The William H. Gray III Memorial Foundation was created to inspire the next generation to engage in democracy by honoring William H. Gray III's legacy and contributions to civic engagement, social justice, and education.
The Foundation is a cornerstone partner in AMTRAK’s $400 million redevelopment of Philadelphia’s historic 30th Street Station, which includes renaming it in Congressman Gray’s honor and building a living memorial and virtual educational center at the redeveloped station.
We envision an engaged society where communities are rooted in values such as civic education, public service, social justice and community empowerment.
The new memorial will reflect the ideals of civic engagement that Congressman Gray championed, while sparking a fresh public conversation about how to apply his legacy to the present day
How We Got Here
The issues we confront today as a community and as a nation—including persistent economic inequalities, racial discrimination, and threats to democracy—make Congressman Gray’s words and activism as relevant and inspiring today as they were when he was alive.
Learn about our three phases of the memorial, each informed by meaningful community engagement: portal installations while Amtrak undergoes renovations, a memorial inside the train station, and a digital pathways educational resource paired with programming to extend the legacy beyond the memorial.