First Retail Production 2023 Corvette Z06 Convertible Raises $1 Million for Thurgood Marshall College Fund  

On April 9th, the 2023 Corvette Z06 was auctioned for $1 million at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction. The proceeds from the sale will benefit the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. The GM Foundation matched the winning bid, bringing the total donation to $2 million. Chevrolet and GM have a long history of supporting education initiatives. The latest donation is another example of their dedication to giving back to the community.

A Brief History of the Corvette Z06

The Corvette Z06 is a high-performance version of the Chevrolet Corvette. It was introduced in 1963 as a variant of the Corvette Sting Ray. The Z06 was originally only available as a coupe, but a convertible was added in 1967. The Z06 was discontinued in 1969 but resurrected in 2001 as a special edition model. Since 2006, the Z06 has been in production. The 2023 Corvette Z06 is the most powerful and technologically advanced version of the car yet.

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund is the nation's largest organization exclusively representing the black college community. They provide financial assistance and support to member institutions, including Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs). The Thurgood Marshall College Fund also offers programs and services to help students succeed in college and beyond. These programs include academic enrichment, leadership development, career readiness, and financial literacy. The organization was founded in 1987 and is named after Thurgood Marshall, the first African American Supreme Court Justice.

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