Deutsche Bank wins Courage Award from the New York City Anti-Violence Project

Deutsche Bank was honored for its advocacy on behalf of LGBT+ communities at the 20th Annual Courage Awards presented by the New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP).

The evening honored outstanding organizations and individuals who are leveraging their resources and raising their voice to make a profound impact in the lives of LGBT+ people.

Deutsche Bank has partnered with the New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) on several campaigns. Their work together has included the “Born to Be” campaign, which seeks to empower LGBT+ youth of color. Last summer, Deutsche Bank also partnered with AVP to hold an Economic Empowerment Forum, a first for Wall Street and a crucial step for both advocacy and access to jobs and readiness programs for transgender people. The program helped financial services professionals to understand the many gifts that transgender and gender non-conforming people bring to the workplace, as well as the specific hurdles that society puts in their path.

“Through our partnerships, Deutsche Bank has raised the profile of often-ignored discrimination against LGBTQ communities and has made real change that is reverberating throughout New York City neighborhoods,” said Alessandra DiGiusto, Chief Administrative Officer, Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation.

Jon Tilli, Chair of dbPride Americas, who accepted the award on behalf of Deutsche Bank, said, “As an openly gay employee of Deutsche Bank, I know I am more productive at work because I can bring my whole self to 60 Wall Street every day. We look forward to continuing our special and fruitful partnership with AVP.”