NBA Legend Michael Jordan Donates $5 Million To National Museum Of African American History And Culture
|NBA Legend Michael Jordan Donates $5 Million To|
National Museum Of African American History And Culture
The gift, the largest from a sports figure to the 19th Smithsonian museum, pushes private donations to the museum to $278 million. Including federal aid, the museum, which President Obama will open on Sept. 24, has raised more than $548 million.
|National Museum Of African American History And Culture|
... "I am grateful for the opportunity to support this museum," Jordan said in a statement.
|Museum Founding Director Lonnie Bunch|
Museum Founding Director Lonnie Bunch expressed gratitude for Jordan's contribution. "His gift will enable our visitors to explore how sports were used to break barriers as a way to gain full participation in American society," Bunch said in a statement.
Quite the generous donation by Jordan. And while Jordan gets a section of the museum named after him because of it, his gift is far more important as it helps persevere African American history and cultural. It truly is a gift that will keep on giving.