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Robert F. Smith Speaks With Van Jones About Racial Justice at Town & Country’s Virtual Philanthropy Summit

Robert F. Smith took part in this year’s virtual Town & Country Philanthropy Summit, speaking from his home to thousands of viewers who joined remotely. Inspired by Town & Country’s Summer 2020 Philanthropy Issue, the four-day virtual event featured conversations with some of the world’s leading humanitarians about racial justice, education, crisis philanthropy, and more. …

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Robert F. Smith and Matthew Burkett Are Expanding Outdoor Experiences For All Through Lincoln Hills Cares

Lincoln Hills Cares is a non-profit outdoor education center located in Colorado. Lincoln Hills Care’s goal is to help develop the next generation of leaders through “outdoor education and recreation, cultural history exploration and workforce advancement.” The organization also holds a particular focus on giving young people access to outdoor experiences who otherwise may not …

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Protecting Black-Owned Businesses This Black Business Month

August is Black business month — the month that we recognize and celebrate the impact and the value that Black businesses have on our communities and our country. This year is different however. Black-owned businesses are in crisis and have been hit the hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Black-owned businesses are almost twice as likely to …

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Three Ways Robert F. Smith Is Using Philanthropy to Tackle Racial Disparities

For years, Robert F. Smith has leveraged not only his voice and influence, but focused his philanthropic efforts on tackling one of our country’s biggest challenges: racial disparities and inequities. Below are three examples of Smith’s creative efforts to reduce racial disparities and inequities in America.  Student Debt: Today, Black students are more likely to …

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Robert F. Smith on the Role Companies Can Play in Addressing Racial Inequality

Many private sector companies are embracing their role in creating more equitable workplaces, addressing racial inequality and even donating to causes working to end racism. Robert F. Smith argues that if we want to see lasting, meaningful change, this should just be the beginning of the private sector’s efforts to address structural racism. Smith believes …

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Building Capital and Hope: A Conversation Between Steve Harvey and Robert F. Smith

Last week, Robert F. Smith joined actor Steve Harvey for a candid conversation as part of Beloved Benefit’s new series, which features national leaders to talk about race, economic mobility and building our communities in order to inspire deeper connections and spark action.  Across the conversation, there was a common thread: how can we come …

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Robert F. Smith Partners With the Prostate Cancer Foundation

Prostate cancer is the third-leading cause of cancer death in the U.S., and African American men are 73 percent more likely to develop prostate cancer than any other race or ethnicity. Today, most genomic studies of prostate cancer focus on men of European ancestry. In order to better detect prostate cancer and end one of …

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Robert F. Smith to Be Interviewed for First Episode of the “Beloved Benefit Conversation Series”

Robert F. Smith will be interviewed by radio personality Steve Harvey in the first episode of the “Beloved Benefit Conversation Series,” from the organizers of the annual “Beloved Benefit” gala.  The annual Beloved Benefit event raises millions of dollars for nonprofit organizations in the metro Atlanta area. To date, more than $5 million has been …

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