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MetLife Supporting UNCF and HBCUs for More than 75 years

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MetLife and MetLife Foundation have partnered with UNCF since 1946 and helped finance the education of thousands of students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

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MetLife Foundation Directs Corporate Art Funds to Underserved Creatives

$1.875 million in proceeds from sale of iconic murals gifted to New York City-based programs that support diverse young artists
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NEW YORK, June 3, 2022 /3BL Media/ - In 1940, MetLife contacted renowned painter and illustrator N.C. Wyeth with a proposal: Create a large-scale mural series to grace the walls of its headquarters, then located at One Madison Avenue. The ambitious collection, entitled The New England Series, was Wyeth’s last commission before his death in 1945, when his son, Andrew, and his son-in-law, John McCoy, took on the balance of the project.

MetLife Foundation Announces Additional $1 Million to Support Students at HBCUs

Latest grant to the UNCF rounds out MetLife Foundation’s $5 million commitment to racial equity announced in 2020
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NEW YORK, March 28, 2022 /3BL Media/ - MetLife Foundation is providing an additional $1 million to the UNCF to help finance scholarships at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

MetLife President and CEO Michel Khalaf announced this commitment last night during the 2022 UNCF annual gala held in New York City. At the event, Khalaf also accepted UNCF’s Legacy Partner Award on behalf of MetLife. MetLife has partnered with the UNCF since 1946.

MetLife Announces 2030 DEI Commitments

MetLife and MetLife Foundation commit more than $2.5 billion to deepen impact across workforce and society
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NEW YORK, March 25, 2022 /3BL Media/ - MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) today announced a broad set of 2030 diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) commitments designed to address the needs of the underserved and underrepresented through a mix of investments, products and services, supply chain, volunteering, and community efforts.  

The extensive package of DEI commitments augments the global insurer’s robust sustainability efforts, which are anchored to its business strategy and informed by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

MetLife Names Tia Hodges Head of Corporate Giving and Employee Volunteerism

Hodges will also serve as president and chief executive officer of MetLife Foundation
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NEW YORK, July 13, 2021 /3BL Media/ - MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) today announced that Tia Hodges will join the company as vice president and head of Corporate Giving and Employee Volunteerism, effective July 26, 2021. Hodges will also serve as president and chief executive officer of MetLife Foundation. She will report to Mike Zarcone, executive vice president and head of Corporate Affairs for MetLife and chairman of MetLife Foundation.

MetLife to Originate $500 Million in Social and Environmental Impact Investments by 2030

Latest Sustainability Report Highlights MetLife’s Actions to Advance Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace and Society
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NEW YORK, June 22, 2021 /3BL Media/ – In its annual Sustainability Report, released today, MetLife highlights its commitment to originating $500 million in new impact investments by 2030.

MetLife Foundation Provides Financial Support to Help India and Bangladesh Fight COVID-19 Spread

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Hong Kong, April 28, 2021 – MetLife Foundation announced today that it is donating USD1.5 million to fund targeted support in India and Bangladesh as both countries struggle to cope with the devastating wave of COVID-19 cases.

The Foundation will channel funds through its partners, including: 

  • Habitat for Humanity (India) – to deploy additional beds, equipment, and set-up costs for COVID-19 emergency facilities in Delhi, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses and MetLife Foundation Partner With Leading Pro Bono Expert Taproot Foundation to Support Small Businesses

Taproot launches Taproot Plus for Small Business offering free virtual consulting support in the wake of COVID-19
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SAN FRANCISCO, August 25, 2020 /3BL Media/ - In response to the dire economic challenges presented by COVID-19, Taproot Foundation, a national nonprofit that connects organizations with volunteers sharing their professional expertise pro bono, today announced it will open its online volunteer matchmaking program to small businesses in need of professional consulting support. Taproot Plus for Small Business is made possible in part by support from MetLife Foundation and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses.

MetLife Foundation Commits $25 Million to Global COVID-19 Response

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NEW YORK, March 31, 2020 /3BL Media/ - MetLife Foundation today announced that it is committing $25 million to the global response to COVID-19 in support of communities impacted by the pandemic. The grant funding from MetLife Foundation will span all regions where MetLife operates, and will address both short- and longer-term relief efforts.  

MetLife Foundation Donates $100,000 to Rhode Island Community Food Bank to Help Those Impacted by Coronavirus

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WARWICK, R.I., April 6, 2020 /3BL Media/ – MetLife Foundation announced today that it is donating $100,000 to Rhode Island Community Food Bank to help deal with increased demand for their services as a result of coronavirus.

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