Hennessy Announces Inaugural Members Of Its $1M Program Championing The Next Generation Of Black Entrepreneurs
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Hennessy Announces Inaugural Members Of Its $1M Program Championing The Next Generation Of Black Entrepreneurs

Hennessy remains committed to championing Black excellence.

The leading cognac brand has officially announced the recipients of its “Never Stop Never Settle Society,” a $1 million program launched in March 2021 to create more business growth and development for Black entrepreneurs.

“Hennessy recognizes the tenacity and resilience each selected member embodies as they push the limits of potential to carve their path, address social and economic challenges and make a lasting impact on their community,” said Jasmin Allen, Senior Vice President, Hennessy US in an official press release. “Hennessy has always supported the Black community. We are honored to continue this legacy through the “Never Stop Never Settle Society” by celebrating extraordinary individuals and championing the vision of their businesses.”

Co-created with partner, the Marcus Graham Project, Hennessy’s “Never Stop Never Settle Society” is an extension of the brand’s commitment to driving change for the Black community. The nonprofit shares Hennessy’s overall goal of using funding and resources to support Black entrepreneurs and lead them to exceptional growth.

“Marcus Graham Project shares Hennessy’s vision to embolden the rich legacies of Black entrepreneurs who are moving the culture forward,” Lincoln Stephens, Co-Founder, and CEO of the Marcus Graham Project (MGP), said in the release. “We are honored to have co-created a platform that will continue to champion Black excellence, celebrate entrepreneurial endeavors, and advance early ventures.”

What The Program Provides

The initiative will grant 20 members with $50,000 and the opportunity to work with Moët Hennessy executives and The Gathering Spot Connect — a Black-owned digital community — to fulfill their desire to shape the world through social impact.

Each member will also be provided access to a state-of-the-art physical office at Moët Hennessy, which is located in New York City.

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