We all deserve the chance for a life of security, faith, family, friends, and prosperity. That’s why Playfair Planning Services is committed to helping create a community of equality where everyone has the opportunity to pursue their dreams.
While we are passionate about many causes, the Black Lives Matter movement has highlighted with devastating clarity just how imperative it is to focus on our fight against racism.
This year for GivingTuesday, I am fundraising for READ 718, a Brooklyn literacy nonprofit doing great work on behalf of kids reading below grade level. Please consider supporting this terrific organization: https://www.brooklyngives.org/p2p/276535/kim-bourne.
We are inspired by the Harvard Business Review article U.S. Businesses Must Take Meaningful Action Against Racism, and we are committing to internal change with the following action plan:
This list is by no means exhaustive, but our immediate steps are:
Our not-for-profit efforts draw from the HEMS standard used in estate and trust planning to identify and found charities with missions that enhance the health, education, maintenance, and support of black people.
The Financial Implications of Slavery Heritage (FISH)
I recently founded FISH with other black financial professionals across the United States who share similar urban offices where concentrations of black people reside. Our goal is to educate the public and empower financial well-being. FISH
While we continue to vet other not-for-profit organizations, we hope that you join us now in support of The Girl Scout Council of Greater NY. It’s the only Girl Scout Council serving a 100% urban population, with over 70% of girls representing underserved neighborhoods or black girls. Their programs check all four HEMS boxes with opportunities to learn about leadership, inclusion, entrepreneurship, STEM careers, nature, and so much more. Like Playfair Planning Services, GSGNYC is not merely issuing a statement; they are making a change.
Donate to the positive change!