Frankfurt, April 19, 2021 // Goldman Sachs Gives is supporting the non-profit organization Afro Deutsches Akademiker Netzwerk (ADAN) e.V. with €45,000 through the Goldman Sachs Fund for Racial Equity. The donation will help the organization to further professionalize its structures and set up projects such as the “ADAN Entrepreneurship Academy”. By supporting ADAN eV, a diaspora organization for Afro-Germans, Africans and students and professionals interested in Africa, Goldman Sachs is a partner for underrepresented groups of society and promotes the important work of leading organizations that deal with their structural and address economic inequality.
“We need more support for aspiring entrepreneurs in the BPoC community. Statistics show that BPoC are structurally underrepresented in the field of entrepreneurship. With the ADAN Entrepreneurship Academy we want to counteract this. The aim of the Entrepreneurship Academy is to equip start-up teams with at least one BPoC with the knowledge, network and prerequisites needed to start a successful business,” says Allie Bangura, founder and board member of ADAN e.V.
“We are pleased to be able to support ADAN e.V., an organization dedicated to promoting equal opportunities,” says Wolfgang Fink, Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs Bank Europe SE in Frankfurt. “As a company, Goldman Sachs has set itself the goal of promoting inclusive, sustainable growth worldwide. We would also like to make a contribution in Germany to driving tangible changes for black people and people of color.”
About ADAN e.V.
The Afro German Academics Network (ADAN e.V.) is a non-profit association that offers a platform for exchange for Afro-Germans, Africans and students interested in Africa, as well as professionals. The association with headquarters in Frankfurt am Main was founded in 2014. Across Germany, over 300 members in seven cities are part of ADAN. With its work, the network makes diversity and Black and People of Color role models (BPoC) visible for young generations in German society, makes an important contribution to the development of Africa and conveys a differentiated picture of the continent. With various events and formats, ADAN strengthens its members in their personal and professional development and makes a lasting contribution to reducing the structural disadvantages of BPoC in Germany and Europe.
About Goldman Sachs Gives
Goldman Sachs Gives, a Goldman Sachs giving fund, is committed to nurturing innovative ideas, solving economic and social problems, and enabling progress in underserved communities around the world. Current and former Goldman Sachs employees recommend suitable non-profit organizations that the donation fund supports financially. To date, Goldman Sachs Gives has awarded nearly $1.8 billion in grants and has worked with 8,000 nonprofit organizations in 100 countries worldwide. In June 2020, Goldman Sachs Gives launched the $10 million Goldman Sachs Fund for Racial Equity to support the important work of leading organizations in addressing racial discrimination and structural and economic inequality. This commitment builds on more than $200 million that Goldman Sachs has donated over the past decade to organizations that serve communities of color.
Alhaji Allie Bangura
Afro German Academics Network (ADAN e.V.)
Tel: + 49 173 6725097
Goldman Sachs, Executive Director, Corporate Communications Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Phone: +49 69 7532 2550