The United States has experienced tremendous strife over the recent tragic killings of a number of young black men and women. We know that this loss of life, often at the hands of the police, stems from systemic discrimination and racism targeting Black Americans. Danaher stands in support of our Black colleagues and the entire Black community in calling for respect, justice, equality and peace.
There are no easy answers and no perfect solutions, but we must do what we can to enable marginalized voices to be heard. Danaher remains committed to our Black associates and the Black community.
For our associates, we will continue to support our ongoing diversity and inclusion initiatives and have added webinars specifically addressing the issues of race in the workplace. We will also continue to work with our global Talent Management and Talent Acquisition teams to highlight and solve for gaps in our internal practices and advance issues specific to our Black associate population.
In support of the Black community at large, Danaher will donate $50,000 to each of the four organizations below, for a total of $200,000. We will also match associate donations up to an additional $50,000 per organization. We know that this is the right thing to do to support the important work required to end practices and systems all over the country that unfairly hold Black people back, and champion solutions that move us all forward. Learn more about each of these organizations below.
National Urban League
The National Urban League helps Black Americans and other underserved urban residents to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights. They work to build a world with no equality gaps in education, jobs, housing healthcare and justice.
United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
UNCF is the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization. Our donation will support student scholarships for STEM academic programs and affordable tuition at historically Black colleges and universities across the US.
Equal Justice Initiative
The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Talking about race, although hard, is necessary. Our donation to the National Museum of African American History and Culture will go toward educating anyone interested in learning more about African American life, culture and history through interactive exhibitions and digital resources—all through the African American lens. Explore how to speak and engage constructively about race, so we can all grow together. Check out the Talking About Race exhibit today!