Reed Exhibitions Pledges $1 Million to Minority Charities Over the Next 5 Years

Frances Ferrante
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LONDON — Reed Exhibitions is showing its commitment to social change, fighting injustice and fostering development by committing $1 million over the next five years to a selection of hand-picked charities around the world. The first allocation of $200,000 will go to non-profits in Brazil, South Africa, the UK and the U.S.

Devon DeAngelo, Social Media Manager, Reed MIDEM (France), has been coordinating the initiative on behalf of Reed’s Global Race Relations Committee. “This exciting launch is just the start of a powerful partnership!” said DeAngelo. “Where appropriate, we will also look to find opportunities to work with the charities to create workshops, hold open discussions and identify mentorship opportunities across Reed Exhibitions.”

The charities that will benefit from the 2020 donations are The Adus Instituto, Business Initiative for Racial Equality, and the Zumbi dos Palmares University in Brazil; 18Twenty8 and Oliver’s House in South Africa; Heritage Corner and The Racial Justice Network in the UK; and A Better Change in Darien and Ally2Action in the U.S.

Their missions are as individual as their locations. The Adus Instituto, based in São Paolo, aids refugees and other foreigners who are victims of forced migration. Heritage Corner creates collaborations and public services focused on the historic African presence in Yorkshire, UK. A Better Change in Darien aims to increase the number of well-educated young people of color in positions of responsibility and leadership in American society.

“When we launched our Global Race Relations Committee in July last year, we made a commitment to contribute financial support to facilitate positive sustainable change, both in terms of funding, but also services to organizations that help support social change, fight injustice and promote the rule of law,” said Hugh Jones, CEO of Reed Exhibitions. “The charities we will support have been identified in order to create meaningful, enduring changes that align with Reed Exhibitions’ strategic priorities and values, and I’m looking forward to working with them.”

Reach Devon DeAngelo at 33 1 79 71 90 00 or devon.deangelo@reedmidem.com and Hugh Jones at 44 20 8271 2134 or hjones@reedexpo.com.