MANRRS Announces Donation from Tractor Supply Co. Foundation
MANRRS Receives Donation From Tractor Supply
Company to Advance Opportunities for Minorities
ATLANTA, GA., August 17, 2020 — MANRRS, today announced it has received a $25,000 donation from the Tractor Supply Company Foundation, the charitable arm of the nation’s largest rural lifestyle retailer, to advance opportunities for minorities in the agriculture, education and civic fields. The donation comes as part of Tractor Supply Company’s ongoing commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in its workforce and the communities it serves.
“The famous words of the late Helen Keller states that, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." It is organizations like Tractor Supply Company that pours into MANRRS through funding which allows us to continue to leverage the mission of our organization. We must unite together to create the present and future pipeline of diverse talent for the global workforce and society. Tractor Supply Company, thank you for your generous donation towards the MANRRS Giving Campaign.
Earlier this year, Tractor Supply launched the African Americans on the R.I.S.E. (Relationships, Inclusion, Support and Education) Team Member Engagement Group (known as R.I.S.E.). The group’s mission is to engage, empower and facilitate the growth of African American Team Members; provide visibility to and address issues and challenges which impact African Americans; and support causes of importance to the broader African American community. In light of the recent national focus on racial and social justice, the Tractor Supply Company Foundation worked with the R.I.S.E. group to identify organizations that are uniquely working to achieve these goals, giving out more than $125,000 total.
“At Tractor Supply, we are committed to being a champion for equality and respect,” said Hal Lawton, Tractor Supply’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “By way of the Tractor Supply Company Foundation and with the direction of our African Americans on the R.I.S.E. group, we are proud to support organizations like MANRRS that are doing important work to advance opportunities for African Americans and other minorities in our schools, our communities and in the field of agriculture.”
- Dr. Antomia Farrell, MANRRS National President
To learn more about Tractor Supply's commitment to diversity and inclusion, visit Corporate.TractorSupply.com/DiversityandInclusion. For more information on the Tractor Supply Company Foundation and the Company's charitable giving, visit Corporate.TractorSupply.com/Community.
MANRRS promotes academic and professional advancement by empowering minorities in agriculture, natural resources and related sciences.
It is our goal to provide the student members (junior high school through doctoral programs) of our organization with the support to become productive citizens by engaging them in leadership development activities, educational opportunities, job readiness training, and facilitating internship placement and permanent employment, with special emphasis on agriculture, natural resources, and related sciences.
MANRRS encourages and promotes Agriculture, Natural Resources, and related STEM programs in an effort to interest and attract underrepresented students and professionals into pursuing educational and career opportunities in these respective areas.
About Tractor Supply Company
Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States, has been passionate about serving its unique niche, as a one-stop shop for recreational farmers, ranchers and all those who enjoy living the rural lifestyle, for more than 80 years. Tractor Supply offers an extensive mix of products necessary to care for home, land, pets and animals with a focus on product localization, exclusive brands and legendary customer service that addresses the needs of the Out Here lifestyle. With more than 38,000 Team Members, the Company leverages its physical store assets with digital capabilities to offer customers the convenience of purchasing products they need anytime, anywhere and any way they choose at the everyday low prices they deserve. At June 27, 2020, the Company operated 1,881 Tractor Supply stores in 49 states and an e-commerce website at www.TractorSupply.com.
Tractor Supply Company also owns and operates Petsense, a small-box pet specialty supply retailer focused on meeting the needs of pet owners, primarily in small and mid-size communities, and offering a variety of pet products and services. At June 27, 2020, the Company operated 180 Petsense stores in 25 states. For more information on Petsense, visit www.Petsense.com.
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