The Exelon Foundation is pleased to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a $1,000,000 grant to the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial will be the last memorial to be built on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
In commemoration of Dr. King’s birthday, the Exelon Foundation gift was announced on January 19, 2009, at the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inauguration reception at the National Press Club in Washington DC.
“I am honored that the Exelon Foundation has joined the Memorial Foundation’s family of supporters, and I hope that other foundations, corporations and individuals will follow its lead,” said Harry E. Johnson, President and CEO of the Washington, DC Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial. The Exelon Foundation is the first electric utility-funded organization to donate to the Memorial.
Scheduled to open in 2010, the Memorial will be situated adjacent to the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial and in a direct line between the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials. Featuring the teachings of Dr. King, the four-acre site will convey four fundamental and recurring themes of his life: democracy, justice, hope and love. More information about the Memorial’s history and design, including a virtual tour, can be found at the Washington, DC Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation website: http://www.mlkmemorial.org/.