April 1, 2013 | Volunteer Spotlight
Verizon Global Real Estate Leader Demonstrates His Commitment to Community Service
Verizon Global Real Estate Leader Making a Difference for the Special Olympics
John Vazquez, Vice President - Global Real Estate, has been with Verizon for 14 months and he’s already made a difference to one charitable organization. Special Olympics (New York Chapter) recently honored John at its 13th Annual Real Estate and Construction Gala in New York City. Vazquez became involved with Special Olympics in Connecticut a few years ago when his daughter was a volunteer. Committed to helping others, Vazquez has also been a supporter and volunteer for the United Way and Catholic Charities.
“The real estate community in New York City is very charity oriented, “said Vazquez. “I have been doing this my whole career, formerly with Met Life and J.P. Morgan Chase. Many corporations get involved by offering reduced rent on office space to charitable organizations as well as giving them office space for administrative projects such as stuffing envelopes. Companies often donate used furniture or even used fitness center equipment to foundations like the Police Athletic League (PAL) in New York City.”
The Gala raised over $600,000 for Special Olympics. Since 2000, Verizon has contributed over $800,000 to Special Olympics. Click here to learn more about the Special Olympics New York.
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