Simon Sustainability Report 2020-2021
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT At Simon, we are committed to building strong communities at the local level by promoting development activities and social initiatives. We have supported Simon Youth Foundation for over two decades, and by investing in individual lives through education, we have demonstrated the positive impact that is achievable when people are motivated and empowered to believe in a future greater than themselves. In 2020, we continued to support our communities during unprecedented times even though the number of fundraising events was limited due to social distancing requirements. Each year, Simon sponsors the National Black MBA Association ® (NBMBAA). The mission of the NBMBAA is to lead in the creation of educational, wealth building, and growth opportunities for those historically under-represented throughout their careers as students, entrepreneurs, and professionals. In 2020, the Indianapolis Chapter of the NBMBAA in which Simon participates, was awarded the Chapter of the Year Award.
PROMOTING VOLUNTEERISMAT SIMON Simon supports activities that enhance, benefit, and serve the communities in which we live and work. This aligns with one of our core values, responsible citizenship. The Simon Employee Association (SEA) is an internal resource that promotes volunteer opportunities for employees. Through SEA, Simon corporate and field employees volunteer and participate in a variety of local and national philanthropic programs and fundraising events. These include supporting local food banks, homeless shelters, and blood banks. In 2020, Simon employees supported fundraising events with almost 2,400 hours of their time. BRINGING TESTING AND VACCINATION NEARBY The unique design of our centers has enabled Simon to mobilize our centers to provide access to essential COVID-19 services in the communities we serve. By the numbers, Simon has provided COVID-19 testing at over 75 centers9, thereby providing access to affordable and fast testing to 115.2M people living in proximity to these centers. Additionally, Simon hosts COVID-19 vaccination sites at 10 of our centers10.
2,371 Hours of staff time dedicated to hosting fundraising events
370+ Non-fundraising events (e.g., blood drives)
95 Fundraising events
$703K+ Raised at fundraising events for charity
116 Properties engaged in community engagement efforts
SIMON CENTERS THAT HAD OR ARE CURRENTLY OPERATING COVID-19 TESTING PROGRAMS
9 As of April 30, 2021 10 As of May 30, 2021
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