Developers Diversified Realty and CentiMark Corporation Fund Scholarships for Students Impacted by Multiple Sclerosis
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (June 2009)
In 2008, Developers Diversified Realty, the owner, manager and developer of a dynamic international portfolio of highly valued shopping centers, contributed $30,000 toward their four-year commitment of $120,000 to fund National Multiple Sclerosis Society scholarships to top students nationwide whose lives have been impacted by MS.The scholarship program was established to help students who either have MS or have a parent with the disease pursue a full-time college or technical education.On behalf of Developers Diversified, Pittsburgh-based CentiMark Corporation also contributed $50,000 -- for the second year in a row -- to support Developers Diversified’s commitment to the National MS Society. This brings CentiMark’s total contribution to $100,000 for MS scholarships.
"We were pleased to donate $50,000 again this year to the MS Scholarship Fund from CentiMark and from our family foundation," said Timothy M. Dunlap, President & COO, CentiMark Corporation. "We have a very successful business partnership with Developers Diversified and we support their commitment to the MS Society to raise money for college scholarships and to support people impacted by MS."
Additionally, Daniel B. Hurwitz, President & COO of Developers Diversified, who attended the MS scholarship fund check presentation ceremony at LeMont Restaurant, said, “Developers Diversified is committed to supporting the National MS Society's mission. We're pleased that, together with CentiMark, our scholarships to the society provide educational opportunities for young adults whose lives have been impacted by MS."
Developers Diversified Realty currently owns and manages over 700 retail operating and development properties in 45 states, plus Puerto Rico, Brazil and Canada, totaling approximately 153 million square feet. Developers Diversified is a self-administered and self-managed REIT operating as a fully integrated real estate company that acquires, develops, leases and manages shopping centers. Additional information about the company is available on the Internet at www.ddr.com.
CentiMark is a full service commercial and industrial roofing contractor offering a full complement of roofing solutions: roof systems, emergency leak service, roof repair, maintenance programs and multiple site roof inspections. CentiMark Corporation is the largest roofing contractor in North America with 65 local offices and 42 years in business. Additional information about CentiMark Corporation is available on the internet at http://www.centimark.com/
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John Kokinchak, Executive Vice President of Property Management, DDR; Becca Kornfeld, Associate Vice President, Marketing, National MS Society; Dan Hurwitz, President & Chief Operating Officer, DDR; Timothy M. Dunlap, President & COO, CentiMark Corporation; Jason Meyers, National Accounts Sales Manager, CentiMark Corporation; Colleen McGuire, Chapter President, Allegheny District Chapter, National MS Society; Cindy Molnar, National Accounts, CentiMark Corporation; Scott Schroeder, Vice President of Marketing & Corporate Communications, DDR