Carnival Cruise Lines Donates $2 Million To NMAAHC In DC
We recently reported billionaire tech investor and equity titan Robert Smith quietly donated $20 million to the newly built Smithsonian’s National Museum Of African American History & Culture in D.C.
Now, the parent company of Carnival Cruise Lines run by CEO Arnold W. Donald, is donating $2 million to the African American museum through its philanthropic arm, Carnival Foundation reports Good Black News:
Eleven years in the making and built at a cost of $540 million, the museum opened Sept. 24 on the National Mall with a dedication ceremony featuring remarks by President Barack Obama and a three-day music and spoken-word festival called “Freedom Sounds: A Community Celebration.” In recognition of the gift, NMAAHC has designated Carnival Corporation a Founding Donor of the museum.
“The National Museum of African American History & Culture is a celebration of the many contributions African Americans have made to the history, culture and community of the United States,” said Linda Coll, executive director of Carnival Foundation. “The organizations that Carnival Corporation supports through Carnival Foundation reflect the great value the company places on diversity and inclusion in the communities that we touch, and we are honored to be a part of this new museum.”