Majestic Realty Co. Chairman and CEO Edward P. Roski, Jr. Honored by the Salvation Army for Ongoing Philanthropic Commitment
LOS ANGELES, CA (Dec. 8, 2008)— Recognized for his ongoing commitment to philanthropy Edward P. Roski, Jr., chairman and CEO of Majestic Realty Co., was honored recently at the Salvation Army’s Annual “Kettle Kickoff,” which celebrates the Salvation Army’s official start of the holiday fundraising season.
The evening was filled with performances from the Salvation Army Band and the Pasadena Tabernacle Children’s Choir. Local celebrities including Buzz Aldrin, Phil Jackson, and Shirley Jones joined the celebration to lend their support to the volunteer bell-ringers that will encourage others to contribute to local families in-need.
Major Victor Leslie, divisional commander of the Southern California Division of the Salvation Army offered special recognition by presenting Roski with a Lifetime Achievement Award honoring his sustained commitment to philanthropy. Jackson, championship winning coach of the Los Angeles Lakers introduced Roski as one of the treasures of Los Angeles and credited Roski for his vision for STAPLES Center and his role in the rejuvenation of downtown. A long-term resident of Los Angeles, Roski co-developed STAPLES Center and is a co-owner of the Los Angeles Kings and the Los Angeles Lakers. Roski takes an active role in civic, educational and cultural activities in the region and beyond as the current chairman of the board of trustees at the University of Southern California and through his service on the boards of the National Geographic Society, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, the California Science Center, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission, and Loyola High School. Additionally, the Majestic Realty Foundation presents more than 300 grants annually to local nonprofit organizations in the communities where Majestic Realty Co. does business.
Founded in 1948, Majestic Realty Co. is one of the nation’s oldest and largest privately held real estate firms, with an office, retail and industrial portfolio totaling more than 73 million square feet. The Southern California-based company is a diversified real estate developer specializing in the planning and development of premier master planned business parks and retail centers. Headquartered in City of Industry, Majestic Realty also has offices in Atlanta, Dallas, Denver and Las Vegas. For information or leasing opportunities, visit www.majesticrealty.com.
Established in 2002, the Majestic Realty Foundation provides grants and other support to various charitable community partners that work the areas of youth, family, education, violence prevention and health in the communities where Majestic Realty Co., one of the nation’s leading private commercial real estate developers, does business. For more information, visit www.majesticfoundation.org.
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