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United, Chase and Visa Team Up to Celebrate Black History Month

United Explorer and United Club Visa Cardmembers earn five total miles for every dollar donated to select charities supporting civil rights and education
February 04, 2021

CHICAGO, Feb. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of Black History Month, United Airlines, Chase and Visa are encouraging and rewarding United Credit Cardmembers who make donations to non-profits focused on providing access to educational opportunities for Black students and supporting human and civil rights policies. Between February 1 and March 15, 2021, United Explorer and United Club Visa Cardmembers will receive five total miles for every dollar (up to $1,000) in donations made to the following organizations:

  • The Thurgood Marshall College Fund – a non-profit organization established in 1987 as the nation's largest organization exclusively representing the Black College Community. TMCF's member-schools include 47 publicly supported Historically Black College and Universities that enroll nearly 300,000 students.
  • The Leadership Conference Education Fund – an organization that builds public support for laws and policies that promote and protect civil and human rights.
  • The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund – a premier legal organization fighting for racial justice through litigation, advocacy, and public education.
  • United Negro College Fund – a non-profit that supports under-represented students looking to continue their education.

    "Black History Month is not only a time of celebration and reflection but also presents an opportunity to seize on that heightened awareness to take action," said Jessica Kimbrough, chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer at United. "By working closely with our partners at Chase and Visa, United Airlines is proud to offer cardmembers a unique opportunity to support groups that are focused on the advancement of civil rights and then reward them for their contribution."

    "JPMorgan Chase is committed to driving real and sustainable change for Black communities and we're using this time to reflect both on the past and on our commitment to build a more equitable future," said Ed Olebe, president of co-brand cards at JPMorgan Chase. "This effort is an example of how to harness our collective expertise – along with our United and Visa partners – to build a program that gives back to organizations making a difference, while at the same time rewarding our joint customers."

    "The black and African American community is being disproportionately impacted by the pandemic in the United States, which will require short and long-term solutions to help this community recover," said Suzan Kereere, global head, merchant sales and acquiring at Visa. "For Visa, partnerships are one way we will leverage our network to bridge gaps in funding and opportunity for Black communities. This campaign is one example of Visa's unwavering commitment to address social injustice and racial equality, which will continue to be a priority for our business."

    To learn more or to donate to these organizations, customers can visit United.com/BlackHistoryMonth.

    About United

    United's shared purpose is "Connecting People. Uniting the World." For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter and Instagram or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Airlines Holdings, Inc., is traded on the Nasdaq under the symbol "UAL".

    About Chase

    Chase is the U.S. consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan Chase & Co., a leading global financial services firm with assets of $3.4 trillion and operations worldwide. Chase serves more than 60 million American households with a broad range of financial services, including personal banking, credit cards, mortgages, auto financing, investment advice, small business loans and payment processing. Customers can choose how and where they want to bank: More than 4,700 branches in 38 states and the District of Columbia, 16,000 ATMs, mobile, online and by phone. For more information, go to chase.com.

    About Visa

    Visa Inc. is the world's leader in digital payments. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company's relentless focus on innovation is a catalyst for the rapid growth of digital commerce on any device, for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce. For more information, visit: About Visa, visa.com/blog and @VisaNews.

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