Louisville’s Muhammad Ali Center is about one-third of the way to completing a ten million dollar fund drive.
More than three million dollars has been raised in the last month, giving the center until 2014 to meet the remainder of its goal.
Ali Center CEO Greg Roberts says he would like to exceed that goal, and plan to expand the campaign soon.
“…Still a lot more loyal donors out there that have been supporting us for years, so obviously we’ll make sure that we connect with them and then we’ll be able to do a nationwide and a global-wide campaign to raise those dollars,” he says. “I think that as the economy turns around, I think we’ll become more successful in raising those dollars. I think the other thing is so many people love Ali.”
The money would be used for an expanded collection and exhibit area at the Ali Center downtown.
“We’re going to have some additions to the building to house Muhammad’s collection to make sure that’s protected, humidity-controlled and secure, then we’re going to have some additional exhibit space so that we can show those items,” says Roberts.