Boeing Donates $500,000 to the International African American Museum, Receives "Virgil C. Summer Corporate Award"
November 11, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The Boeing Company has announced a $500,000 donation to the International African American Museum during the 2015 Equal Opportunity Day Dinner hosted by the Columbia Urban League.
"Boeing is committed to supporting and giving back to the communities where our employees live and work," said Tim Keating, Boeing's Senior Vice President of Government Affairs. "Through our investment in this important museum of African American history and identity, we at Boeing hope to play a key role in helping tell the story of the largely overlooked history of African Americans in the Charleston area."
The Boeing charitable contribution to the museum is in addition to a $250,000 donation made in 2011 and will be used to support the creation of the Family Heritage Center associated with the International African American Museum in Charleston, S.C.
"This generous gift from Boeing takes us one step closer to the International African American Museum," said Joseph Riley, Jr., mayor of Charleston. "Boeing is, again, a generous corporate neighbor, making sure that our community can share our rich and meaningful history with the people of the Lowcountry and the world."