Corporate Social Responsibility

I truly believe as hospitality professionals, we’re inherently passionate about taking care of others. Our team members jump at every opportunity to drive and participate in our community programs. The energy and enthusiasm is truly special and bonds us as a team. There’s nothing more rewarding, in our opinion, than service.

Ashley CerasaroVP, Brand Communications

Move for Hunger

AVE joined forces with Move For Hunger 7 years ago to mitigate hunger in our communities. Working alongside the Move For Hunger team and its national network of moving partners, we have seamlessly integrated a food donation program into our operations to divert food from landfills to local food banks when our residents move out. We also regularly organize food drives and fund-raisers to support all of Move For Hunger’s food insecurity programs.

Move for Hunger

AVE in ACTion

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity

While AVE has been supporting Habitat for Humanity in Suburban Philadelphia for years, we formalized a partnership this past year to deepen our impact. As housing providers, we feel a great responsibility to ensure everyone has a safe, comfortable place to live. Working closely with the Habitat for Humanity team, AVE has seamlessly integrated a donation program into our operations to divert gently used furnishings from our renovation projects from landfills to Habitat for Humanity ReStores, where sales directly finance H4H’s housing projects. Team members also regularly volunteer at ReStore to help with merchandising and volunteer in local fund-raisers.

In Partnership With

Manna

Korman Communities founder Steven H. Korman has been a longtime supporter of MANNA, a nonprofit that prepares and delivers nourishing meals and counsel to those who are at acute nutritional risk due to life-threatening illnesses. In 2015, to celebrate Steven’s leadership and dedication to their mission, MANNA organized the SHK Day of Caring, which has become an annual tradition where Steven’s friends, family, and Korman team members volunteer in the kitchen to support with meal prep.

Manna

Kelly's Kidz

In 2021, AVE President Lea Anne Welsh met Angela Fagnani, Program Director with Kelly’s Kidz, and she introduced the nonprofit and its mission to provide comfort and entertainment to children being treated in local hospitals spearhead by founder and Philly Media Personality Bob Kelly. Lea Anne immediately wanted to help and shared the organization with the AVE teams in Greater Philadelphia and New Jersey. That year, the teams organized a “Holiday Spirit of Giving” drive collecting about 30 Santa Sacks of toys for the children at St. Christopher’s Hospital in Philadelphia. The teams look forward to this being a joyful annual holiday tradition.

Kelly's Kidz

Back-to-school Supplies Drives

Donating back-to-school supplies to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Jersey Cares, and Cradles to Crayons has been a tradition with our New Jersey and Greater Philadelphia communities since 2018. We were so excited to see our team in Austin, Texas hop on the school bus this year and partner up with the Travis County Sheriff’s Office to host a drive to gather donations of backpacks, binders, notebooks, calculators, crayons, pencils, rulers, and scissors for students from K-5 in Travis County, Texas.

Back-to-school Supplies Drives

Marine Toys for Tots Foundation

For decades, AVE has hosted a toy drive annually with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to make the holidays brighter for kids in our communities. Donations are raised during the holiday season as part of resident and partner events with special appearances by Santa.

Marine Toys for Tots Foundation

American Red Cross

Since 2018, AVE communities in King of Prussia, PA and Florham Park, NJ have hosted annual blood drives to support American Red Cross. Recipients include Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn-Presbyterian Medical Center, Einstein Medical Center of Philadelphia, Inspira Health Network, and Capital Health Regional Medical Center.

American Red Cross

Giving Back

1,743

Furnishings


Donated to Habitat for Humanity's ReStore Locations

2,416

School Supplies


Donated Through the Boys and Girls Clubs of America

21,663

Meals


Donated Through Move For Hunger to Local Food Banks

CSR Spotlights

AVE’s Second Annual Holiday Spirit of Giving

AVE has donated food and toys to make the holidays brighter for those in their communities in need for over a decade during the holiday season. In 2021, we formalized as AVE’s Holiday Spirit of Giving, adding new partner Kellys Kidz. This past December wrapped our second consecutive year, and it was a huge success across our entire portfolio of 15 communities nationwide!

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AVE Has HEART

AVE is excited to announce a partnership with Little Words Project® to create a custom “LIVE BETTER” bracelet, where 25% of net profits will be donated to Move For Hunger. The AVE bracelet will be available for a limited time only from February 4, 2022 through March 4, 2022.

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