PASADENA, Calif., March 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (NYSE: ARE) and Joel S. Marcus, chairman, chief executive officer and founder of Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. and Alexandria Venture Investments, were honored to chair the Navy SEAL Foundation's Ninth Annual Benefit Dinner in New York City on March 2, 2017. Alexandria partnered with the Navy SEAL Foundation and more than 1,900 patriots, partners, loyal supporters and friends to recognize the courage, dedication and sacrifice of the U.S. Navy SEALs, the Naval Special Warfare community and their families.
At the event, the Navy SEAL Foundation awarded TriWest Healthcare Alliance with the 2017 Patriot Award for its guidance and leadership in supporting service members of all branches in 28 states, as well as American Samoa, Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, through the Department of Veterans Affairs. The evening also included a tribute to the 15th Anniversary of Operation Anaconda, the first large-scale battle in Afghanistan following 9/11.
The event raised a record-breaking $12.75 million. More than 100 Alexandria employees attended the Navy SEAL Foundation New York City Benefit Dinner, and 100 percent of Alexandria's employees donated to this mission-critical cause to support the teams and their families.
"Alexandria's tremendous support of the Navy SEAL Foundation has a significant impact on the health and welfare of the warriors and their families," said retired Rear Admiral (SEAL) Garry J. Bonelli, chairman of the board of the Navy SEAL Foundation, who welcomed guests and introduced Joel S. Marcus as the 2017 New York City Benefit Chairman. "Their contributions will help fund the Foundation's programming, ensuring that the Naval Special Warfare community and their families receive the best resources and care possible."
"We share the Navy SEAL Foundation's deep commitment to improving the health, safety and well-being of the brave men and women who defend our nation and their families," said Mr. Marcus. "At Alexandria, we work every day to improve the quality of people's lives, and we would not be able to pursue our mission to help end disease and hunger without global peace and safety."
Alexandria's commitment to philanthropy and good citizenship drives the company's efforts in all aspects of its differentiated and multifaceted business model, as well as its pursuit to advance human health. Through Alexandria's four verticals—real estate, venture investments, thought leadership and corporate social responsibility—the company creates and supports dynamic campuses and vibrant ecosystems that enable the world's most brilliant minds and innovative companies to develop life-changing scientific and technological breakthroughs that will prevent, treat and cure disease, end world hunger and enhance quality of life in the communities in which we live and work. Alexandria's strategic corporate giving and community volunteerism support impactful medical research organizations that promise the next generation of treatments for some of the world's most challenging diseases, fund science education programs that cultivate future scientific leaders and back military support services that ensure the health and safety of the brave men and women who defend our nation.
About Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.
Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (NYSE: ARE) is an urban office REIT uniquely focused on collaborative life science and technology campuses in AAA innovation cluster locations, with a total market capitalization of $14.2 billion and an asset base in North America of 25.2 million square feet as of December 31, 2016. The asset base in North America includes 19.9 million RSF of operating properties and development and redevelopment of new Class A properties (under construction or pre-construction) and 5.3 million square feet of future ground-up development projects. Founded in 1994, Alexandria pioneered this niche and has since established a significant market presence in key locations, including Greater Boston, San Francisco, New York City, San Diego, Seattle, Maryland and Research Triangle Park. Alexandria has a longstanding and proven track record of developing Class A properties clustered in urban life science and technology campuses that provide its innovative tenants with highly dynamic and collaborative environments that enhance their ability to successfully recruit and retain world-class talent and inspire productivity, efficiency, creativity and success. For more information, please visit www.are.com.
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