Glimcher Donates More Than $166,000 to Schools through 10th Annual Earning for Learning Program
Prize dollars benefit 742 elementary, middle and high schools in nine states
COLUMBUS, Ohio — November 26, 2013 — Glimcher Realty Trust (NYSE: GRT), one of the country's premier retail REITs, is proud to announce that the company donated $166,250 to schools this year through its Earning for Learning community involvement program.
Earning for Learning is an annual program in which shoppers can earn points for making purchases during the back-to-school season, and can designate those points to the local school of their choice. At the end of the eligibility period, the schools collecting the most points win cash prizes. In this year’s program, 742 schools in nine states won prizes that they could use to reach their educational goals.
“Earning for Learning has been one of our most successful and long-standing community outreach programs," said Jessi Fausett, Director, Marketing at Glimcher Realty Trust. "Not only does this program help well-deserving schools, but it also allows us to further support and affirm our commitment to the communities in which we operate."
Malls participating in the 2013 program included: Ashland Town Center, in Ashland, Ky.; Colonial Park Mall, in Harrisburg, Pa.; Eastland Mall, in Columbus, Ohio; Grand Central Mall, in Vienna, W. Va.; Indian Mound Mall, in Heath, Ohio; Merritt Square Mall, in Merritt Island, Fla.; The Mall at Johnson City, in Johnson City, Tenn.; Morgantown Mall, in Morgantown, W. Va.; Polaris Fashion Place, in Columbus, Ohio; Puente Hills Mall, in City of Industry, Calif.; River Valley Mall, in Lancaster, Ohio; The Outlet Collection │ Seattle, in Auburn, Wash.; Town Center Plaza/Town Center Crossing, in Leawood, Kan.; Weberstown Mall, in Stockton, Calif.; and WestShore Plaza, in Tampa, Fla.
Visit Glimcher’s Giving Back page for more information on the company’s community involvement programs.
About Glimcher Realty Trust
Glimcher Realty Trust, a real estate investment trust, is a recognized leader in the ownership, management, acquisition and development of retail properties, which includes open-air centers, enclosed regional malls, as well as outlet centers.
Glimcher Realty Trust’s common shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “GRT.” Glimcher Realty Trust’s Series G, Series H, and Series I preferred shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols “GRTPRG,” “GRTPRH,” and “GRTPRI,” respectively. Glimcher Realty Trust is a component of both the Russell 2000® Index, representing small cap stocks, and the Russell 3000® Index, representing the broader market. Glimcher® is a registered trademark of Glimcher Realty Trust.