Below is a press release from Cummings Properties:
WILMINGTON, MA — Five Wilmington nonprofits were recently surprised with a collective $9,000 in funding courtesy of Cummings Properties’ Cummings Community Giving program. This annual initiative invites employees of the Woburn-based commercial real estate firm to each select a local charity to receive a $1,000 donation.
The Woburn-based commercial real estate firm just donated a total of $563,000 to 351 local nonprofits through Cummings Community Giving.
Abundant Life Christian School & Learning Center, We’re One Wilmington, Wilmington Community Fund, and Wilmington Police Department each received $2,000 in Cummings Community Giving checks.
Wilmington Educational Foundation received $1,000 in Cummings Community Giving funds.
In 2020, Cummings employees directed funds to nonprofits in 100 cities and towns across the Commonwealth.
“The personal connections make this program special,” said Dennis Clarke, Cummings Properties chairman and CEO. “Every full-time colleague, regardless of seniority, has an opportunity to help a local cause that means a great deal to him or her.”
Longtime Cummings custodian Mark Tamilio designated $1,000 to Wilmington’s Abundant Life Christian School and Learning Center.
“Abundant Life Christian School is affiliated with the church that my wife and I have attended for the last 17 years,” said Tamilio. “It’s an honor to be able to support such a wonderful community and I’m very grateful for the opportunity.”
Cummings Community Giving is open to employees of Cummings Properties as well as its affiliated retirement communities, New Horizons at Choate in Woburn and New Horizons at Marlborough. Colleagues with a decade or more with the company are given the option to select two organizations for $1,000 each.
Every organization may be selected by up to five staff members per cycle, for a total of $5,000. This year, 21 recipients reached the $5,000 maximum.
In recent years, the program has expanded to include longtime leasing clients, Cummings Foundation volunteers, and other friends of the Cummings organization. These groups made their selections earlier in the year.
Now in its ninth year, Cummings Community Giving has resulted in more than $3 million in donations to area nonprofits. More information, including the complete 2020 recipient list, is available at www.cummings.com/ccg.
Cummings Properties manages a portfolio of 10 million square feet of commercial space in 11 suburban communities north and west of Boston, including numerous buildings on Concord Street and Fordham Road in Wilmington. Most of these properties are owned by Cummings Foundation, with 100 percent of all rental profits supporting hundreds of local charities. The Cummings organization has awarded more than $280 million to date and is currently considering proposals for $25 million in funding, to be awarded next June. More information is available at www.cummings.com.
Below is Abundant Life children’s ministry leader Julie Tamilio (left) and kindergartener Christian Salerno (right) celebrating with the school’s Cummings Community Giving check.
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