As our communities nationwide mourn the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and many others, Hilltop Holdings stands firm against racial injustice, prejudice and violence. Hilltop’s core principles—which include integrity and respect as key tenets—dictate that every person deserves equal access to justice and opportunity. This is a goal that can and should be shared by all.
As we continue to learn about the depth and breadth of the issue of social injustice, we are compelled to take steps to help bring about new levels of awareness and change in our company and in the communities where we live and work.
This starts with listening, enhancing our awareness about racial biases, and renewing our strategic focus on diversity and inclusion. In the weeks ahead, we will continue listening to our associates and will also be launching training to all employees so that we can improve diversity and inclusion in our company.
In addition, Hilltop Holdings will be donating $1 million towards improving equity in education in America, as access to quality education is foundational and paramount to society.
While these actions alone are not a solution, they are a start. Hilltop Holdings will continue to support our employees and our communities with empathy and compassion. By standing together and living out our core principles, we believe that we can make a difference and bring about a better tomorrow.