Port Washington-based Cedar Realty Trust is giving an $85,000 grant to the Jackie Robinson Foundation towards college scholarships.
The grant will support six students from Ward 7 in Washington D.C. who began college this fall as part of the class of 2023.
The program delivers aspects of JRF’s established curriculum to an expanded audience of students from across the country in a new online platform hosted by JRF Scholars, education experts and other professionals and special guests.
Cedar Realty Trust is currently redeveloping Northeast Heights, a shopping center in the Ward 7 area in what will be a multi-year project providing jobs and economic benefits for the community. The company’s partnership with the Jackie Robinson Foundation is a prime example of its commitment to remaining an active member of the community by providing residents with opportunities to further their professional growth and education at the next level.
“Through his leadership, skills and courage, Jackie Robinson broke barriers in sports, media and business,” Bruce Schanzer, CEO and president of Cedar Realty Trust, said in a company statement. “We are thrilled to partner with the Jackie Robinson Foundation, a like-minded organization that perpetuates the ideals and values that defined Jackie Robinson’s life. We will continue to seek out ways to contribute to the local community in a meaningful way.”