The Sherwin-Williams® Company has increased its funding of the Architects Foundation Diversity Advancement Scholarship by an additional $150,000. The additional investment will ensure long-term support of future architecture students. Through its gift, Sherwin-Williams will increase its sponsorship for a minority architecture student’s career path by funding their college experience with $20,000, to be distributed evenly over the course of up to five years.
“At Sherwin-Williams, inclusion, diversity, and equity is embedded in who we are and how we impact our people, customers, and communities we serve,” said Yentil Rawlinson, vice president of inclusion, diversity, and equity. “This scholarship reflects our commitment to supporting diversity in architecture and increasing access to career opportunities for underrepresented students.”
“The Architects Foundation’s staff, board members, and community of Diversity Advancement Scholars and alumni are so grateful for this continued endorsement of our work to create a more just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive profession and society,” said Marci Reed, executive director, The Architects Foundation. “We look forward to deepening the connection between our community and the inspiring team at Sherwin-Williams.”
As the philanthropic partner of The American Institute of Architects, the Architects Foundation attracts, inspires, and invests in a next-generation design community through scholarships and exhibitions. Founded in 1866, The Sherwin-Williams Company is a global leader in the manufacture, development, distribution, and sale of paints, coatings, and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers.