NEW ORLEANS – General Electric’s chairman and CEO has given $500,000 from the company’s philanthropic arm to the National World War II Museum and $250,000 to the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation.
After presenting money from the GE Foundation to the two nonprofits in a ceremony Tuesday at the museum, Jeff Immelt interviewed retired Marine Corps Maj. Gen James Everett Livingston, a Medal of Honor recipient. Livingston then answered questions from students at Sci Academy, a New Orleans charter school.
Museum president Nick Mueller said GE is sponsoring the museum’s interactive “What Would You Do” exhibit. The foundation’s grant supports its national character development curriculum, which uses the stories of living Medal of Honor recipients to inspire students and teach critical skills.
GE’s shareholder meeting is scheduled Wednesday at the convention centre.