E 8 (Ggp General Growth Properties)

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E 8 (Ggp General Growth Properties)

  1. 1. Building Partnerships Driving Commerce in a Growing Community More than just a world-class destination for luxury shopping and discriminating dining, Tysons Galleria is a proud community partner. Each year Tysons Galleria works with local, national and global non-profit organizations to help raise funds and awareness for select organizations. The upscale and multi-story Tysons Galleria is located on 2001 International Drive in McLean, Virginia, owned by GGP Silent Auction items donated by Tysons Galleria retailers Miss Universe, Dayana Mendoza at Power of Shopping Tysons Galleria was recently honored with a Community Service Award by the Fairfax County Department of Family Services for its continued support of children in need during the holidays. Over the past 10 years, the Galleria has displayed a “Giving Tree” filled with children’s holiday present wishes. Shoppers have generously donated thousands of gifts to area children including doll houses, golf clubs, clothes, and bikes. Tysons Galleria and its shoppers truly help bring magic to the holiday season for many deserving families. General Growth Properties, owner and manager of Tysons Galleria and over 200 malls nationwide, takes ownership and pride in being a good community partner on a local, national and global level. This commitment from GGP is why two national partnerships have developed with the Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity. Disasters can happen at any moment. That is why General Growth Properties and the Red Cross have created a ground-breaking, first-of-its-kind partnership that allows immediate, effective fundraising for victims of disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and tsunamis. Once disaster strikes, GGP malls, including the Galleria, are notified to place signage at the main mall entrances directing shoppers to the mall’s website, where donations can be made online. Through the General Growth Properties and Red Cross partnership, over 200 malls nationwide aid in the relief and fundraising efforts helping disaster victims all over the world. General Growth Properties is also a proud partner of Habitat for Humanity. There Miss Universe 2008 Dayana Mendoza, with Sharon Osbourne and YouthAIDS founder, Kate Roberts are over 170 GGP malls across the country that are actively involved in the partnership through local fundraising events, mall team volunteer builds, local affiliate ReStores, and Y outhAIDS is a global, action-based initiative of the non-profit organization national fundraising efforts. Since its inception two years ago, the partnership has raised PSI which works in more than 60 countries to educate and protect young $1 million for local Habitat for Humanity affiliates to help eliminate poverty housing in people from HIV/AIDS. Over the past two years Tysons Galleria and its retail- their communities. Also, in over 100 markets, GGP malls have partnered with the local ers have donated over $75,000 in cash contributions and silent auction items affiliate ReStores where 220,000 pounds of usable construction supplies and equipment for the yearly YouthAIDS gala held at The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner adjacent have been donated which represents additional $170,000 in funds raised for Habitat for to the Galleria. In 2008 “The Power of Shopping” event was created to encour- Humanity. age shoppers and retailers to get involved with the organization. Retailers Tysons Galleria recognizes the importance of outreach in our community and will donated a percentage of sales (5-10%) while shoppers enjoyed the red carpet continue to be a leading local, national and global community partner. treatment with complimentary valet parking, a red carpet entrance, food and drinks from Galleria restaurants, musical entertainment, and celebrity appear- ances by Sharon Osborne and Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza. www.ggp.com 54 Best of DC Best of DC 12 Kate Roberts and Marcelle Cooper, at the Power of Shopping.

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