Award caps $30,000 in employee-led charitable contributions in 2020
Reinvestment Fund today announced two nonprofits as the winners of its annual Community Champion Award: 215 People’s Alliance and Tenant Union Representative Network (TURN). Based in Philadelphia, both organizations have been very active in COVID response and are particularly aligned with Reinvestment Fund’s own efforts around food justice and reforms to reduce evictions.
“At a time when the coronavirus pandemic has upended lives in so many ways, 215 People’s Alliance and Tenant Union Representative Network have been extraordinary in their efforts to support families and communities,” said Amanda High, Reinvestment Fund’s Chief of Strategic Initiatives. “We are delighted to honor these organizations with this award and to shine a light on their outstanding work.”Read More
Reinvestment Fund is among the 150 newly selected winners of Real Leaders 2021 “Top Impact Companies” from around the world. The Impact Awards is a global ranking of companies whose products or services address social or environmental challenges.
“We are honored to be among some of today’s leaders in making a positive difference,” said Don Hinkle-Brown, President and CEO of Reinvestment Fund. “Our long-term focus on ensuring that people in all communities have the opportunities they strive for has been a huge part of achieving this award”.
The 2021 award winners include game-changers such as: Tesla, Beyond Meat, Patagonia and 147 other well-respected impact brands of all sizes and from a variety of industries. Winners are selected through a rigorous process that considers how companies are solving business problems in socially constructive ways.Read More
Our nation witnessed terror as a mob stormed the U.S. Capitol to disrupt the validation of the 2020 presidential election on January 6th. Our beautiful Capitol building and the democratic process did not instill awe or respect as it should. Instead we saw the crowd bring vandalism, Confederate flags, weapons and violence. The act was shameful and unpatriotic.
We urge lawmakers and law enforcement authorities to hold accountable those who participated in and incited this violence.
The events also underscored what is hard to ignore. First, that ground was ceded to this illegal and violent mob over and over. Contrast that with the unarmed peaceful BLM protests this summer that were met with near constant police and military violence. Second, we saw ample video evidence that some of the security forces were welcoming of and embracing the mob, restrained in the use of force. White privilege, bigotry and institutional racism were on full display.Read More