Jackie Robinson Foundation

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Building facade with interior window treatments reading "The Jackie Robinson Museum"
Headquarters of the Jackie Robinson Foundation and future home of the Jackie Robinson Museum and Learning Center

The Jackie Robinson Foundation is a non-profit organization which gives scholarships to minority youths for higher education, as well as preserving the legacy of Baseball Hall of Fame member, Jackie Robinson. The foundation was founded by Rachel Robinson, the wife of Jackie, in 1973, a couple of months after his death. Since its founding, over 1,450 individuals have received scholarships. Aside from the financial assistance the foundation provides to many qualified individuals, it also runs education and leadership development programs. Support for the foundation comes from various sponsors. Among its supporters are Major League Baseball, the Los Angeles Dodgers, General Electric, Goldman Sachs, and JPMorgan Chase.

The foundation was Founding Sports Partner of the Sports Museum of America at 26 Broadway (which closed in February 2009).

ROBIE Award[edit]

The foundation presents the ROBIE award, a tribute to an individual who has promoted and expanded opportunities for minorities in the corporate world. The 2011 awardees were Sean "Diddy" Combs (Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bad Boy Entertainment Group), Ingrid Saunders Jones (Senior Vice President, the Coca Cola Company) and Joseph R. Perella (Founding Partner, Chairman and CEO of Perella Weinberg Partners).[1]

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  1. ^ "CR Magazine Announces Responsible CEO of Year Award Winners: Top CEOs Recognized for Aligning Business Interests with Corporate Social Responsibility". EON: Enhanced Online News. Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine. September 28, 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-09. In 2006, [Donald Knauss, chairman and CEO of The Clorox Company,] received The Jackie Robinson Foundation’s ROBIE award, a tribute to an individual who has promoted and expanded opportunities for minorities in the corporate world. 

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