Kimberly Davis

Kimberly Davis
Managing Director of Global Philanthropy, President, JPMorgan Chase Foundation
JPMorgan Chase

2011 Corporate Philanthropy

While dozens of research reports provide statistics that challenge our nation’s young men of color, Mynor, a Bronx native and sophomore in high school, is breaking barriers to beat the odds against him. As the eldest of five children born to a Puerto Rican native who works in the local laundromat, Mynor is committed to becoming the first college graduate in his family.

“I have learned the hard way that even one poor choice can jeopardize my future,” said Mynor. “Being a part of a program like The Fellowship Initiative (TFI) provides the motivation I need to realize my potential.” Through JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s investment in TFI, Mynor has the opportunity to excel.

TFI takes corporate responsibility to a new level as a firm-based initiative which leverages the best practices of JPMorgan Foundation grantees and employees committed to helping to improve the academic and professional outcomes for young men of color. TFI students are able to take advantage of opportunities that would not traditionally be provided to them. In addition, they benefit from the support of a brotherhood of other young men and JPMC mentors from all levels across the firm.

“Mentoring has opened my eyes to the complexities and difficulties of being a young adult in our society today,” shared Larry Holodak, a managing director with JPMorgan Chase & Co., who mentors Mynor.

TFI represents one of JPMorgan chase & Vo.’s key investments in education. According to Kimberly B. Davis, president of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, “If a company is really in it to win it, we must identify effective ways to expand the pipeline of talented people of color.”

By providing access to a variety of opportunities, The Fellowship Initiative is committed to helping young men reach their potential and establishing them as the next generation of global leaders.

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