The Motown Museum in Detroit today announced that the Hudson-Weber Foundation has approved a $500,000 grant to assist with the museum’s expansion plans.
“We have had a growing response from the foundation community both locally and nationally about our expansion plans,” says Robin Terry, CEO and chairwoman of the Motown Museum’s board of trustees. “With our shared values and a mission to create a thriving, sustainable Detroit, we are grateful for the Hudson-Webber Foundation to offer its support as we grow the museum and continue to share with the world the Motown legacy that was born right here in our community.”
Announced in late 2016, the Motown Museum’s $50 million expansion will add a 50,000-square-foot entertainment and education facility, featuring interactive exhibits, a performance theatre, recording studios, and meeting spaces. When completed the campus (2648 W. Grand Blvd) will provide additional employment opportunities and catalyze further investment and tourism in the area.
The Hudson-Weber Foundation invests in organizations that improve the quality of life in Detroit and works to achieve broad-based prosperity by supporting arts and culture organizations to help them sustain and expand programming.
“Hudson-Webber Foundation is proud to build on our long history of support for Motown Museum,” says Melanca Clark, Hudson-Webber Foundation’s president and CEO. “Motown Museum preserves an important legacy in our city’s and the country’s history, and we are thrilled to play a role in the organization’s ability to expand their programming while serving the growth of a Detroit neighborhood.”
Founded in 1985 by Esther Gordy Edwards, the Motown Museum is a non-profit organization committed to preserving and presenting the Motown story through authentic educational experiences. More information can be found here.