American Express Announces Grants in Support of the Black Community

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NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE AND NAACP LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATIONAL FUND TO RECEIVE $1 MILLION IN FINANCIAL SUPPORT

June 3, 2020
NEW YORK

The following memo from Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Stephen J. Squeri was sent to American Express colleagues yesterday:

After my note on Friday, many of you reached out asking what we as a company will do to support our African American colleagues and the Black Community, and what you can do to help.

Today, we are pledging $1 million to support two social justice organizations that we have longstanding relationships with: The National Urban League and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. The National Urban League is a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment, education, equity and social justice, and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund is one of the leading civil rights organizations fighting for racial equity and justice. 

For our U.S. colleagues who wish to help, we will match your contributions to these and other social justice organizations through our Gift Matching Program. You can search the database for eligible organizations, and American Express will match your contribution up to the maximum amount allowed by the program.

I am extremely proud of how our American Express colleagues continue to show up and support one another through these tough times. I am grateful for your continued questions, feedback and comments. Your openness and candor have created important dialogue for us at all levels, so please keep them coming. We back you—and we are all in this together.

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About American Express

American Express is a globally integrated payments company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. Learn more at americanexpress.com, and connect with us on facebook.com/americanexpress, instagram.com/americanexpress, Linkedin.com/company/american-express, twitter.com/americanexpress, and youtube.com/americanexpress.

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