Thursday, October 3, 2019

The Kenneth C. Griffin Museum of Science & Industry...

[VIDEO] All that you see in the video above by artistmac will soon be under a new name. In fact it will be named for the man who made the largest donation to the Museum of Science and Industry. Kenneth C. Griffin is this state's richest man and this south side institution near Hyde Park will now bear his name.
The Museum of Science and Industry will rename itself after Chicago philanthropist Ken Griffin, who is making the largest donation in the institution’s history, the museum announced Thursday.

The sprawling science, tech and business museum on the city’s South Side will become the Kenneth C. Griffin Museum of Science and Industry after the museum’s board voted to accept Griffin’s $125 million donation and the name change Thursday morning.

It’s a major change in the Chicago cultural landscape, prompted by one of the largest cash donations ever to a local cultural institution. Ken Griffin, founder of the hedge fund Citadel, has been one of the most prominent and active donors to cultural and educational organizations through his Kenneth C. Griffin Charitable Fund, with giving that now totals over $1 billion.

“We are honored to receive this incredibly generous gift, which helps ensure that MSI remains a vital resource for science learning in the 21st century,” David Mosena, the museum’s president and chief executive officer said in a statement. “This gift will allow us to continue providing the kind of innovative experiences and programs that work to achieve that mission for generations to come.”
I should've visited MSI's website. They announced the large gift there also... 

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