Our response to advancing equity

Over the past few weeks, as people across the globe push back against a long history of anti-Black violence and injustice, we have been reflecting on our place in the movement. The recent, needless killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and so many Black Americans have rightly sparked a renewed demand for change. While we are disheartened that it has taken this long and this much to drive our nation toward equity, we are hopeful at seeing people across spectrums of age and race come together to bend the arc.

We echo the cry for accountability. We understand the anger. We believe Black Lives Matter.

The collision of this triple pandemic of health, economic, and racial injustice has pushed those who were already vulnerable closer to the edge. It has highlighted deep inequities in healthcare, education, jobs, and justice based on where you live and the color of your skin.

Legacy Foundation’s Commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access

We will not tolerate racism in our organization or in the neighborhoods where we live and work. As the community foundation for Lake County, we are committed to seeing all residents lifted to their fullest potential. Our experience has shown us that when we work together, there is positive and meaningful and long-lasting change.

At Legacy Foundation, we are committed to taking immediate and long-term action to uplift the voices, the needs, and the rights of every minority group. We call on you to join us in the work of advancing racial equity and justice.