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African American Museum

Source: The Belle Report / The Belle Report

Microsoft Corp. has donated $1 million to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opens this fall after five years of construction.

 “The stories, art and culture of African Americans are vibrant and important narratives in our nation’s history,” said Fred Humphries, corporate vice president of U.S. government affairs for Microsoft. “Microsoft is proud to support the museum and bring these perspectives to life in a powerful and enriching experience.”

Other recent donations include $1 million from the Alfred Street Baptist Church, a $10 million gift from David Rubenstein, $1 million from MGM Resorts International and $1 million from Altria Group.

 The Museum of African American and History and Culture will be the Smithsonian’s 19th museum.
 It will open to the public Sept. 24 with 11 inaugural exhibitions covering major periods of African American history, including the slave trade, segregation, the civil rights movement, the Harlem Renaissance and the election of the nation’s first African American president.

President George W. Bush signed the legislation establishing the museum in 2003. Construction began in 2011.

 Here is the list of donors:
$5 MILLION

3M

American Express

The Boeing Company

GE

Kaiser Permanente

Target

UnitedHealth Group

Walmart

$4 MILLION

Smithsonian Channel

 $2 MILLION

Bank of America

Medtronic Foundation

News Corporation

Time Warner Foundation

United Technologies Corporation

$1.4 MILLION

IBM

 $1.25 MILLION

The Coca-Cola Foundation

$1.2 MILLION

Caterpillar

 $1 MILLION

AARP

Aetna Foundation, Inc.

Aflac, Incorporated

Altria Group

Anonymous

BlackRock

Bloomberg Philanthropies

Brown Capital Management

Dignity Health

FedEx Corporation

Ford Motor Company Fund

General Mills Foundation

General Motors Foundation

Goldman Sachs

The Hartford

Johnson Publishing Company

JPMorgan Chase Foundation

McDonald’s Corporation

MetLife Foundation

MGM Resorts International

Morgan Stanley

National Basketball Association

New York Life

The PepsiCo Foundation

The Prudential Foundation

Southern Company Charitable Foundation, Inc.

Toyota

Verizon

Wells Fargo

Xerox Foundation

source:  WTOP.com