- Post 17 March 2011
- By Black Press Wire
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By Black Press Wire
Washington, D.C. -- The Washington, D.C., Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation's leadership has announced a $1 million gift from the memorial's design build joint venture team, MTTG.. MTTG is a diverse design, construction management, and building team composed of professionals from McKissack & McKissack, Turner Construction, Tompkins Builders, and Gilford Corporation. The gift will support the memorial on the National Mall honoring King.
"The joint venture design build executive team is honored to be an integral part of this national memorial project in honor of a man who has made such an impact on all of our lives. We applaud the Foundation for their perseverance and dedication in making this important contribution to our nation. We feel MTTG, a joint venture of four companies, working together and utilizing their talents, truly reflects the very essence of Dr. King's teachings of economic and social equality," said Deryl McKissack, president and CEO of McKissack & McKissack.
To promote King's messages of hope, democracy, justice, and love, MTTG Joint Venture has created the MTTG DREAM Design Build Scholarship program for high school seniors. In its inaugural year, MTTG will award up to 10 $5,000 scholarships to minority high school seniors from the Washington metropolitan area who are pursuing a post-secondary education in architecture, engineering, or construction management fields or attending a trade school following graduation. With the support of subcontractors, MTTG is proud to have the opportunity to contribute to the education of the next generation of architects, engineers, and builders. For more information about the MTTG DREAM Design Build Scholarship or to submit an application, visit www.mttgmlk.com. Scholarship applications will be accepted until March 15.
To make a donation to the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, call 1-888-4-THE-DREAM or visit www.buildthedream.org.