( ENSPIRE Community ) DIAGEO Donations Impacting HBCUs Across America
ENSPIRE Contributor: Aiyanna Hawkins
Within the past two years, DIAGEO has established an endowment program that has invested over $11 million to 29 Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions. This program addresses the inequities within the education system and supports career opportunities for minorities. For the celebration of its 50th successful year, DIAGEO is returning to New Orleans to donate $50,000 to both Grambling State University and Southern University for financial aid to thousands of students. Their HBCU Scholarships is astounding to impact the lives of underrepresented communities.
“We committed an additional $1.75 million to advance educational equity, currently funding endowment and development programs in 29 Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions. This brings our investments which started in 2021 to more than $11 million collectively.” said a DIAGEO representative.
DIAGEO has also joined the Congressional HBCU partnership Challenge to advocate for new policies at these beloved institutions. They recently established a Higher Education Thought Leadership Consortium to support sustainable growth and opportunities. DIAGEO recently donated The Miami-Dade College (MDC) Foundation with $1 million. The donation will go towards talented and intelligent students in various majors, including supply chain management and hospitality training.
With DIAGEO’s dedicated mission to support diversity and inclusion in minority communities, they are making a statement about the importance of raising up the HBCU community. They will continue to create meaningful experiences for students and advance equity through education.
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