Griffin Capital Company Announces 2017 Charitable Initiative a Resounding Success
January 16, 2018

Griffin Capital Company Announces 2017 Charitable Initiative a Resounding Success

El Segundo, Calif. (January 16, 2018) - At year-end 2017, Griffin Capital Company, LLC (“Griffin Capital”) announced the substantial accomplishments of the Griffin Charitable Initiative (“GCI”), Griffin’s firmwide, employee-led charitable program designed to give back to the communities where Griffin employees live and work.

Started in 2017 to build upon Griffin Capital’s various charitable activities from prior years, GCI encouraged employees to expand their activities by rolling out a four-pronged plan: (i) monthly grants to employee-selected charities where the employee has demonstrated both passion and hands-on volunteer involvement, (ii) group events in each major Griffin office where employees work together at a specific charity in the local community, (iii) firm-wide, month-long events targeting high profile health issues, including, in 2017, Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Movember, and (iv) year-end charitable donations made in lieu of gifts to Griffin’s strategic partners (2017’s designated recipient was Stand Up To Cancer).

“We couldn’t be more pleased with how our employees stepped up and leaned in to embrace GCI and its expanded charitable activities in 2017,” said David Rupert, Griffin Capital’s President and one of several executives and department heads that championed the launch of GCI. “In 2017, our employees volunteered almost 2,000 hours to charitable organizations in their local communities, giving back and making a difference. That commitment is inspiring and the foundation upon which we intend to build future charitable efforts,” Rupert continued.

Griffin employees made substantial donations of their time, energy and financial support to numerous charities in 2017, some of which include:

  • Houston Food Bank and Food Bank of Corpus Christi (An unplanned donation driven by employees’ desire to help those impacted by the tragedy of Hurricane Harvey)
  • Operation Gratitude
  • El Segundo Run For Education
  • Phoenix Rescue Mission
  • GOOD+ Foundation
  • Heartland Alliance
  • Stand Up To Cancer
  • Movember Foundation
  • Small Town, Big Dreams
  • Foundation for a Slavery Free World
  • Woods Humane Society
  • Southern California Special Olympics
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Kevin Shields, Chairman and CEO, Griffin Capital, said, “We are honored to have supported a variety of worthy causes throughout the year as part of the Griffin Charitable Initiative. It has always been one of our core values to give back and support deserving charities; we hope to continue and expand these efforts in the years ahead.”

About Griffin Capital Company, LLC

Griffin Capital Company, LLC ("Griffin Capital") is a leading alternative investment asset manager with nearly $10 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2017. Founded in 1995, the privately held firm is led by a seasoned team of senior executives with more than two decades of investment and real estate experience and who collectively have executed more than 650 transactions valued at over $22 billion.

The firm manages, sponsors or co-sponsors a suite of carefully curated, institutional quality investment solutions distributed by Griffin Capital Securities, LLC to retail investors through a community of partners, including independent and insurance broker-dealers, wirehouses, registered investment advisory firms and the financial advisors who work with these enterprises.

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