Bennett Thrasher (BT) is proud to share that it has established a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) endowment with the Bennett Thrasher Foundation to support DE&I initiatives in the communities in which our associates live and work. BT is excited to announce its initial grant of $300,000 in conjunction with the Firm’s celebration of Black History Month.
Use of the endowment funds is separate from the BT Foundation’s general grant making and will be limited to supporting DE&I programs recommended by BT’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. This endowment follows-through on BT’s Commitment to Action and the firm’s strong commitment to champion change where we live and work. The endowment is expected to grow over the years and the firm plans to closely track its impact in our communities.
“We are excited to launch this innovative endowment fund that will significantly impact our communities,” said Jeff Eischeid, Bennett Thrasher’s Managing Partner. “BT is committed to furthering Diversity, Equity and Inclusion throughout our workplace, the accounting industry and beyond, and we feel that our contribution will create a long-lasting legacy that benefits many. I cannot think of a better time to share this news than during Black History Month, which honors the milestones, accomplishments and contributions of past generations. We hope this endowment fund will ignite real change in our communities and across the country.”
BT’s DE&I Mission
To strengthen the organization by creating a diverse and inclusive environment, where all associates are encouraged to reach their full potential for the benefit of each associate, our clients and our community. This mission is supported by:
- A powerful commitment to promote a diverse and inclusive organization.
- A program of action, education and leadership.
- A responsibility to recruit, develop and retain professionals that share our core values regardless of our differences.
- An unwavering commitment to excellence.
About the BT Foundation
Established in 2003, the Bennett Thrasher Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of Bennett Thrasher associates. These associates are responsible for carrying out the mission of assisting charitable organizations primarily in the greater Atlanta Metropolitan area. Together with our time and monetary grants, the Foundation is primarily funded from a percentage of the Firm’s top line revenues.