Hennessy Commits $10 Million to Thurgood Marshall College Fund for Graduate Students at HBCUs


April 22, 2019

Hennessy and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) are partnering to make sure more Black leaders reach the executive level in corporate America. 

The new program, called Hennessy Fellows, is specifically focused on funding for graduate students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.  

“Continuing a heritage of support and celebration of the African American community that began over one hundred years ago, Hennessy is excited to partner with TMCF to help ensure more diversity in leadership roles,” said Giles Woodyer, SVP of Hennessy US, in a press release. He continued, “The immediate goal of the Hennessy Fellows program is to create a pipeline of highly qualified talent over the next 10 years and help prepare these future leaders for success.”


Over the next ten years, Hennessy has committed $10 million dollars to build out the program which will include executive coaching, up to $20,000 per academic year, a $10,000 annual stipend for other education expenses and access to training and additional professional development opportunities.

Applications are currently open through May 5th for the inaugural class of fellows. For more information visit www.tmcf.org/HFP  

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