A Message From The Foundation

June 4, 2020

We are heartbroken over the continued pain and loss within our African-American community. We remain committed – as a Foundation, as Trustees, as individual staff, as human beings – to deepen our listening, and address inequalities through our work. 

We hope that peaceful protests and dialogue can heal relationships between our communities, dedicated law enforcement members, and the small businesses that have been impacted throughout our regions.

We continue to see and hear the need to actively work together and renew our commitment to creating a better world, one that clearly recognizes inequities and seeks to eliminate them. While there is a long, challenging road ahead, we remain certain that through our collective and collaborative actions, we can together create the change required to build a better, more equitable and just world.