Erickson Retirement Communities, the Baltimore-based senior housing developer that operates Charlestown and Oak Crest Village, donated $1.2 million to nonprofit organizations across the country last year.
Locally, Erickson donated $26,500 to the Caroline Center in Baltimore and $52,500 to Catholic Charities. Erickson donated more than $60,000 to The Johns Hopkins University to establish a fellowship in geriatric medicine and made donations to the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore and the University of Maryland Foundation.
Erickson employees can have both their donated time and financial gifts matched by a donation from Erickson, as well as use an allotment of paid hours for volunteer work.
Paulette Tansill, director of human resources at Charlestown, sits on the Caroline Center Board. Mark Erickson, chief operating officer of Erickson, is on the Catholic Charities board.