Diageo North America donated $1 million to the MDC Foundation to support higher education
Miami Dade College (MDC) Foundation will be creating an endowment fund to offer financial assistance to students in different fields and specializations. For their fund, the Miami Dade College (MDC) Foundation will receive $1 million in donations from Diageo North America.
90% of Miami Dade College’s population comprises Black and Hispanic students. The program is aimed at providing for youth from these backgrounds who are looking for opportunities to receive higher education.
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About Diageo North America
Diageo North America is a top-class drinks business and a leading consumer packaged goods in the U.S and Canada. Their collection includes Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Crown Royal, Casamigos, and many others.
Diageo North America's views on the donation
Stephanie Childs, Diageo North America's executive vice president of corporate relations shares that through this alliance, they can act on their commitment to forming an equitable society. She conveys that they can address structural barriers by investing in universities with a similar motive.
Stephanie Childs also adds that she’s proud to take their program up a notch by supporting higher education and associating with a university with a similar commitment.
On the other hand, Miami Dade College’s president, Madeline Pumariega, states that she and the institution are incredibly grateful for this generosity. She further mentions that MDC will join hands with Diageo to create and expand educational opportunities for the youth.
She shares that they aim to bridge the gap between talent and the lack of opportunities for talented students that deserve it. This partnership also means more donations to support African American colleges and universities (HBCUs).
Moreover, Diageo has joined the Congressional HBCU Partnership Challenge as part of this program to support positive policies for higher education institutions.
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