Colonial Life Introduces Its New Social Justice Fund

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

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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. 

Click here to read more about this grant opportunity

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.

Alana

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