February is the annual commemoration of the history, the culture, the contributions, and the sacrifices of African Americans. Chase, United Airlines, and payment giant Visa are celebrating Black History Month by rewarding United MileagePlus cardmembers with 5X miles on donations to select non-profits dedicated to offering Black students and supporting civil rights opportunities.
United and Chase Celebrate Black History Month with 5X Miles on Donations Offer
In honor of Black History Month, United Airlines, Chase and Visa are once again teaming up to inspire United Visa Cardmembers to donate to select non-profit organizations that provide access to educational opportunities for Black students and support civil rights policies. Between February 1 and March 15, 2022, United MileagePlus® Visa Cardmembers will earn five total miles for every dollar (up to $1,000) donated to the following organizations:
- The Thurgood Marshall College Fund – a non-profit organization established in 1987 as the nation’s largest organization exclusively representing the Black College Community. TMCF’s member-schools include 47 publicly supported Historically Black College and Universities that enroll nearly 300,000 students.
- The Leadership Conference Education Fund – an organization that builds public support for laws and policies that promote and protect civil and human rights.
- The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund – a premier legal organization fighting for racial justice through litigation, advocacy, and public education.
- United Negro College Fund – a non-profit that supports under-represented students looking to continue their education.
To make giving (and earning) even easier, United has set-up a dedicated Black History Month 2022 page. This page provides direct links to the donations pages for each of the eligible charities and non-profit organizations.
Eligible Chase United MileagePlus Credit Cards
The limited-time 5X miles on select non-profits promotion extends to the following Chase United MileagePlus credit cards:
Supporting Organizations that Advance Civil Rights
This is the second year that Chase, United, and Visa have teamed to offer enhanced miles for every dollar donated to select charities supporting civil rights and education. The brands were quick to highlight the importance of the new promotion – and the impacts it can have on Black lives – in a press release announcing the launch:
“This Black History Month, United is proud to celebrate the Black community and continue our ongoing commitment to fight racial inequality by supporting organizations that advance civil rights and provide more opportunities for economic, educational and personal development,” said Jessica Kimbrough, chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer at United. “Through our partnership with Chase and Visa, we look forward to giving our valued Cardmembers a unique way to make meaningful contributions to these organizations and be rewarded for their support.”
“At JPMorgan Chase we are on a mission to help close the racial wealth gap and drive economic inclusion for Black communities,” said Ed Olebe, president of co-brand cards at JPMorgan Chase. “Providing more access to educational opportunities for Black students and increasing civil rights is foundational to our long term success. We are partnering with United and Visa during Black History Month again this year to reward our customers when they take action to support organizations that are truly making a difference in these critical areas.”
“At Visa, we are committed to supporting our partners and communities as we work to uplift everyone, everywhere,” said Michelle Gethers-Clark, chief diversity officer and head of corporate responsibility at Visa. “As the Black and African-American communities in the U.S. continue to face inequities with regards to access to education and capital, we are proud to celebrate Black History Month by once again partnering with United and Chase to collectively support non-profit organizations that are on the frontlines supporting Black communities across the U.S.”
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