Forest City Shares Highlights From Community Day 2016

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Forest City Shares Highlights From Community Day 2016

Associates with national REIT serve vital organizations during 13th annual event

Forest City associates in Los Angeles painted at the Dr. Theodore T. Alexander Jr. Science Center School, a charter school that focuses on the innovative use of science, math and technology as the foundation for learning. Photo courtesy of Sas Thananan.

Associates at Forest City in Cleveland gathered in the morning to kick off the day with some food and fun. Photo courtesy of Michele Lenni.

Associates from Forest City Washington helped out at Mary’s Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center in Washington D.C. that provides health care, family literacy and social services to people in need. Photo courtesy of Quiana Brewer.

Associates had fun painting a barn in Stark Park, located in Stark County, Ohio. Photo courtesy of Brian Smith.

Charleston Town Center associates in West Virginia collected more than 250 children's books to donate to a local daycare and area libraries affected by the recent flooding. Photo courtesy of Lisa McCracken.

Associates from Buckeye Towers in West Portsmith, Ohio, spent the day working with Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing housing to those in need. Photo courtesy of Cathy Huges.

Some Forest City associates helped out at Cleveland’s Urban Community School. The Urban Community School educates students from preschool through the eighth grade level, focusing on serving children from low-income households. Photo courtesy of Greg Hoener.

Some Forest City associates participated in Community Day 2016 at EFBC's Feline Conservation Center in Rosamund, California. EFBC's Feline Conservation Center is a breeding zoo and research facility and home to more than 70 of the world's most endangered felines. Photo courtesy of Ashley Tapia.

Forest City associates in Philadelphia worked at the Ronald McDonald House. Photo courtesy of Jill Migliore. The Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House’s mission is to support families of seriously ill children by creating a community of comfort and hope.

Forest City associates in Redondo Beach, California, helped out at their local public library. Photo courtesy of Mariam Razzaghi.

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Forest City associates make a difference with 13th annual #FCCommunityDay
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 8:45am

CAMPAIGN: Forest City CSR: Cultivating Community

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CLEVELAND - July 5, 2016 - On Friday, June 24, more than 650 associates of Forest City Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: FCEA and FCEB), participated in the company's 13th annual Community Day, a paid day of service benefitting non-profit organizations in many of the cities where the company has a presence. This year, associates from more than 65 Forest City locations came together to provide assistance to charities and agencies in their respective communities.

"I want to sincerely thank my fellow associates for their time, energy and talent in coming together for another great Community Day," said David J. LaRue, Forest City president and chief executive officer. "Once again, the combined efforts of everyone who participated is a reflection of the great work our associates do every day and a direct demonstration of our core values." 

The theme for this year's Community Day was "growing together," which signifies the impact of associates' efforts in building upon the company's workplace culture and local community partnerships.

"It takes the tireless support of many to accomplish what gets done in one day," said Jeff Linton, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communication and Community Relations at Forest City. “The feedback we received from the agencies served, as well as our associates who volunteered, has been overwhelmingly positive."

The nationwide event followed the recent news that Forest City was named a Top Workplace in Northeast Ohio for the fourth consecutive year. 

“Everyone who participated in Community Day should be proud of the difference we made, while also coming together as a team and having fun,” said Jan Camerato, Human Resources Executive Coordinator at Forest City. “I am honored to have the opportunity to work with each one of my fellow Forest City associates.” 

Check out some photos from Community Day 2016 and see how Forest City is growing together.

About Forest City
Forest City Realty Trust, Inc. is an NYSE-listed national real estate company with $8.8 billion in consolidated assets. The company is principally engaged in the ownership, development, management and acquisition of commercial and residential real estate throughout the United States. For more information, visit


Keywords: Social Impact & Volunteering | Buckeye Towers | Charleston Town Center | Cleveland | Community Day | Dr. Theodore T. Alexander Jr. Science Center School | EFBC | Events, Media & Communications | Feline Conservation Center | Forest City Realty Trust | Habitat for Humanity

CAMPAIGN: Forest City CSR: Cultivating Community

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