The close relationship between the Enterprise-Rent-A-Car Foundation and the National Urban League, a movement, established in 1910, that tries to improve the situation of those who live in poorer inner city areas across the US, looks set to continue as the car hire giant donates $3 million to the League’s Whitney M. Young Jr. Centre for Urban Leadership.

As well as the donation, Enterprise Holdings is planning to celebrate the National Urban League’s centenary by encouraging employees to get involved in the League’s campaign to encourage new donors and new members to sign up. Enterprise will also join the League and other organisations to celebrate its Founder’s Day.

By announcing its $3 million grant at a conference in Washington, D.C., celebrating the National Urban Leagues 100th birthday, the Enterprise Foundation will be helping to provide training and development for the organisation’s present and future leaders.

The National Urban League’s president and chief executive, Mark H. Morial, said that the League was always proud to have Enterprise as a partner. The firm has always played a vital role in the League’s ability to develop the country’s future leaders in business, he added.

Chairman and chief executive of Enterprise Holdings, Andy Taylor, said the National Urban League did an outstanding job bridging the gap between businesses and the community. He added that the League knew how important it was for both to work together in order to bring about positive change.  Enterprise is extremely pleased to carry on its commitment to the National Urban League and its ability to change people’s lives, Taylor went on to say.