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City Center Investment Corp. donated $3.2M to Allentown charities last year

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City Center Investment Corp., the developer behind the recently opened Tower 6 and many other new downtown Allentown properties, has donated more than $3.2M to city charities.
City Center Investment Corp., the developer behind the recently opened Tower 6 and many other new downtown Allentown properties, has donated more than $3.2M to city charities.

City Center Investment Corp., the company in charge of much of the downtown Allentown redevelopment, announced that last year it gave more than $3.2 million in cash, volunteer time and in-kind donations to 120 organizations through its foundation, the Building Community Program.

A spokesman for City Center said all but $120,000 was in the form of cash donations to the charities.

In a news release, the company said 46.6 percent of that $3.2 million amount was given to health initiatives, 19.5 percent to arts initiatives, 13.8 percent to community development initiatives, 14 percent to education initiatives and 6.1 percent to other causes.

Recipients included:

• Allentown Art Museum, including in-kind donation of retail space for Creativity Lab.

• Allentown School District Foundation.

• Allentown Symphony Association.

• Boys & Girls Club of Allentown.

• Children’s surgery center at Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital.

• Civic Theatre of Allentown.

• Communities in Schools of the Lehigh Valley.

• Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley, including Sharon’s Pantry.

• Community Action Development Corp. of Allentown, including Upside Allentown.

• Gallery on the Walk & Gallery 724.

• Hamilton District Main Street Program.

• John Van Brakle Child Advocacy Center, a program of Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital.

• State Sen. Pat Browne’s Kids Discovery Expo at Da Vinci Science Center.

• The Baum School of Art.

• United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley.

• YWCA Allentown’s Perfect Fit Boutique.

Nonprofits can submit donation requests for the 2018 Building Community Program through Nov. 1.

The company said priority is given to programs designed to revitalize downtown Allentown and its surrounding neighborhoods into a sustainable vibrant urban community. For more information, visit www.citycenterallentown.com/building-community.

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