The Executive Leadership Council Contributes to Haitian Relief

Jan 27, 2010, 17:08 ET from The Executive Leadership Council

Makes initial contribution of $25,000 and begins "needs assessment" for longer term support

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Executive Leadership Council (The Council) announced it will donate $25,000 through The Executive Leadership Foundation to support relief efforts in Haiti.  The Council's Board of Directors authorized the donation and launched an assessment to determine what can be done over the long term to help with recovery efforts.

"We have all been touched and horrified by the situation in Haiti. Our members and their companies have responded to the needs of our neighbors, providing millions of dollars in contributions and in-kind support," said Carl Brooks, President and CEO of The Executive Leadership Council, an independent, non-profit 501(c) (6) membership corporation, founded in 1986 for senior African-American executives at Fortune 500 companies. "Our hearts go out to the island and we have encouraged our members, their companies and our strategic partners to help with the recovery."

The Council plans to consult other charitable organizations to develop and execute collaborative long term recovery efforts.

About The Executive Leadership Council

The Executive Leadership Council is an independent, non-profit 501(c) (6) corporation, founded in 1986 to provide African-American executives of major U.S. companies with a professional network and forum to offer perspective and direction on national and international business and public policy issues.  It is the preeminent organization that recognizes the strengths, success, contributions, and impact of African-American corporate business leaders. Council members – nearly 500 executives, one-third of them women – represent more than 380 Fortune 500 corporations.  For more information about The Executive Leadership Council, please visit

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