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University Loft Donates To Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

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In an effort to help raise awareness of Cystic Fibrosis, University Loft Company has donated $10,000 to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is a non-profit, donor supported organization that works to assure the means to help develop a cure and control cystic fibrosis, as well as improve the quality of life for those living with the disease. The Foundation has more than 80 chapters nationwide supports a network of more than 115 accredited CF care centers that provide patients and families with vital treatment and other CF resources. This is not the first generous gift by University Loft Company. Some past donations include a $400,000 building donation to Central Services, a United Way funded program in Morristown, TN, a $100,000 donation to Saint Louis University to aid in the renovation of their student center and a $100,000 donation to Southern Illinois University Carbondale. University Loft Company continues to donate money and furniture to several colleges, universities and other various organizations every year. “It means so much to me to be able to donate to a foundation that is working to help change lives and raise awareness of a serious disease,” noted James Jannetides, President and CEO of University Loft Company. “At University Loft, we always strive to give back as much as possible, not only to those in our community, but to those around the country and world.” University Loft Company was founded in 1986 by James Jannetides while attending the University of Southern Illinois. James built a loft for his room to maximize space in his typically small dorm room. Other students admired his loft system, and that summer James invested his savings in enough wood to build 400 loft units. Upon returning to school, these high-demand lofts were sold to fellow students and that’s where ULC was born. Today, ULC manages more than 1,200 university accounts per year, including the elite Yale University and John Hopkins University. University Loft Company is considered a leader in the government sector and retail division, as well. ULC has been recognized by winning the Blue Chip Enterprise Award, 25 Fastest Growing Company in Indiana, and The Growth 100 in Indiana awards. James Jannetides was voted in the 1999 40 under 40 award in Indianapolis and was recognized as the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Manufacturing. Committed to providing a superior product with an unmatched service level, University Loft Company is the leader in the contract furniture industry.

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