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Read the latest news mentions about Robert F. Smith and his business and giving to support his communities.

7 change-making Texans named to Time's 100 Most Influential People 2020

09/24/2020

Robert F. Smith is one of seven Texans to be named to TIME 100 “Mos Influential List” in 2020, joining fellow Texans Megan Thee Stallion, General Charles Q. Brown Jr. and Selena Gomez.

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Robert F. Smith is on the 2020 Time 100 List

09/23/2020

Read Samuel L. Jackson and Latanya Richardson Jackson on why Smith’s philanthropy and work to advance racial equality makes him one of the most influential people.

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Time's 100 Most Influential People list features Dr. Anthony Fauci, Black Lives Matter founders

09/23/2020

Robert F. Smith was named to Time’s 100 Most Influential People of 2020 in recognition of his philanthropic work.

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Delivering Alpha 2020 Agenda

09/23/2020

Robert F. Smith joins CNBC for their annual Alpha conference to talk about strategies and solution for achieving high-returns on investments.

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Inside The Massive New Effort To Get Minorities On Corporate Boards

09/17/2020

Robert F. Smith as CEO, Founder and President of Vista Equity is helping lead the charge to increase diversity on corporate boards by creating 5 new board seats.

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Bishop Daniel Findikyan Elected to Appeal of Conscience Foundation Board

09/10/2020

Robert F. Smith is being awarded the Armenian Church of America’s “Appeal of Conscience Award” for his work in supporting our communities during the global pandemic.

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Black Medical Schools To Receive $100 Million from Michael Bloomberg

09/04/2020

Robert F. Smith commends Bloomberg Philanthropies commitment to give $100 million to four Black medical schools to reduce the gap in systemic economic inequality between Black Americans and their white counterparts.

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What Black Business Owners Need Most Right Now, According to Black Business Owners

08/24/2020

Inc. explores what black business owners need to rebuild after COVID-19 and spotlights Robert F. Smith call for corporate America to step up and take steps to address structural racism and access to capital for communities of color.

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U.S. companies should consider slavery reparations, Vista Equity CEO says

08/12/2020

Robert F. Smith argues that companies who benefited from slavery should consider paying reparations.

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Billionaire Robert Smith Urges Corporations To Take ‘Action’ On Reparations

08/12/2020

Robert F. Smith calls on private companies that benefited from the slave trade to take action and make reparations to African-Americans.

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