GE Foundation giving $$ to education, character
by Associated Press Wire
April 23, 2013 03:30 PM | 1185 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Jeff Immelt, Chairman and CEO of General Electric, left, talks with Medal of Honor recipient Major General James Everett Livingston during a question and answer session at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Tuesday, April 23, 2013. GE 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. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Jeff Immelt, Chairman and CEO of General Electric, left, talks with Medal of Honor recipient Major General James Everett Livingston during a question and answer session at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Tuesday, April 23, 2013. GE 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. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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Medal of Honor recipient Major General James Everett Livingston pauses to answer a question by Roy Yost, a 10th grader from the Sci Academy, during a question and answer session at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Tuesday, April 23, 2013. GE 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. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Medal of Honor recipient Major General James Everett Livingston pauses to answer a question by Roy Yost, a 10th grader from the Sci Academy, during a question and answer session at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Tuesday, April 23, 2013. GE 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. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — 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 center.



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