Commitment to Relief Efforts Following Attacks in Israel

The following email was sent today to all Goldman Sachs employees on October 11, 2023.

This weekend’s attack on the people of Israel and horrific assault on innocent lives over the past several days have shocked the world. I know from speaking with many of you that a great number of our people, in addition to our colleagues in Tel Aviv, are distressed and hurting deeply. This attack – and the violation of fundamental human values it represents – affects us, our families and our friends.

We have all felt the responsibility to act. Today, we are announcing a $2 million commitment to organizations providing critical support and humanitarian relief in Israel. 

In addition to the firm’s commitment, we are deeply grateful for the support all of you continue to extend via personal donations. To further encourage giving toward humanitarian assistance, the firm will match donations under $25 (or USD equivalent) 3-to-1, and per our standard policy, will match larger contributions dollar-for-dollar. This match applies to all full-time employees (excluding partners) for donations to eligible organizations.

As I said to all of you over the weekend, we remain focused on our people’s safety and supporting one another.

Thank you for your resilience, care and strength.