The Woodlands, TX (January 18, 2019)– The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC) has made a significant impactfor the 2018 Montgomery County Light the Night Walk benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), with the fundraising having surpassed that of any previous year. Of the total $1,236,500 raised,The Howard Hughes Corporation contributed $258,000, with efforts led by its regional senior executives.
As co-chairs and fundraising Executive Challengers, Jim Carman, Vice President of Master Planned Communities and Commercial Development, raised $107,000 and Heath Melton, Vice President of Master Planned Communities and Residential, raised $114,000 for the walk. Carman and Melton ranked in the top ten of the 1,875 Executive Challengers nationwide, landing number six and number four respectively.
“Thanks to the tremendous fundraising efforts by The Howard Hughes Corporation, we are proud to report that this Light the Night Montgomery County raised a total of $1,236,500 – the highest ever for Montgomery County,” said Breanna Challicombe, Senior Campaign Manager for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.“This placed Montgomery County number nine in the nation, surpassing many large cities, including Houston. We are extremely appreciative of their investment in our mission to help light the path towards curing cancer.”
The mission of LLS is to help find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease andmyeloma while helping to improve the quality of life of patients and families. Carman served on the 2018 Montgomery County Executive Leadership Committee for LLS, and both Carman and Melton agreed to take on the Executive Challenge, which set the goal of raising $5,000 or more in funds for the Light the Night Walk. Carman and Melton were also listed among the Top 10 National Leaders with all Executive Challengers for LLS. The two executives united local offices from The Woodlands® and Bridgeland® to raise funds and participate in the cause. The contributions raised by The Howard Hughes Corporation ranked the company as the #1 Corporate Team in Montgomery County, and currently #7 in the entire nation out of 10,000 top teams.
“With the realization that so many people in our families, our company, and our community have been touched by cancer in some way, Heath and I wanted to once again give back and help Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in the fight to cure blood cancers with support from the Howard Hughes team,” said Carman. “We are proud to see our team pull together. Also, a thank you to our business partners who supported our efforts, as we could not have made such a significant impact for this worthwhile organization without their help.”
About The Woodlands
The Woodlands is a 28,000-acre master planned community located 27 miles north of downtown Houston. Throughout its 45-year history, The Woodlands has led the way among master plannedcommunities that practice environmental preservation. It is home to over 116,000 people, and more than 64,000 people work in the community. The Woodlands is one of the top-selling master planned communities in Texas and the nation. The Woodlands was named “Trailblazer of the Year” in 2018 by the Greater Houston Builders Association. The community was also consecutively named “Humanitarian of the Year” in 2017 and 2016 and “Master Planned Community of the Year” in 2015 by the Greater Houston Builders Association.For more information, visit wpwoodlands.wpengine.com. For additional details, find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
About The Howard Hughes Corporation®
The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the U.S. Its award-winning assets include the country’s preeminent portfolio of master planned communities, as well as operating properties and development opportunities including: The Seaport District in New York; Columbia, Maryland; The Woodlands®, The Woodlands Hills, and Bridgeland® in the Greater Houston, Texas area; Summerlin®, Las Vegas; and Ward Village® in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi. The Howard Hughes Corporation’s portfolio is strategically positioned to meet and accelerate development based on market demand, resulting in one of the strongest real estate platforms in the country. Dedicated to innovative placemaking, the company is recognized for its ongoing commitment to design excellence and to the cultural life of its communities. The Howard Hughes Corporation is traded on the New York Stock Exchange as HHC. For additional information about HHC, visit www.howardhughes.com.
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