In November of 2009, the Muhammad Ali Center announced a $10 million Legacy Campaign designed to provide the Center with the resources necessary to fulﬁll its institutional mission and expand its programmatic goals. The funding expanded the Ali Center’s “visitor experience,” upgraded audio-visual and technological-based exhibits, built the Ali Archives
The Ali Center joined with the humanitarian organization CARE for a free screening of the award-winning ﬁlm “A Powerful Noise.” This critically acclaimed documentary followed three women from different countries who had overcome seemingly insurmountable odds to bring lasting solution to their communities. The screening was followed by a panel
The Find Greatness Within series was a Black History Month series that took place on several Sundays each February. The series, which drew sold-out crowds to the Ali Center, featured programs of African American heritage, music, storytelling, and expressions of unity while incorporating the core values of the Ali Center
The Muhammad Ali Center participated in the Champions Aren’t Made in Gyms program for college athletes, hosted by the Tulane University Sports Law Program and Tulane Athletic Department in New Orleans, Louisiana. This inspirational program was designed share Muhammad Ali’s life story and how he transcended his sport into something
In honor of World Refugee Day on Friday, June 20, 2008, the Muhammad Ali Center and Catholic Charities organized a week of events that included photo exhibitions, a ﬁlm series, a ﬁeld trip day to the Ali Center for refugees, and informational displays on refugee services. The week ended with
Two different photo essays loaned from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) were exhibited at the Muhammad Ali Center: “Utica-The Town That Loves Refugees” And “A New Home, A New Life.” The exhibits raised awareness and greater understanding of refugee experiences and informed people about getting involved in
On the morning of the 2008 “Run for the Roses,” Muhammad and Lonnie Ali hosted a unique fundraiser for the Ali Center–a small and intimate Derby Brunch at their home. The event was catered by Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse. Guests of note included LeRoy Neiman and Lennox Lewis.