The first Black CEO of McDonalds and his wife, a nonprofit education leader, discuss breaking racial barriers throughout their careers.
The Innovator Awards recognize companies who are at the forefront of social innovation in business.
The awards celebrate companies across three categories of innovation: marrying profit and purpose, social impact, and environmental stewardship.
On April 28, former McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson and wife Elizabeth will dole out $1 million to five organizations achieving the goals of diversity in teaching and economic mobility in the Black community in an online event headlined by such luminaries as hip-hop artist Common and basketball legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson.
Our very own, Liz Thompson, CAFE President, was featured, on Chicago Tonight, alongside Monique Brunson Jones from Forefront and Tawa Mitchell from the MacArthur Foundation, in a panel on Black philanthropy.
A reflection on The 1954 Project Luminary Awards celebration was recently featured in Inside Philanthropy.
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