W.W. Grainger Inc., Chicago, will donate $25,000 donation to the National Minority Supplier Development Council’s (NMSDC) Advanced Management Education Program. The Advanced Management Education Program is held annually at Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management and provides minority business enterprises with tools and skills needed to achieve and sustain accelerated growth. Grainger’s contribution marks the second consecutive year the company has participated in this program. “Diversity is an essential component of business today,” said Richard L. Keyser, chairman and CEO, Grainger. “We are committed to helping foster diversity within our industry, through our participation in the NMSDC’s professional development opportunities for minority-owned businesses.”