2001

In 2001, the Muhammad Ali Center reached fundraising of 24.5 million dollars. $2 million of this was raised at the star studded “Roast in Los Angeles.

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Michael J. Fox, President/CEO

Michael J. Fox, was named President and CEO of the Muhammad Ali Center.

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2000

An anonymous $4.5 million dollar pledge was received by the Muhammad Ali Center. In addition, Lonnie and Muhammad Ali met with the General Assembly as Governor Patton presented his budget, which included a $10 million dollar donation for the construction of the Ali Center. This budget was passed.

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September 15, 1999

Lonnie and Muhammad visited Good Morning America to discuss the future of the Muhammad Ali Center

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1999

An architectural team was named in a joint venture: Lee H. Skolnick Architecture & Design Partnership, Beyer, Blinder, Belle and Bravura= Architecture Interiors Planning.

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First Logo

Original logo of the Muhammad Ali Center

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1998

Unveiling of initial Center plans. The design and location of the Muhammad Ali Center changed as the project developed.

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1997

$250,000 is raised for a feasibility study, Center site selection, and miscellaneous expenses. The city provided part-time staff, Tori Murden- McClure and Barry Alberts, to assist with this project. It was during this year that a Non-Profit Corporate Charter was developed and the Muhammad Ali Museum and Education was officially founded by Muhammad and Lonnie

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Daughters of Greatness Breakfast Series

The bi-monthly breakfast series, Daughters of Greatness, was launched in 2011, featuring prominent women engaged in social philanthropy, activism, and pursuits of justice. The women featured tell stories and recount reflections that are meant to be motivational to some people, transformative to others, and inspirational to all. Guest speakers have

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