The Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association — the sixth biggest annuity issuer in the United States, in terms of 2019 annuity considerations — says it’s trying to “healing healing and inclusion during this troubled time” by starting a Be The Change outreach program.

Roger Ferguson Jr., TIAA’s president and chief executive officer, said in a message to the company’s clients that the new initiative will help the participants bring their strengths to bear on making things better.

Here’s the full text of Ferguson’s message:

To our clients:

Like so many of you, we at TIAA, TIAA Bank and Nuveen are grieving over the recent senseless and tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. We are pained by these innocent lives cut short. Yet we are heartened by the way countless Americans have stepped up peacefully to demand change.

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