Deluxe and The Deluxe Corporation Foundation looks to create more inclusion and diversity in a new partnership with the National Urban League.
According to Businesswire, initiatives will be driven by the company’s more than 6,000 employee-owners with a plan to deliver on its promise to invest talent, time, and money to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion within the communities it serves.
“In the spring and summer of 2020, our hometown of Minneapolis became the national epicenter of racial injustice that is far too prevalent across the country,” said President and CEO of Deluxe, Barry McCarthy. “Beyond emoting about the need for change, we announced significant commitments to non-profits supporting racial justice and equality. The National Urban League and Deluxe share a common commitment to community success, economic empowerment, equality, and social justice, making us natural partners.”
With headquarters in New York City and 90 affiliates serving 300 communities in 37 states and the District of Columbia, The National Urban League is on a mission to help Black people and those in underserved communities achieve economic self-reliance, power, civil rights, and true equality.
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“Partnering with the National Urban League is about our long-term commitment to racial equality,” said Art Howard, Executive Director of Employee Relations and Inclusion, Diversity and Equity for Deluxe. “In order to make a substantial difference, it is vital for companies like Deluxe to deeply understand, connect, and partner with community leaders advocating for change in our communities. I know Deluxe will be a great partner for the National Urban League.”
The Deluxe Corporation Foundation will not only work with the National Urban League to create volunteer opportunities nationally to leverage Deluxe employee owners’ talents, but the foundation will also donate $500,000 in its commitment to support the mission.