The Principal Charity Classic and Sammons Financial Group have partnered to launch a new program called the Legacy Project, which will donate to organizations with defined goals, strategies, and measurable outcomes to address the issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. First-year funding in the amount of $50,000 will go to The Directors Council (TDC), a Des Moines-based not-for-profit organization committed to developing social service programs focused on racial disparities and inequities in the areas of employment, education, financial inclusion, health, and housing.
The contribution will directly support TDC’s One Economy program designed to unite the community through a shared commitment to eliminating racial economic disparities. The funds will be used to create summer employment experiences for low-income youth ages 14-21 in greater Des Moines. This need was identified as a strategic goal of TDC and outlined in One Economy’s Blueprint For Action unveiled last year.
It is estimated the number of summer employment participants could grow to more than 1,200 youth by 2023 as other Des Moines-area businesses take part in the Legacy Project. Interested companies should contact the Principal Charity Classic for details on how to participate.