Alexion and The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven Launch Here in New Haven 30-Day Grant Program Supporting Local Non-Profit Organizations

Alexion and The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven have launched Here in New Haven, a charitable giving initiative to support 30 local non-profit organizations dedicated to strengthening the greater New Haven community. The program, which coincides with Alexion’s move to its new global headquarters at 100 College Street, is part of the Company’s commitment to developing productive partnerships within the communities where employees live and work. Through this initiative, Alexion will provide a $1,000 grant each day over a period of 30 business days, culminating on February 29, 2016, which is Global Rare Disease Day.

“Alexion was founded 24 years ago in New Haven, and we are pleased to be back here establishing our global headquarters with a commitment to supporting vital economic, social and environmental efforts in our community,” said David Hallal, Chief Executive Officer of Alexion. “Our partnership with The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven will support 30 organizations dedicated to creating positive change through charitable resources that address priorities in the region.”

“We are thrilled to partner with Alexion on this initiative, which utilizes giveGreater.org® to recognize and support the many deserving organizations serving New Haven that help our community continue to grow and thrive,” said William W. Ginsberg, President and CEO, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. “We are equally thrilled that Alexion is returning to New Haven and appreciate the commitment of the company and its employees to our community.”

Recipients of the Here in New Haven grants were selected from a list of New Haven-serving non-profits profiled on giveGreater.org®, an online resource for learning and giving provided by The Community Foundation. Grantees will be announced daily on giveGreater.org’s Facebook page and Twitter feed.