Community Involvement"The more I give, the harder it is to catch up with what has been given to me."
– Bill Rouse, Founder of Liberty Property Trust
Bill Rouse was a man of great integrity who always gave back generously to the community. Bill engrained this commitment into the Liberty culture, and to this day giving back is an important part of who we are as a company.
Bill Rouse Day of Caring
After Bill's death in 2003, our “Liberty family” looked for ways to keep his memory alive. So, on the Friday nearest to his June 19th birthday, all Liberty offices close and instead of working in the office, all employees spend the day together doing two things that Bill loved: serving our communities and celebrating life.
In 2013, Liberty employees contributed over 1,500 man-hours and over $30,000 along with our valuable project partners to projects from Habitat for Humanity to the National Park Service to Feeding America.
Over the last five years, Liberty Property Trust raised an average of more than $100,000 each year for the United Way. The percentage of employees participating in the fundraising effort has increased steadily since 2008.
Adding to the number of charitable initiatives spearheaded by Liberty employees, in 2013 the New Jersey and Malvern, PA teams held fundraisers to benefit local organizations.
In May, the New Jersey office held its annual 5K Run / 1 Mile walk. Proceeds from the race, totaling over $18,000, benefited the Virtua - Child Life Program.
The Malvern's annual Run for Your Life 5K took place in September. The race generated over $15,000 for local organizations, including the East Whiteland Volunteer Fire Association and Community Volunteers in Medicine (CVIM).