Clayton, Dubilier & Rice | June 15, 2022
Clayton Dubilier & Rice announced that the CD&R Foundation, which launched last year to meaningfully expand the Firm's philanthropic, service, and educational efforts, has made inaugural grants totaling approximately $3 million to nine non-profit organizations in New York City.
These diverse organizations, identified as CD&R's Talent Solution Partners (TSP), align with the Foundation's goal of supporting "Equity through Opportunity" by offering underserved and underestimated talent in CD&R's local communities access to job training, high-quality jobs, and ongoing professional development opportunities throughout their career journey. Each organization focuses on the Foundation's key levers for change, which include:
Equity: Promoting equitable access to employment and advancement that is inclusive of all facets of diversity—with a focus on historically excluded talent
Growth: Supporting economic growth efforts in CD&R's two local communities – New York City and London
Skills: Strengthening and amplifying best-in-class job skills training and upskilling practices for underserved and underestimated talent across industries
Systems: Building capacity and filling gaps in the local workforce development ecosystem to increase opportunity pathways and eliminate barriers faced by marginalized communities
CD&R will work alongside the TSPs to strengthen these efforts throughout New York City.
CD&R recognizes that the pool of talent in our communities is overflowing, but their access to opportunity is shallow. These nine non-profit organizations were selected based on a myriad of factors, including their vision/mission, leadership, and commitment to an equitable future. These represent some of the traits and goals that we believe are critical to creating greater economic opportunity and employment for people of all backgrounds. Moving forward, we look forward to continuing to identify other potential partners that share our mission and values."
Randy Moore, President of the CD&R Foundation
"Over the past 44 years, CD&R has built a reputation for driving positive impact and innovation throughout our portfolio and in our local communities," said Don Gogel, Chairman of both CD&R and the CD&R Foundation. "The CD&R Foundation meaningfully expands these efforts, and we look forward to working with our TSPs to move the needle on inclusive employment and advancement practices."
Braven: Its mission is to empower promising, underrepresented young people with the skills, confidence, experiences, and networks necessary to transition from college to strong first jobs.
The City University of New York: The largest public urban university in the country, serving 260,000 degree seeking students and 185,000 continuing education students. The CUNY Office of Careers and Industry Partnerships sits at the intersection of industry and higher education, building partnerships between employers and the university to align CUNY's academic preparation with in-demand jobs in growth industries.
Genesys Works: This organization provides pathways to career success for high school students in underserved communities through skills training, meaningful work experiences, and impactful relationships.
Grace Institute: The institute empowers low-income women in the New York area to achieve employment and economic self-sufficiency by providing job-skills training, counseling, placement services and continuous learning opportunities.
Henry Street Settlement: The organization's mission is to create opportunity for Lower East Side residents and other New Yorkers with over 50 programs located in 18 program sites across four core divisions, including employment and education.
The Marcy Lab School: This institution provides free technical training, leadership development, and direct access to high-growth technology careers for young adults from underestimated backgrounds.
Per Scholas: Its mission is to advance economic equity through rigorous training for tech careers and to connect skilled underrepresented talent to leading businesses.
STRIVE: A nonprofit agency headquartered in East Harlem that provides a pathway to life-changing careers and opportunities through comprehensive professional training, intensive personal support and self-empowerment for those who face societal barriers to advancement.
Upwardly Global: Its mission is to eliminate employment barriers for immigrant and refugee professionals and advance the inclusion of their skills into the U.S. economy through innovative skill-building and networking programs.
About Clayton, Dubilier & Rice
Clayton, Dubilier & Rice is a private investment firm with a strategy predicated on building stronger, more profitable businesses primarily in five industry sectors, including Industrials, Healthcare, Consumer, Technology and Financial Services. The CD&R Foundation was established with the goal of enabling "Equity through Opportunity" by strengthening the workforce development ecosystem at the local community, portfolio network, and employer level.
Onelegacy | May 30, 2022
OneLegacy's 2022 Donate Life Run/Walk will take place on June 4 at Azusa Pacific University's soccer grounds, marking 20 years of inspiring local communities to donate life. OneLegacy's largest fundraising event of the year will include a star-studded lineup, anchored by returning presenter Phillip Palmer, a living donor and ABC7's news anchor.
The Donate Life Run/Walk, organized by OneLegacy, is the nation's largest event of its type, attracting over 12,000 people to Cal State Fullerton in 2019 to honor the power of organ, eye, and tissue donation and transplantation. As a result of pandemic safety measures in Southern California, this year's event followed two years of virtual run/walks that were streamed live on Facebook and YouTube.
We are so excited to host an in-person event once again and to gather thousands of donor families, grateful recipients, living donors, and donation advocates at Azusa Pacific University. We look forward to sharing a special morning with our event participants as well as with our sponsors, exhibitors, elected officials, and community partners.”
Tom Mone, chief external affairs officer and vice president of foundation operations for OneLegacy
The program will begin with a poignant opening ceremony conducted by Phillip Palmer and featuring Univision 34 news presenter Gabriela Teissier and CBS news anchor Danya Bacchus. All-4-One, hip-hop veteran and heart recipient Kurtis Blow, and singer and entertainer Melody Thornton, who will sing the National Anthem, will all make special appearances. D.J.
Bunny will also be there to round out the star-studded program honoring 20 years of inspiring local communities to donate their lives. Politicians from the City of Azusa and other nearby cities and counties will be there to show their support for organ, eye, and tissue donation.
LifeLegacy | July 22, 2022
LifeLegacy, a platform created to allow all Americans leave a legacy for their families and favorite charities, has announced a strategic partnership with PlannedGiving.com, one of the most trusted planned giving marketing and donor relations companies in the nonprofit sector. LifeLegacy's proprietary product platform, including online wills, life insurance, advanced directives, power of attorney and more will now be available to thousands of PlannedGiving.com's clients through its LegacyPlanner suite.
The partnership is focused on allowing everyone, no matter their means, to leave the world a better place.
"LifeLegacy and PlannedGiving.com have similar goals. We want to bring human touch and technology together to help charitable organizations receive more planned gifts from donors, Our new LegacyPlanner wills and associated end-of-life planning documents are built on the LifeLegacy digital platform. LegacyPlanner gives fundraising leaders a tool that is accessible, simple, personal, secure and free to donors."
-Viken Mikaelian, CEO of Plannedgiving.com.
LifeLegacy's technology complements PlannedGiving.com's products and services and will support PlannedGiving.com's mission to help thousands of nonprofits, educational institutions and religious organizations drive more planned gifts.
Jordan Cassidy, co-founder of LifeLegacy, will join PlannedGiving.com as Head of Client Legacy Planning to lead all redistribution efforts.
A strong planned giving strategy with powerful online tools is critical to smooth the ebbs and flows of annual giving, says Jordan Cassidy. In uncertain times, annual donations may be reduced, but planning to give in the future takes on added importance. Leveraging tools available from LifeLegacy and PlannedGiving.com is a fiscally sound route for donors. Nonprofits can now secure the longevity of their mission and financial health via this unique partnership.
LifeLegacy's Legacy Planning platform democratizes legacy planning for all Americans and enables nonprofits, financial institutions, and PEOs to broaden the accessibility of estate planning for their donors, clients, and worksite employees.
PlannedGiving.com offers a suite of estate planning products such as LegacyPlanner and an estate planning kit called Live Well, Leave Well. PlannedGiving.com activates individuals of all demographics to think about and plan for the inevitable, while inspiring them to shape their legacy, and sparing their families unnecessary heartache.