December 29, 2022 - CSX has joined other Jacksonville organizations and business leaders to promote diversity, equity and inclusion by contributing $100,000 to the newly formed Together Strong Community Fund.
Backed by multiple large Jacksonville-based companies, the fund will use education, conversation and interaction initiatives to address antisemitism and bring the community together.
The Together Strong fund was created by the family that owns Jacksonville-based Brightway Insurance, a national property/casualty insurance distribution company, which launched the campaign against antisemitism with a $1 million matching contribution pledge. The fund was established following several recent hate-speech incidents in Jacksonville, including an antisemitic projection onto the outside of TIAA Bank Stadium after the University of Florida-University of Georgia football game in late October.
CSX CEO Joe Hinrichs joined other leaders on the TIAA field on Dec. 18 to acknowledge the new fund and the company’s support of the initiative.
CSX’s contribution and support of the fund’s mission aligns with the company’s strong stance against hate speech, racism and discrimination. In 2020, the company established a cross-functional social justice advisory roundtable and developed Social Justice Action Plan to help the company combat racial injustice.