Ally Financial announced a $1 million donation to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture on Wednesday, Oct. 16, with a check presentation by Ally Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey J. Brown to interim director of the museum, Spencer Crew.
The museum, located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., is the nation’s largest museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history and culture, and its impact on the world today.
This donation supports Ally’s commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion through education, understanding, and action.
“Championing diversity and inclusion is a cornerstone of our culture at Ally and at the foundation of what it means to do it right,” said Brown. “An important part of this includes education and an understanding of the rich fabric of diversity.
The National Museum of African American History and Culture tells the story of America through the lens of black history and culture, and we are proud to be able to help support them in that mission.”
Brown was joined for the check presentation by 24 students from historically black colleges and universities who were invited by Ally to tour the museum.
Prior to the museum tour, the students participated in a learning session on the topic of design thinking that was led by Ally. The students are in Washington, D.C. for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) 18th Annual Leadership Institute.
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