Over the years, Regency Centers has developed an incredible relationship with United Way: an organization supporting education, financial stability and health in nearly 1,800 communities across more than 40 countries worldwide. Through its annual giving and volunteering campaign — which provides Regency team members and offices with the opportunity to contribute in individual ways — Regency is proud to continue to help make a difference for the families and communities that United Way supports.
This year, although uniquely challenging, has been no different. As we wrap up an unprecedented 2020, Regency is humbled to share the following achievements from this year’s campaign:
Given COVID-19 and the social unrest happening around us, this year’s campaign felt even more personal than usual, and we wanted to stand together while we were apart,” said Abe Pacetti, Vice President, Investments. “When we heard the theme idea, ‘now more than ever,’ we knew it was perfect. Exceeding our goal by more than 6% and setting a ten-year high for participation was unfathomable at the beginning of this campaign, but we did it. I frankly couldn't be more proud of my fellow teammates and to work for this company.
From serving at neighborhood food banks to creating care packages for local teachers, Regency teams around the country participated in volunteer projects to meet the needs of their local communities. For Regency’s Vienna, VA office in particular, the team spent an afternoon at Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA), a non-profit, no-kill shelter for homeless dogs and cats.
We had a PAWsome experience at FOHA — from groundskeeping to help maintain the 40+ acres of land they operate, to weeding of the dog trails and mulching of the enclosed play areas,” said Brian Dawson, Property Manager. “We also cleaned the indoor cat facilities, painted fences and chopped wood, etc. Finally, we enjoyed lunch and an afternoon of walking and playing with the dogs. It was such a fun day of giving back to the community in a safe, socially distanced way.
Regency believes in bettering the communities in which it operates, lives and works, and looks forward to continuing its partnership with United Way for many years to come. Learn more about its commitment to philanthropy and corporate responsibility here.