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Courvoisier Launches Foundation With $1M Commitment To Help Black Businesses Bounce Back From Pandemic Hardships

We’re going to have to get back to passing the Courvoisier Cognac after this one! According to PR Newswire, today (Sept. 15), Courvoisier® Cognac , the most awarded cognac house, announced the launch of its global philanthropic platform Foundation 1828™. Founded by Felix Courvoisier in 1828, Maison Courvoisier became a house that was not only close-knit but served as a community for artisans in the company’s hometown of Jarnac, France. Now, they’re continuing that mission through its platform, which aims to keep the entrepreneurial spirit alive by supporting small business owners and entrepreneurs with the financial and educational resources needed to thrive. “Entrepreneurs come in many different forms, from all walks of life and varying income levels. Courvoisier recognizes the importance of nurturing that drive, passion, and creativity in these individuals around the globe – especially for those who may have the odds stacked against them,” said Jon Potter, Managing Director of...

Sep 15, 2021

Courvoisier® Cognac & National Urban League Pledge $1M to Address Needs of Black-Owned Businesses

Courvoisier® Cognac , one of the world’s most-luxurious cognacs — that’s considered a staple in the Black community — has announced a joint partnership with the National Urban League as part of a long-standing commitment to empowering and supporting Black and other underserved communities. In addition to this newly-formed brand partnership, the premium spirits brand has also pledged $1 million to providing lasting support to Black-owned businesses and entrepreneurs over the course of the next five years. To help kick off the partnership, the brand reports that both groups will focus on addressing the critical and immediate needs of Black-owned businesses as a result of COVID-19 through National Urban League’s Urban League Fights for You Virtual Series . “The African American and minority communities are extremely important to Courvoisier, and we believe it is essential for us to support these voices,” said Jon Potter, Managing Director for Courvoisier, in a statement . “We know this...

Nov 4, 2020