Fundraising organizers for a national monument to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. report they have topped more than $100 million in donations. Plans call for the King memorial to be built on Washington, D.C.’s National Mall, between the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials. Construction has not begun, but planners are aiming for a 2010 completion. A ceremonial groundbreaking occurred in November 2006.
Of the $120 million needed, the Washington, D.C., Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation Inc. has collected $102 million, including a $1 million donation from UnitedHealth Group in December. Former President Bill Clinton will headline a Jan. 8 event entitled “Miami Dream Dinner” aimed at raising more funds.
More information about making donations is available online at www.buildthedream.org .
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