MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH 2016
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Boeing announced Monday it was investing $100,000 into Allen University’s Chappelle Auditorium for renovations. The money was donated in memory of state Sen. Rev. Clementa Pinckney, who was killed during the Emanuel AME mass shooting.
“As our business has grown in South Carolina, it is only natural that our relationship with Allen University, a university of such historic importance to the state of South Carolina, would grow as well,” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Ray Conner.
“One of the strongest advocates for restoring Chappelle Auditorium was the late Rev. Pinckney. With this grant we look forward to seeing his vision through to completion as Chappelle Auditorium is fully restored to its former state of glory.”
The Chappelle Auditorium is one of 20 historically black college structures marked for preservation by the U.S. Department of the Interior and has hosted a number of notable leaders and artists since its construction in 1925.