Bollinger donates millions to the National World War II Museum

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New Orleans, La. (WGNO)- The National WWII Museum today received an individual gift of $20 million from longtime advocate and former Board Chairman Boysie Bollinger.

The $20 million donation will be used to add an iconic architectural piece to the Museum’s New Orleans campus, the Canopy of Peace, which Bollinger calls “the finishing touch” to the Museum’s expansion.

The Canopy will symbolize the hope and promise unleashed by the end of World War II hostilities. Commanding attention on the New Orleans skyline, the 150-foot-tall structure will also unify the Museum’s diverse campus in the enduring spirit of the wartime slogan, “We’re all in this together!”

A portion of the historic donation will also go into the Museum endowment.

The endowment guarantees the Museum will always have a steady source of funds to support the growing campus.