Business Roundtable CEOs are committed to advancing racial equity and justice and addressing the racial wealth gap. The partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund is one way Business Roundtable member companies are doing their part to ensure equitable economic opportunity for all Americans.

In addition to partnering with TMCF, many Business Roundtable member companies also work directly with and provide support to HBCUs and other minority-serving institutions in the communities where they are headquartered or operate.


Over 50 companies are part of this initiative, including:


The Boeing Company

In 2018, Boeing made a $6 million investment to support the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. The five-year strategic investment provides talented, innovative and deserving HBCU students with scholarships, internships, immersive boot-camp experiences at Boeing sites across the United States, and on-campus engagements for students, faculty, and administrators.

Additionally, TMCF, in partnership with The Boeing Company, established the 2020-2021 Boeing | TMCF Scholar Program. This program provides an unparalleled career opportunity and scholarship for outstanding students attending Boeing HBCU partner schools. The program also provides students with complete college to career support- opening the door to a full-time career with Boeing across all business units. The highly competitive program targets students for opportunities in: engineering, IT and data analytics, finance, accounting, supply chain management, human resources, environmental health and safety, and facilities management.

Boeing also provides support for the Boeing HBCU Immersion program – a highly competitive program that brings together the brightest freshmen and sophomores from HBCU partner schools. Scholars attend a multi-day, all-inclusive introduction program at Boeing that highlights future career opportunities in Business, Information Technology, and Engineering. In addition, Boeing sponsors a three-day virtual immersion day to learn more about Boeing. In 2021, the virtual program included a case competition and site tours.

The Boeing | TMCF HBCU Investment is an initiative to build capacity within STEM and business-related functions at its partner HBCUs. To reach this goal, TMCF awards up to $50,000 in capacity-building grants to each of its eight priority HBCUs yearly for projects that build a pipeline of talented students pursuing and persisting in STEM and business fields through Boeing-aligned research and professional development.


Verisk’s efforts to promote opportunities for all span a range of programs and geographies. The company supports non-profit programs that enable talented students from disadvantaged circumstances to pursue their academic ambitions, gain valuable business experience through internships at the company, as well as encourage youth to enroll in STEM-related courses, and the company’s returnship program makes it easier for professionals returning to the workforce after time away.