Colonial Life Introduces Its New Social Justice Fund

Wednesday, August 12, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

Columbia based, employee benefits provider, Colonial Life, along with their parent company, Unum, have established a new Social Justice Fund to support nonprofits working to end racism, discrimination and bias.

Join us to hear how to apply for grants to support efforts to create stronger, more equitable communities. 

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Guest Speaker:

Alana Stroker, Program Manager for Corporate Social Responsibility

Colonial Life

Letter of Invite from Alana:

Greetings. My name is Alana Stroker, and I’m part of Colonial Life’s Corporate Social Responsibility team. I started in non-profit as a boots on the ground employee working alongside area businesses and organizations striving to improve the community.

I’ve been in and have been supporting the nonprofit world for 10 years, but our current climate presents challenges unlike any I’ve ever seen. While adapting to life during a pandemic, our country was forced to confront an age-old issue and it’s shown us we have much to do as a society.

At Colonial Life, we believe more can always be done to advance social justice and racial equality, which is why we’re taking action toward progress and introducing our new Social Justice Fund to create stronger, more equitable communities.

The fund will support organizations working to end racism, discrimination and bias by supporting programs that focus on the underlying causes of the challenges they identify. The immediate focus will support organizations fighting for racial justice.

Funding decisions for the Social Justice Fund will be guided by our own employees, with representatives from our Employee Resource Groups working with members of Colonial Life’s Corporate Social Responsibility team and our Office of Inclusion and Diversity. This model will ensure we’re funding programs actively working to break the cycle and create change.

I hope you'll join us for this call with Together SC so we can answer questions you may have. 

See you on the 12th.


Attendees (78)

Adrienne Troy-Frazier

Executive Director

Berkeley County First Steps

Amber Jackson

Executive Director/CEO

United Way of Lancaster County, Inc.

Amy Breault

Executive Director

Horry County First Steps

Amy Holbert

Chief Executive Officer

Family Connection of SC

Angela Hayes

Community Affairs Specialist

Dominion Energy

Bonita Clemons

Executive Director

South Carolina Community Health Worker Association

Carol Reeves

Executive Director

Just Say Something

Catherine Schumacher


Public Education Partners

Crystal Huggins

Homeowner Services Coordinator

Home Works of America, Inc.

David Burden

Director of Nonprofit Recruiting

The Newell Group

Debbie Jones

Executive Director


Debbie Nelson

President and Founder

DNA Creative Communications

Donn Mack

Executive Director

South Carolina Community Health Worker Association

Ericka Wooten

Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC

Jeff Becraft

Executive Director

Youth Corps

Joyce Ford

Executive Director

The Naomi Project

Kabrina Bass

Executive Director

Midlands Mediation Center

Karen Oliver

ECAC Program Manager

United Way of the Midlands

Kate Pratt

VP, Operations

SC Association for Community Economic Development

Keisha Gray

Program Director, Early Childhood Development

Mary Black Foundation

Lakita Watson

Executive Director

Richland County Recreation Foundation

Lana Kleiman

Executive Director

Charleston Legal Access

Laurie Rovin

Nonprofit Consultant/Interim Executive Director

Laurie Rovin, LLC

Leslie Lee

Executive Director

Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County

Madeleine McGee


Together SC

Mary Butz

Administration & Office Coordinator

Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative

Mary Dell Hayes

Project Manager, SC Counts 2020

United Way Association of SC

Mary Woodiwiss

Director of Grants and Projects

Greenwood County Community Foundation

Maurice Lawyer

Chief of Operations

The Legacy Foundation of SC

Norma Jean Suarez

Executive Director

Unity Health on Main

Norvell Pettus

Community Relations Specialist

Dominion Energy

Oakley Dickson

Executive Director

Youth Corps

Rachel Hui-Hubbard

Program Coordinator

The Early Learning Partnership of York County

Sally McClellan

SC Association for the Education of Young Children

Sandy Morckel

President & Change Agent for Inspired Philanthropy

Solutions for the Greater Good

Sara Massey


Syn-Mass LLC

Shond Graham

Coordinator of Fundraising Events & Projects

The Legacy Foundation of SC

Sue Berkowitz


S.C. Appleseed Legal Justice Center

Sue Williams


Children's Trust of South Carolina

Summer Tebalt


AccessHealth Spartanburg

Teresa Creech

Executive Director

The Early Learning Partnership of York County

Tish McCutchen


Jolley Foundation

Vince Matthews

Executive Director

Joseph H Neal Health Collaborative

Yolanda Anderson

Development/Donor Manager

Midlands Mediation Center

34 Other Registered Attendees

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