimoto Endowment Fund
Created in May 1995 to honor Dr. Hashimoto, the New Jersey Institute of Technology now grants awards to graduate students through the Endowment. A key element of the Endowment is The Hashimoto Prize awarded annually to a doctoral candidate in electrical or computer engineering who has demonstrated high achievement and
promise in the field.
PhoneTel Patent Services contributes a portion of its proceeds to NJIT and works with the students and faculty to increase their knowledge about patents and the management of intellectual property.
The Tech Museum of Innovation
PhoneTel Patent Services contributes to The Tech Museum of Innovation's Annual Fund for Education. The Tech's educational mission is to inspire students with exhibit and
lab experiences with applications of technology from industry and everyday life. PhoneTel Communications is a member of the corporate affiliates program and is included on the donor wall at The Tech Museum of Innovation.
Van Cliburn Foundation
PhoneTel Patent Services also donates to the Van Cliburn Foundation. The Foundation is deeply committed to the cause of music education in our schools and provides a vital link between willing students and able performers.