GM CEO Donates $10,000 for Athletic Programs

The new chief executive officer of American giant GM has apparently not lost touch with his roots. Akerson is a Naval Academy graduate and and quite an established boxer. As such, he is pretty much up to speed with the needs and requirements of being a student.

Accompanied by a group of students from the US Military Academy at West Point, the Naval Academy in Annapolis and the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, GM's CEO went on a visit to the Charles L. Spain Elementary-Middle School in Detroit.

During his visit, Akerson decided to announce he will be donating $10,000 for athletic programs in the public schools, with the money to be used by the Detroit Public Schools Foundation.

“I know my life was forever changed through my academy experience, and boxing was a part of that,” Akerson said during a speech at the Spain elementary middle school. “I am very proud of these midshipmen and cadets and want General Motors to help tomorrow’s leaders develop into the best people they can be.”

According to Freep, this $10,000 donation is only the beginning. Akerson says he plans to try and do more for the child education and welfare. His personal donations, he says, will be low profile ones, but he also plans on bringing GM back onto the scene of charitable actions, a scene the carmaker pretty much left during the 2009 bankruptcy.

“You should all know that people are pulling for you and giving you their support," Akerson told the students.
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