Taylor proudly announced a partnership with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) to establish a HBCU CLASS OF 2020 LOAN FORGIVENESS GRANT. The grants will be administered by the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) to 2020 HBCU graduates.
The goal of the campaign is to raise $50,000, which would provide up to 25 grants of $2,000 each to 2020 HBCU graduates to be applied against their student loans. Donations to the fund can be made via this link through the UNCF website. Taylor will make a matching donation up to $20,000.
To help launch the fund raising drive, more than two dozen Taylor colleagues came together via Zoom to deliver an emotional, hopeful and encouraging video tribute to this year’s graduates of Historically Black Colleges and Universities nationwide. Written by Joel Daniels and Ranjani Gopalarathinam of the Taylor Creative team, this tribute, entitled “POWER IN YOUR PURPOSE,” was introduced on Saturday May 16 to coincide with the virtual 2020 HBCU Commencement Ceremony.
Taylor has a long history supporting students from HBCU member institutions. Through its HBCU Summer Internship program, which was established in 2006, Taylor has provided students with the paid, full-time internship opportunity (including housing costs) to live and work in New York for the summer while serving as a member of client account teams. The agency has also partnered with UNCF on a number of educational initiatives and supports the organization’s annual fundraising events.
“I am very proud of the manner in which my Taylor colleagues came together to honor the HBCU Class of 2020,” said Tony Signore, CEO & Managing Partner of Taylor. “Over the past 15 years, I’ve had the honor and privilege of collaborating with HBCUs nationwide – administrative leaders, faculty and most of all, the students – and with each and every engagement, I come away filled with great pride, encouragement and inspiration.”