Motorola Celebrates the Official Opening of the Leadership Center Facility at Morehouse College
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – 17 February 2006 – Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) is a proud sponsor of the dedication of the Morehouse College Leadership Center, one of the projects funded by The Campaign for a New Century, the College’s most ambitious fundraising effort to date, with a total of $105 million. The Leadership Center facility was made possible by a previous $1 million donation to the campaign by the Motorola Foundation, a charitable giving arm funded by Motorola.
The 70,000 square foot, multi-purpose facility will serve as the primary location for leadership training and development, as well as community service programs. The building is designed to accommodate the vast array of educational, administrative, and conference needs of the various programs housed in the facility and the campus overall. These programs include the Leadership Center at Morehouse College, the Business & Economics Division, the Andrew Young Center for International Affairs, and the Emma and Joe Adams Public Service Institute.
“The Motorola Foundation is committed to supporting higher education programs that assist individuals in their mission to reach their greatest potential and to become lifelong learners,” said Eileen Sweeney, director of the Motorola Foundation. “The Leadership Center at Morehouse College will bring under one roof all the programs that will help our future leaders succeed.”
Known around the world for excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service, Morehouse College is a premier institution of higher learning for African American men. Through the generosity of individual, corporate and foundation donations, such as Motorola’s, Morehouse continues to focus on the development of leaders for our society, and remain the college of choice for African American men.
About Motorola Foundation
For more information on Motorola Corporate and Foundation giving, please visit: www.motorola.com/giving. With over 68,000 employees globally, Motorola seeks to benefit the communities in which it operates around the world. The company achieves this by making strategic grants, forging strong community partnerships, fostering innovation, and engaging stakeholders. The Motorola Foundation has as its funding focus, education, community, and environmental issues.
Motorola is known around the world for innovation and leadership in wireless and broadband communications. Inspired by our vision of Seamless Mobility, the people of Motorola are committed to helping you get and stay connected simply and seamlessly to the people, information, and entertainment that you want and need. We do this by designing and delivering “must have” products, “must do” experiences and powerful networks -- along with a full complement of support services. A Fortune 100 company with global presence and impact, Motorola had sales of US $36.8 billion in 2005. For more information about our company, our people and our innovations, please visit www.motorola.com
About Morehouse College
Ranked three times as the number one college in the nation for educating African American students by Black Enterprise magazine, and recognized by The Wall Street Journal as one of the top feeder schools for the 15 most prominent graduate and professional schools in the country, Morehouse College is the nation’s largest, private liberal arts college for men. Founded in 1867, the College enrolls approximately 3,000 students. Morehouse is one of only two Historically Black Colleges or Universities (HBCU) to produce three Rhodes Scholars.
Prominent alumni include Martin Luther King Jr., Nobel Peace Prize laureate and civil rights leader; Dr. David Satcher, former U.S. Surgeon General and director of the National Center for Primary Care at the Morehouse School of Medicine; Shelton “Spike” Lee, filmmaker and president of 40 Acres & A Mule Productions; Samuel L. Jackson, Academy Award nominated actor; Maynard H. Jackson, founder of Jackson Securities and the first African-American mayor of Atlanta; and Nima A. Warfield, the first African-American Rhodes Scholar from a HBCU.
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