Watertown Man Gives Perkins School a Gift Through Cummings Community Giving

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Cummings Properties associate purchasing manager Mike Kashgegian of Watertown gave a gift to Perkins School for the Blind.

The following announcement was provided by Cummings Properties:

Holiday cheer is alive at Cummings Properties, where employees just directed nearly half a million dollars to local nonprofits. Through Cummings Community Giving, the regional commercial real estate firm annually invites staff members to each select a local nonprofit to receive up to $2,000 from the Company in their name.

The program, now in its 12th year, aims to support the communities where Cummings team members live and work. This cycle’s $495,000 will help fund more than 200 causes in approximately 100 local cities and towns.

“Corporate citizenship is about more than just giving back,” said Cummings Properties president Eric Anderson. “It’s about giving everyone a voice, and allowing all values to be represented, in the process.”

Team members select their causes for any number of reasons. Associate Purchasing Manager Mike Kashgegian, an eight-year Cummings colleague, annually directs his donation to Perkins School for the Blind.

“It’s a great opportunity to support a local organization,” said Kashgegian. “I’ve lived in Watertown for nearly 15 years, and the school is practically right next door.”

Cummings Community Giving is open to staff at Cummings Properties as well as its affiliated senior living communities, New Horizons at Choate, in Woburn, and New Horizons at Marlborough. In recent years, the program has expanded to include longtime leasing clients and Cummings Foundation volunteers.

Each eligible nonprofit may receive up to $6,000 per cycle. Through this year’s employee cycle, 20 recipients reached the maximum, including Boston Children’s Hospital, Friends of Woburn Veterans, Jamie McKeown Boys & Girls Club of Woburn, Cape Ann Animal Aid, and Marlborough Fire Department.

More information about Cummings Community Giving is available at www.cummings.com/ccg.

About Cummings Properties

Cummings Properties manages a portfolio of 11 million square feet of commercial space in 11 suburban communities north and west of Boston. Most of these properties are owned by Cummings Foundation, with 100 percent of all rental profits supporting hundreds of local nonprofit organizations. The Cummings organization has awarded more than $500 million to date and is currently considering proposals for $30 million in funding, to be awarded in June. More information is available at www.cummings.com.

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