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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.



The Memorial Campaign

How You Can Support
We are seeking additional major gifts from individuals, families, companies and foundations who want to leverage the legacy of a public servant to inspire public service in our community and support deep, sustainable change.

Your contribution to the William H. Gray III Memorial Foundation means that you are supporting the creation of a dynamic monument that will both tell the unsung story of one of our country’s notable public servants, and provide a community space that inspires, educates, and encourage the next generation to engage in democracy. Join our founding partners!

The William H Gray Memorial Foundation is designated as a 501(c)3. Your donation to the Foundation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the law. Tax ID number: 82-3217990
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