June 2, 2020
The death of George Floyd, and other senseless loss of life, have left our country shaken. We, at the Daniels Fund, share in the deep sadness our communities are experiencing which is why we want to speak candidly about this issue.
Treating all people with kindness, compassion, and respect were important values to Bill Daniels. Those values are a key part of who we are at the Daniels Fund and our work to honor his legacy. We firmly believe that people with differences of all kinds deserve to be heard and understood.
There is no place in our society for racism, division, and hate. We believe we all need to strive to create a world in which everyone is treated with fairness and respect, and feels safe in their communities. Clearly, there is still much work to be done. This is a challenging time, but also a call for change. We look forward to opportunities to engage with the communities we serve, so there is lasting, positive change that moves us all forward in ways that would make Bill Daniels proud.
We wish for healing and justice for the family of Mr. Floyd, as well as healing for our entire country. We encourage people to make their voices heard on this issue, but the ongoing looting and violence is a disservice to all Americans, including the Floyd family. Now is the time for all of us to resolve to work together to ensure these tragic events are never repeated.