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QUINCY MILLER is no stranger to community service. The president of Eastern Bank has given his time and expertise to organizations that help kids become the first in their family to go to college, give food to people experiencing hunger, and work to create more opportunities for people of color.

Still, in the long days following George Floyd’s death, as he tried to run a bank while experiencing a grief more profound than he had ever known, Miller became convinced there was something more that he, a man with power and connections, could be doing. In between Zoom meetings, bank sessions, and bouts of tears, two questions rattled incessantly in his mind:

What can I do? What can we as a community do?

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