The creation of the Diversity Awareness Partnership is an example of a union of a wide range of stakeholders to address a critical issue. At the time, 89% of people in St. Louis said “they would do something to improve tolerance and diversity in their community, if they knew what to do.” While the Executive Director of the Rams Foundation, Allison brought corporations, universities, and community organizations together to form a partnership that aligned and grew what each entity was able to do individually. Allison facilitated the collaborative effort that utilized collective resources and knowledge to address a need in the community in a sustainable way. Formed in 2001, over 40 corporations and nonprofits now partner to offer programs like “Give Respect, Get Respect” that address diversity and inclusion in St. Louis.

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