Delta Air Lines is providing 1,000 shares of stock to Black and Latinx students across the U.S. as part of a joint initiative aimed at setting kids on a path to financial freedom and closing the country’s wealth gap.
The “One Stock. One Future.” initiative is led by Goalsetter and philanthropist Robert F. Smith, founder, chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners. The program, which calls on Fortune 1000 companies to collectively donate 1 million shares of stock, kicked off in October by gifting five shares of stock to 2,900 students, educators and staff members at the Eagle Academies for Young Men, a network of public, all-boys schools serving young men of color in New York City and Newark, New Jersey.
“The wealth gaps caused by racial inequality and social injustice are a proven barrier to creating an equitable world,” said Ashley Black, Delta’s Director of Global Equity Strategies. “Through this program, youths are not only given access to real capital, but they are given a platform to learn about stocks, investment and savings, all of which are pivotal to building the generational wealth needed to begin closing the gaps.”
Delta’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is driven by its purpose of connecting and reflecting the world. This partnership with the “One Stock. One Future” initiative allows us to live out our promise to boldly pursue equity through our actions and influence.
We hold ourselves accountable toward these goals in partnership with Delta’s CEO, Ed Bastian, Delta’s Leadership Council, our Board of Directors, the Corporate Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council and our partnerships with external organizations like OneTen, Operation Hope and the Metro Atlanta Chamber’s ATL Action for Racial Equity.
Find out more about how to participate at goalsetter.co/onestockonefuture.