The King: LeBron James Makes $2.5 Million Donation

LeBron James is an inspiration for every young person in the world. He always finds a way to restore our faith in humanity, and his latest charitable gift is filling headlines these days.

The greatest basketball player in the world is also a philanthropist. The world will remember him as the NBA legend who opened a public school for at-risk youth in Akron, Ohio. The “kid from Akron” grew into a successful man, and he’s now helping those who need support of every kind. The latest charitable gift is amazing.

The LeBron James Family Foundation worked with the University of Akron on a project that provides students with a four-year scholarships. The foundation will spend $41.8 million for these students. This is not LeBron’s first project of this kind.

The king of basketball also gave bikes to students in Akron. Yes, it’s the Wheels for Education program. LJFF established the I Promise Institute, and now a lot of families have the opportunity to take care of their children who go to college.

LeBron and his business partner Maverick Carter donated $2.5 million to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. The museum received another million in donations from 143 donors, charitable foundations and corporations, including the Lily Endowment, the Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation and David Rubinstein.

Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson also donated to the museum.

LeBron donated these money to support the exhibit honoring the late Muhammed Ali. King James has always been a fan of Ali and is good friend with Lonnie Ali.

“When it was presented to me later in the summer, I wanted to make sure I got Lonnie’s blessing… Once I got her blessing, I told the museum it was a go. Full throttle. Let’s get it going,” LeBron said of Lonnie.

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