LLR Partners to Receive Vanguard Award from the African-American Chamber of Commerce of PA, NJ, and DE

April 25, 2019

LLR Partners is honored to announce it will be recognized by the African-American Chamber of Commerce (AACC) of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware with its annual Vanguard Award for outstanding leadership and service in the Philadelphia business community. The award will be presented on May 2, 2019, at the AACC’s 26th Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony.

“As an active member of the multi-cultural business community in Philadelphia, LLR believes championing diversity is critical to empowering the people and businesses in our region to grow,” said Howard Ross, partner at LLR Partners. “The AACC is making an outstanding impact by advocating for increased economic opportunity for the African-American community. We are exceptionally grateful and deeply humbled by this recognition for LLR’s small part in supporting that effort.”

“The City of Philadelphia needs more organizations like LLR Partners, who are not only committed to diversity because it’s trendy, but because it’s the right thing to do,” said Michael Banks, President of the AACC. “They are invested in the community with their human, social and economic capital. They understand that investments like these lead to sustainable solutions, and that’s what our City needs if we are truly committed to changing the narrative of marginalized communities.”

People are core to our mission at LLR and fostering a culture of inclusion and diversity is essential to the way we manage our firm. We believe people of different backgrounds and perspectives strengthen our team and help us make better decisions, while also serving the greater good of the community. Through our recruiting and retention efforts, as well as community partnerships with organizations including the Black Wharton Undergraduate Association, the Wharton African American MBA Association, Wharton Women, the African-American Chamber of Commerce of PA, NJ and DE, and the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, we aim to support and promote diversity at LLR and at our portfolio companies.