Postlight is a company of 60 people in New York City and around the world. We build software for clients. We are unified in our belief in progress. From our earliest days we have spent time, money, and energy making an inclusive firm, a place we are proud of, and a place where people feel safe and valued.
Like all people of conscience, the murder of George Floyd left us in grief. The ensuing global protests against police brutality have left us in awe. Structures that once seemed eternal are collapsing and, more than before, a better world seems possible.
We are builders, and will join in building that world. Today, we are committing $300,000 through the rest of 2020 towards driving change that benefits Black people. We will use some of that money to build on our existing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts, and the bulk of it to support not-for-profit efforts dedicated to building an anti-racist society. How we spend that money will be determined by a volunteer committee within Postlight.
We will go further than money. We will bring our talent to this movement. Postlight commits to ongoing funding to support our employees in efforts that help Black organizations thrive, including advisory, mentorship, and especially in building software. We will also continue to make our physical office in New York City available to anti-racist organizations for events and meetings.
In the coming days and weeks we will be sharing some of these initiatives, along with information about the organizations we plan to support. We encourage anyone interested to reach out and call on us, now or at any time in the future. firstname.lastname@example.org.