Detroit, MI – (March 15, 2021) The Rhonda Walker Foundation (RWF) is thrilled to announce a new
partnership with Raymond James through the firm’s commitment to the Black Community. RWF has
been selected to receive $50,000 from Raymond James each year over the course of three years for a
total of $150,000.

Amid collective despair following the tragic killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and
countless others, 63 leaders across the Raymond James Board of Directors, Executive Committee,
Operating Committee and Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council affirmed their continued focus and
commitment to addressing racial inequality through a pledge for enhanced programming and dedicated
support. The pledge includes an initial $1.5 million to support advancement of Black communities, racial
equality, financial literacy and empowerment, and volunteerism opportunities. To fulfill the pledge, the
firm engaged their Mosaic Inclusion Network, Black Financial Advisors Network and Diversity & Inclusion
Advisory Council to determine three key focus areas for this investment: Education, Financial
Empowerment and Mentorship.

“The Rhonda Walker Foundation is proud to be among the nonprofit organizations selected to join
Raymond James in this crucial commitment to empower our community. This new partnership will
provide much needed support to continue our mission to empower inner-city teens in Detroit and
enhance our programming to help create future leaders,” expressed Ruselda Villanueva Johnson, RWF

The Rhonda Walker Foundation‘s award-winning Girls into Women Program focuses on six core program
pillars that include Mentoring, Career and Personal Development, College Prep, Health and Wellness,
and Community Outreach and Development.

For additional information and to learn more about the RWF programs for Detroit youth, please contact
Holly A. Murphy, Senior Marketing and Communications Director at or 313.263.1638 or visit us at