We are committed to bettering the communities we serve. Through our corporate values, we encourage our employees to support philanthropic programs of their choice through volunteer hours and by matching employee contributions.
“Our philanthropic efforts date back more than 50 years to the founding of Regency under Martin and Joan Stein,” said Lisa Palmer, Regency Centers President and Chief Financial Officer. "Giving back is one of our core values."
The award recognizes organizations that devote volunteer hours and millions of dollars to active First Coast non-profits. If you totaled all of the dollars and hours from the 2016 honorees combined, there has been more than $10 million contributed, and multiple years’ worth of community service hours volunteered.
(Regency employees accept 2016 Partners in Philanthropy Award, from left to right: Jen Holdman, Jenni Ratcliffe, Alexis Ray, Meghan Dones, Gretchen Payne, Cathy Antonucci and Jessica Hurst)
“This is the second year we have been named as one of Jacksonville’s Partners in Philanthropy, and we couldn’t be more honored,” continued Palmer. “This achievement sets a precedent for our organization to give back more each year, so we can contribute to building successful, thriving neighborhoods in each community we serve.”
In 2015, our employees generously donated the largest amount of money in Regency’s history to United Way, with an average contribution of more than $1,100 per employee. This year 63 Regency employees took part in Habitat for Humanity’s Home Builder Blitz, which included the construction of 2,000 area homes in less than one month.
Volunteering provides our employees an opportunity to bond outside of the office, and serves as great team-building exercise. We are proud of our combined giving efforts and continue to look ahead to a strong finish in 2016.