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The ELC Donates $1 Million to Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture

The Executive Leadership Council (ELC) donates one million dollars to the Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington, D.C. (l-r) ELC President & CEO Ronald C. Parker and Lonnie G. Bunch III, Director, NMAAHC. (Photo by Leah L. Jones/for NMAAHC) (PRNewsFoto/Executive Leadership Council)
The () donates one million dollars to the Museum of and (NMAAHC) in Washington, D.C. (l-r) ELC President & CEO Ronald C. Parker and Lonnie G. Bunch III, Director, NMAAHC. (Photo by Leah L. Jones/for NMAAHC) (PRNewsFoto/Executive Leadership Council)

The Executive Leadership Council (ELC), the pre-eminent organization of current and former black CEOs, senior executives, top-tier entrepreneurs, global thought leaders and board members of Fortune 1000 and equivalent companies, has given a donation of $1 million to the ’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). The donation was made in commemoration of The ELC’s 30th Anniversary this year.

“The Executive Leadership Council has been at the forefront of advocating for black leadership in business and we welcome the participation and support of the organization and its members,” said Lonnie G. Bunch III, director of the museum.

The ELC is committed to increasing the number of global black executives in C-Suites, on corporate boards and in global enterprises. The organization’s mission is to increase the number of successful black executives, domestically and internationally, by adding value to their development, leadership and philanthropic endeavors, thereby strengthening their companies, organizations and communities across the lifecycle of their careers. Through its Institute for Leadership Development & Research it conducts more than a half dozen programs to develop the pipeline of global black leaders, including Leadership Development Week and the Mid-Level Managers’ Symposium, while also aiming to further prepare senior leaders through the CEO and C-Suite Academies.  The Institute also tracks the progress of blacks in leadership positions through its research initiatives.

“Over the past 30 years, members of The ELC have made significant contributions to strengthening and advancing the roles of black global business executives in Fortune 1000 and Global 500 companies,” saidRonald C. Parker, president and CEO of The Executive Leadership Council. “It is fitting that we devote some of our resources to support an institution that documents and displays the full African American experience, from slavery to the C-Suites and Board Rooms of America. We are proud to support this exceptional tribute to our past, present and future as African Americans.”

In its 30th year, The ELC is also awarding the largest number of scholarships the organization has ever given in a calendar year to black students attending the nation’s top colleges and universities. The mission of The ELC’s Scholarship Programs is to build a pipeline of black corporate talent by supporting the academic achievement and development of black undergraduate and graduate students.

The NMAAHC is scheduled to open to the public on September 24 and will be a place where visitors from all over the world will learn about the richness and diversity of the African American experience, what it means to their lives and how black people have influenced and strengthened the United States of America.

(ELC), the pre-eminent organization of current and former black CEOs, senior executives, top-tier entrepreneurs, global thought leaders and board members of Fortune 1000 and equivalent companies, has given a donation of $1 million to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). The donation was made in commemoration of The ELC’s 30th Anniversary this year.

“The Executive Leadership Council has been at the forefront of advocating for black leadership in business and we welcome the participation and support of the organization and its members,” said Lonnie G. Bunch III, director of the museum.

The ELC is committed to increasing the number of global black executives in C-Suites, on corporate boards and in global enterprises. The organization’s mission is to increase the number of successful black executives, domestically and internationally, by adding value to their development, leadership and philanthropic endeavors, thereby strengthening their companies, organizations and communities across the lifecycle of their careers. Through its Institute for Leadership Development & Research it conducts more than a half dozen programs to develop the pipeline of global black leaders, including Leadership Development Week and the Mid-Level Managers’ Symposium, while also aiming to further prepare senior leaders through the CEO and C-Suite Academies. The Institute also tracks the progress of blacks in leadership positions through its research initiatives.

“Over the past 30 years, members of The ELC have made significant contributions to strengthening and advancing the roles of black global business executives in Fortune 1000 and Global 500 companies,” said Ronald C. Parker, president and CEO of The Executive Leadership Council. “It is fitting that we devote some of our resources to support an institution that documents and displays the full African American experience, from slavery to the C-Suites and Board Rooms of America. We are proud to support this exceptional tribute to our past, present and future as African Americans.”

In its 30th year, The ELC is also awarding the largest number of scholarships the organization has ever given in a calendar year to black students attending the nation’s top colleges and universities. The mission of The ELC’s Scholarship Programs is to build a pipeline of black corporate talent by supporting the academic achievement and development of black undergraduate and graduate students.

The NMAAHC is scheduled to open to the public on September 24 and will be a place where visitors from all over the world will learn about the richness and diversity of the African American experience, what it means to their lives and how black people have influenced and strengthened the United States of America.