JP Morgan Chase gives TSU $1 million
Written by admin on October 27, 2021
By KTSU2News Service
As supporters gathered in the College of Education auditorium, Texas Southern University and JP Morgan Chase announced a $1 million partnership today that will support the Jesse H. Jones School of Business’ Future Bankers Leadership Program, which is designed to open pathways for students seeking careers in finance.
Jamie Dimon, chairperson and CEO of JP Morgan Chase, said HBCUS like TSU have a well established history of preparing generations of talented African American students who have helped to shaped this nation.
“We recognize that talent is distributed equally but opportunity is not,” said Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase. “HBCUs have been producing top talent for decades and we feel that by expanding our partnerships more broadly, we’ll inspire a whole new generation of leaders to guide us into an exciting global economy and a more equitable future.”
TSU President Dr. Lesia Crumpton-Young said this partnership will transform lives.
“We look forward to a strategic relationship that will enhance the career trajectory of our students, provide professional resources for our faculty, and elevate the financial and entrepreneurial prowess of our entire TSU community. We are grateful for the generous donation of the time, talent and resources of the JPMorgan Chase team,” Crumpton-Young.
The TSU investment is part of Chase’s $30 billion initiative to bring more economic opportunities to underserved communities.
In September, Chase made a multi-million dollar investment in Unity National Bank, Texas’ only Black bank. Unity is less than a mile away from TSU. #KTSU2News #KTSU2