The National Down Syndrome Society and Voya Cares® Announce the Go Orange Campaign's Entrepreneurs With Down Syndrome Grant Winners
Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), announced today that the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) and Voya Cares® have awarded $55,000 in grants to four entrepreneurs with Down syndrome.
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The grants are part of the Go Orange (News - Alert) awareness campaign taking place during the month of October. The campaign, which celebrates both Down Syndrome Awareness Month and National Disability Employment Awareness Month, aims to elevate the national conversation about the need for greater employment opportunities for people with Down syndrome and other disabilities.
As the focal point of the campaign, Voya Cares® and NDSS have awarded grants - one $25,000 and three $10,000 - to four individuals who rose above an impressive pack of more than 30 applicants. The recipients were selected based on their creativity, passion and business model. The selection committee comprises representatives from Voya Cares® and NDSS.
"Our nation recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act on July 26, 2020, yet we know that laws are often not enough to grant truly equal opportunities," said Jessica Tuman, vice president, Voya Cares® at Voya Financial. "Voya continues to push for societal change, and we are honored to be working with NDSS to help establish a secure financial future where all Americans can thrive."
To learn more about the grant recipients, the Go Orange campaign and Voya's collaboration with NDSS, visit www.ndss.org.
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