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RBJ Pleased To Make First Donation To Support Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s New Longwood Center Location

Richards Barry Joyce & Partners is honored to have been mentioned in the Spring issue of Impact, a newsletter that offers highlights of the fundraising activities of the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.  RBJ represented the world renowned organization in its 154,100 square foot lease at Longwood Center (more here) and made the first donation to support the Institute’s research agenda in the new location.

Here is the full article from Impact:

First gift to Longwood Center from Richards Barry Joyce & Partners opens doors
The eight partners of the commercial real estate firm Richards Barry Joyce & Partners all grew up in Massachusetts with the knowledge of Dana-Farber’s importance. Giving back to the community in which they do business has always been a top priority, leading them to give Dana-Farber $100,000 as the first gift supporting the Institute’s ever expanding research agenda in the new Longwood Center. The building, which is being constructed at the intersection of Brookline Avenue and Longwood Avenue, is slated to open in 2015.

“It’s an opportunity for Dana-Farber to have more front doors,” Robert Richards, president, said of how this exciting project will enhance Dana-Farber’s physical presence in the Longwood Medical Area.

The project is a strategic expansion of Dana-Farber’s basic research initiatives in cancer chemistry and cancer biology, drivers of breakthrough therapies, by allowing laboratory teams to be built around the particular needs of these teams.  Laboratories will be laid out as “research neighborhoods” to foster collaboration and creativity, and to optimize use of space. This will help bring together and retain leading investigators at Dana-Farber, as well as provide space to attract additional talent.

“We feel so good to be contributing to a great cause, and we will have great pride in the accomplishments that come from this best in class research facility,” said Richards.

Dana-Farber Chief Scientific Officer Barrett J. Rollins, MD, PhD, commented, “The Longwood Center will transform Dana-Farber’s ability to develop new cancer therapies, advancing our capabilities in chemical biology to a level that matches our skill in making genetic discoveries in cancer. We are deeply grateful to Richards Barry Joyce & Partners for contributing to this project.”

© 2013 Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc.  Reprinted with permission.

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