Support that Makes a Difference

November 15, 2015 - News

The Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) today announced a partnership with Bank of America Merrill Lynch around its model college education and leadership development program for minority students. Bank of America Merrill Lynch will focus its support on the Foundation’s annual Mentoring and Leadership Conference in March and additional JRF program initiatives throughout the year.

“I’m thrilled that Bank of America Merrill Lynch, through its generous support, has joined JRF’s longstanding efforts to address the achievement gap in higher education,” said Della Britton Baeza, President and CEO of the Jackie Robinson Foundation. “Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s gift will not only have a direct impact on the mentoring and career services we provide to the hundreds of JRF Scholars we host at our annual spring conference, it will allow us to offer services to a larger number of young people who in turn will add tremendous value to the greater community.”

Through the partnership, the Bank will help fund the Foundation’s annual Mentoring and Leadership Conference. MLC, the Foundation’s hallmark event, provides key skills development, professional networking and cultural exposure opportunities to JRF Scholars during four-days in New York City.

“The Jackie Robinson Foundation has a proven track record of empowering minority students to achieve which is closely aligned to our values,” said Ebony Thomas, Head of Global Banking & Markets Strategy and Diversity Recruiting “we are excited to be part of their efforts and hope to continue the investment in these talented students.”

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