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Meijer’s D&I Efforts Continue With $1M Urban League Donation

Retailer invests in 19 chapters across the Midwest
Meijer Urban League Donation Louisville
Photograph courtesy of Meijer

In continuation of its ongoing commitment in diversity and inclusion, Meijer announced it is investing $1 million in 19 Urban League chapters across the Midwest.

"Meijer cares about the communities it serves, and we recognize that it takes time, dedication and thoughtful actions to make a positive difference," Meijer President and CEO Rick Keyes said in a release. "We are dedicated to strengthening our D&I efforts and applaud the National Urban League's commitment to provide economic empowerment, educational opportunities and the guarantee of civil rights.”

The $1 million contribution will be given to the following Urban League chapters:

  • Akron Community Service Center & Urban League in Cleveland
  • Chicago Urban League
  • Columbus Urban League
  • Fort Wayne Urban League
  • Grand Rapids Urban League
  • Indianapolis Urban League
  • Lorain County Urban League in Cleveland
  • Louisville Urban League
  • Milwaukee Urban League
  • Quad County Urban League in North Chicago
  • Southwestern Michigan Urban League
  • Tri-County Urban League in Central Illinois
  • Urban League of Detroit & Southeastern Michigan
  • Urban League of Greater Cleveland
  • Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio in Cincinnati
  • Urban League of Lexington-Fayette County
  • Urban League of Northwest Indiana
  • Urban League of Racine & Kenosha
  • Urban League of Springfield in Central Illinois

"We are on a journey at Meijer, and believe this investment in these Urban Leagues will help bring a future of hope, equality and respect for our Black and African American communities," said Tim Williams, VP of diversity and inclusion for Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Meijer.

Part of Meijer’s commitment to diversity and inclusion includes bringing more diverse-owned brands to it shelves. It will host its second Supplier Diversity Summit from May 4-6, giving certified minority-, LGBTQ-, woman-, veteran- and disability-owned businesses the chance to showcase their retail-ready products to interested merchants.

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