Contact: Will Jones
Marketing and Communications Manager
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Unveils New Corporate Partnership Program
As museum celebrates 15th anniversary, program provides unique opportunity for
companies to support the mission of the institution
CINCINNATI, OH. (May 10, 2019) – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center announces the new Corporate Partnership Program as one of the development initiatives for the museum’s 15th anniversary. The Corporate Partnership Program offers opportunities for employers to partner with the museum to meet community engagement, marketing and philanthropic objectives; provide employee benefits; and provide a venue for programs and events.
The Corporate Partnership Program invites companies to support the mission of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and allows employers to take advantage of the museum’s first-class facilities, exhibits and programs for employees.
“Our new Corporate Sponsorship Program enables us to hold year-long commemorations like the Freedom 55 Programming Series, and bring exhibits such as We Who Believe in Freedom to our institution,” says National Underground Railroad Freedom Center President and COO, Dion Brown. “It is because of the amazing companies in our city and throughout the region we can do this work and offer guests powerful museum experiences when they visit.”
The program grants employers access to memberships, discounted space rental and admission for museum features. Employees can experience the Freedom 55 Programming Series which commemorates the 55th anniversary of Freedom Summer. Freedom Summer was a 1964 voter registration drive, also known as the Mississippi Summer project. The goal was to end the prevailing discriminatory and segregated voting system through increased voter registration of African Americans in Mississippi.
Guests can also see the current exhibit, We Who Believe in Freedom. Through artistic expression utilizing the canvas of quilts, the artists of Women of Color Quilters Network have produced works reflecting social commentary on the Civil Rights Movement and issues of race in America. The exhibit is a tribute and an expression of artistic resistance of the unsung heroes and freedom fighters who were marginalized during the Civil Rights Movement.
For more information about the Corporate Sponsorship Program, exhibits and programs at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, visit freedomcenter.org.
About National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center opened in August 2004 on the banks of the Ohio River in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. Since then, more than 1.3 million people have visited its permanent and changing exhibits and public programs, inspiring everyone to take courageous steps for freedom. Two million people have utilized educational resources online at freedomcenter.org
, working to connect the lessons of the Underground Railroad to inform and inspire today’s global and local fight for freedom. Partnerships include Historians Against Slavery, Polaris Project, Free the Slaves, US Department of State and International Justice Mission. In 2014, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center launched a new online resource in the fight against modern slavery, endslaverynow.org