Real estate developers aren’t often renowned for their philanthropy but we liked to think we were different.
Aside from looking closely at the social good our developments genuinely create, we always gave a proportion of our profits (with a minimum amount) each year to charity. And not just any charities – each year we invited all members of the Exemplar team to nominate a charity to support for that year, and we really looked to support those where we know our monies, and sometimes our time, will really make a difference.
For our last year of 2017/8 we supported The Change Foundation which engages with marginalised and at risk young people through the power of sport and dance. The Back Up Trust teaching people with spinal cord injury adjust and The Orpheus Sinfonia which gives valuable experience to underprivileged yet talented young people helping them to start their careers in music,. Also The Story of Christmas, which is a real estate focused event which supports a number of charities predominantly focused on children.