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Urban League of Philadelphia, CSL Behring Partner to Address Community Needs including Public Health, Workforce Diversity, Leadership Development

November 16, 2020

King of Prussia, Pa. and Philadelphia, Pa.

Global biotherapeutics leader CSL Behring today announced a community partnership with six Urban League affiliates across the U.S., starting with the Urban League of Philadelphia. The partnership includes CSL Behring providing support to address the most pressing needs of the communities where the six Urban League affiliates serve and where the company has a strong community presence.

Areas of focus will include strengthening Public Health, Leadership Development, Workforce Diversity and Job Creation and Training. The partnership will also work toward the goal of improving understanding and awareness about plasma donation in coordination with CSL Plasma centers in each of the affiliates’ communities.

“We are honored to work with the Urban League of Philadelphia and the other National Urban League’s affiliates throughout the U.S., with their rich history of serving communities and advancing economic empowerment, equality, and social justice,” said Paul Perreault, CEO and Managing Director of CSL Limited (parent company of CSL Behring.) “As a Values-based organization, it is important for us to uphold the Values that are core to our culture and how we engage in our communities.  As a global leader in public health, we want to contribute and leverage the unique insights, diversity, and resources of our company to improve public health and the futures of those underserved in the communities where we live and operate.”

“We are thrilled to join forces with CSL Behring to develop a strategic plan to promote racial equity and parity while addressing critical health issues facing our communities today,” said President and CEO of the Urban League of Philadelphia Andrea Custis. “We welcome not only CSL Behring’s deep expertise and extensive resources, but also its commitment to uplifting urban and underserved communities in this time of crisis.”

CSL Behring, with global operational headquarters in the greater Philadelphia region, will initially pilot this collaboration with the Urban League of Philadelphia, focusing on leadership and career development as well as public health, with specific funding to support the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium.

Read the full statement here.