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June 6, 2014
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Albert Sussman International Community Support Award winner

The ICSC Foundation recently named the most #MindfulMall for 2014. Congratulations to the Albert Sussman International Community Support Award winner, Arabian Centres, who launched the “Fighting Breast Cancer” campaign across all twelve of their shopping centers in Saudi Arabia. The goal was to raise awareness of the importance of early detection, to provide education, support…

May 16, 2014
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Congratulations to The Mall at Cribbs Causeway in Bristol, UK

 Congratulations to The Mall at Cribbs Causeway in Bristol, the 2014 ICSC Foundation European Community Support Award recipient. In July 2013 Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal launched the first fundraising public art trail featuring a licensed character with ‘Gromit Unleashed’. As the leading business partner, The Mall set out to help the charity beat its…

April 25, 2014
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#FoundationFridays: Lots of excitement for the ICSC Foundation – Gala and Campaign updates!

The ICSC Foundation Annual Gala at RECon is less than a month away. The exciting news is the gala is sold out! The quickest we have ever sold this event out—everyone wants to see Howie Mandel. If you are interested in attending, add your name to the waitlist. Contact ICSC Foundation at or +1…

March 14, 2014
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It’s March Madness ICSC Foundation-Style!

March is synonymous with one thing, college basketball. The ICSC Foundation is getting in on the madness and providing you with an easy way to show your school pride while helping the next generation of industry leaders. The ICSC Foundation, led by foundation director John Crossman CCIM, CRX, has made huge strides in their Undergraduate…

February 14, 2014
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Congrats To Our Two New Community Service Award Winners!

The ICSC Foundation is proud to honor two more shopping center developers with Community Service Awards. The ICSC Foundation awards shopping centers from around the globe for their charitable efforts with the Community Support Awards. In the Asia Pacific, the Link Management Limited, based out of Kowloon, Hong Kong, won for their “The Link Community…

December 13, 2013
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Use #MindfulMalls to Promote Holiday Philanthropy

In October, the ICSC Foundation launched the #MindfulMalls hashtag, a Twitter campaign to promote and recognize the incredible generosity and community spirit within the shopping center industry, and it’s been a huge success. We received countless tweets, pictures, and video of events, fundraisers and community outreach focused on theme of the month: breast cancer awareness.…

October 25, 2013
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ICSC Foundation Introduces #MindfulMalls

The ICSC Foundation is launching a Twitter campaign to show the world all the good that malls do to bring awareness and raise funds for causes like breast cancer, heart disease, poverty and the countless other important issues that you support. This month is all about breast cancer. If your centers or malls are doing…

October 4, 2013
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Foundation Fridays: Impact of the ICSC Foundation

On November 1, the ICSC Foundation will be accepting applications for our entire catalogue of scholarships and fellowships. Every year we add more opportunities for those looking to enter retail real estate. Astonishingly, since 2007, we have increased the number of scholarships awarded by nearly 400%.We are proud of the success of our academic programs.…

August 30, 2013
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Foundation Fridays: Introducing ICSC Foundation’s New Program Manager, Bethany Vensel

In honor of Foundation Friday, we sat down with ICSC Foundation’s new program manager, Bethany Vensel to get to know her and find out the new projects coming out of the foundation. You have been with ICSC for three months and your first week was RECon. I was in the office for three days, barely…