Diddy opened his wallet twice in 24 hours to donate to the Earn Your Leisure fund and to Jackson State University.
This weekend Sean “Diddy” Combs was in Atlanta giving back to his community and planting seeds for the future. Brother Love dished out two separate $1M checks to boost black entrepreneurship, first at Earn Your Lesiure’s annual Invest Fest.
During the festival where entrepreneurs link up to exchange knowledge and build their brand, Diddy announced an investment fund with Earn Your Leisure founders Troy Millings and Rashad Bilal.
“I’m thrilled to join forces with Earn Your Leisure. We’re going beyond discussing finances and taking action to demystify the world of investing for our community.” Said Combs. “I’m excited to see how much people learn by watching the strategies be put to use in real time,” said Diddy per Revolt.
“This isn’t just about money; it’s about the convergence of vision, hustle, and a commitment to rewriting the rules. We’re not just opening doors; we’re building new doors, new rooms, new floors,” said Bilal of the partnership.
Millings echoed a similar sentiment and said the collaboration is “a shared mission to light up pathways to prosperity. Picture this: A million-dollar torch igniting opportunities, sparking innovation, and dispelling the darkness of financial misinformation. Our collaboration with Diddy isn’t solely an investment — it’s an affirmation that the world is waking up to the importance of economic education.”
Puff also revealed profits from the fund will go toward his Capital Preparatory Charter Schools.
In similar news, during the 2022 BET Awards Diddy promised to donate $1M to Jackson State University, and over the weekend he kept good on his promise by presenting a $1 million check to the HBCU’s football team at the MEAC/SWAC Challenge in Atlanta.
“It’s important that we all do our part to protect and preserve their legacy,” said Diddy during the game. “This contribution to Jackson State isn’t just about making a financial donation; it’s about giving back to a part of our culture that has changed countless lives and assuring HBCUs receive the support they deserve.”
Reportedly Diddy will continue his philanthropy work with more donations in installments over the next few years. Brother Love is putting his money where his mouth is and hopefully, others will follow in his footsteps. The more we invest in our culture the brighter the future can be for everyone.