Health Group Donates to MLK Memorial
UnitedHealth Group Executive Vice President Anthony Welters presented a $1 million check to the Washington, D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, Inc. on Mon., Dec. 8. Harry E. Johnson, president and CEO of the foundation and General Colin Powell, a member of the Foundationâ€™s Executive Leadership Cabinet, participated in the check ceremony.
â€œUnitedHealth Groupâ€™s $1 million donation adds to the significant momentum surrounding the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial fundraising effort,â€ Powell said. â€œSustaining the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. for our children through the creation of this memorial is a cause we are honored to support,â€ Welters said. â€œThe values of equality and social change that Dr. King championed inspire UnitedHealth Group's commitment each day to advancing social responsibility and diversity in ways that foster a healthy society and a healthy company.â€
The check presentation took place at the National Building Museum, which houses the foundation. Additional participants included Reed V. Tuckson, M.D., Executive Vice President and Chief of Medical Affairs of UnitedHealth Group, William A. Munsell, Executive Vice President of UnitedHealth Group, Richard Marshall, CFO of the Memorial Foundation, and Dr. Ed Jackson, Executive Architect of the Memorial Foundation. The Memorial Foundation has raised $102 million out of the needed $120 million. Former president Bill Clinton will help the Foundation raise a portion of the remaining funds when he headlines a Miami Dream Dinner on Jan. 8.