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United Airlines, Chase and Visa Celebrate Black History Month With BAME Donation Programme

In honour of February’s Black History Month, United Airlines, Chase and Visa have come together to encourage United Visa cardmembers to donate to select non-profit organisations that provide BAME students with access to educational opportunities, whilst also advocating civil rights policies.

Between February 1 and March 15, 2022, United MileagePlus Visa Cardmembers will earn five air miles for every dollar (up to $1,000) donated to the following organisations:

  • The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) – a non-profit organisation established in 1987 as the nation’s largest organisation exclusively representing the Black College Community. TMCF’s member schools include 47 publicly-supported historically Black colleges and Universities that enrol nearly 300,000 students.
  • The Leadership Conference Education Fund – an organisation 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 organisation 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.

Air miles are available to customers who donate through either their United GatewaySM Visa Card, UnitedSM Explorer Visa Card, United QuestSM Visa Card, United ClubSM Infinite Visa Card, UnitedSM Business Visa Card or United ClubSM Business Visa Card.

Jessica Kimbrough, chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer at United
Jessica Kimbrough

“This Black History Month, United is proud to celebrate the Black community and continue our ongoing commitment to fighting racial inequality by supporting organisations that advance civil rights and provide more opportunities for economic, educational and personal development,” said Jessica Kimbrough, chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer at United. “Through our partnership with Chase and Visa, we look forward to giving our valued Cardmembers a unique way to make meaningful contributions to these organisations and be rewarded for their support.”

“At JPMorgan Chase we are on a mission to help close the racial wealth gap and drive economic inclusion for Black communities,” said Ed Olebe, president of co-brand cards at JPMorgan Chase. “Providing more access to educational opportunities for Black students and increasing civil rights is foundational to our long term success. We are partnering with United and Visa during Black History Month again this year to reward our customers when they take action to support organisations that are truly making a difference in these critical areas.”

Michelle Gethers-Clark, chief diversity officer and head of corporate responsibility at Visa
Michelle Gethers-Clark

“At Visa, we are committed to supporting our partners and communities as we work to uplift everyone, everywhere,” said Michelle Gethers-Clark, chief diversity officer and head of corporate responsibility at Visa. “As the Black and African-American communities in the US continue to face inequities with regards to access to education and capital, we are proud to celebrate Black History Month by once again partnering with United and Chase to collectively support non-profit organisations that are on the frontlines supporting Black communities across the US.”


  • Tyler is a fintech journalist with specific interests in online banking and emerging AI technologies. He began his career writing with a plethora of national and international publications.

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