Vertical Bridge

Vertical Bridge surpasses $6.2m in philanthropic giving

22 January 2021 | Abigail Opiah

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Vertical Bridge REIT, LLC has announced that its philanthropic arm, the Vertical Bridge Charitable Network, has surpassed over $6.2 million in donations since its founding in 2014.

The communications infrastructure operator donated more than $1.53 million in 2020 alone, the most ever donated by the company on an annual basis, according to the company.

In 2020, the company focused on helping those most impacted by COVID-19. Vertical Bridge’s efforts were highlighted by more than $96,000 in donations to food banks, as well as over $70,000 to DigDeep in support of the Navajo Water Project, which brings clean water to the Navajo Nation.

“The organisations we support through the Vertical Bridge Charitable Network are determined by our employees and customers, and I’m extremely proud that our team chose – without hesitation – to redirect our philanthropic efforts to fight the current global health and economic crisis,” said Alex Gellman, CEO and Co-Founder of Vertical Bridge (pictured).

“COVID-19 is unlike anything we have experienced before and as we did in 2020, we will continue our efforts to help individuals, families and businesses impacted by the pandemic throughout this year.”

Vertical Bridge said it will continue to back other noteworthy causes chosen by its employees and customers in the coming year and will also extend its efforts to habitat preservation through a new partnership with the South Florida Audubon Society.

Vertical Bridge Charitable Network has increased its reach in terms of total contributions and the number of organisations it works with each year, with the company adding that it expects to continue this trend in the future.

The company owns, operates and master leases over 300,000 tower, rooftop, billboard, utility attachment and other site locations in support of wireless network deployments.

Based in Boca Raton, Florida, Vertical Bridge was founded in 2014 by executives from Digital Bridge Holdings, LLC (now part of Digital Colony) and former senior officers of Global Tower Partners.