Justin Timberlake Donates $200,000 to His Hometown
03/24/2008 AT 12:20 PM EDT
On Thursday, the Memphis native gave two separate donations of $100,000 to the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum and the Memphis Music Foundation.
"Music education and keeping the legacy of Memphis Music alive has always been important to me," says Timberlake, who is in his hometown filming the indie flick, The Open Road. "That is why I will always continue to support my home town the same way they have always supported me."
The organizations will use Timberlake's contributions to advance music education for local students and further achieve its mission of "telling the story of Memphis Music and perpetuating its legacy."
"Justin Timberlake has never deserted Memphis, Tennessee," Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Executive Director John Doyle said. "He has never stopped giving back to the community, to the local music industry, and to young people."
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