St. John Properties, Inc., formerly MIE Properties, was founded in 1971 by Edward St. John. Under his leadership, St. John Properties has grown into a full-service real estate company that owns, manages and has developed approximately 17 million square feet of commercial, retail and residential real estate throughout the country.
As the Company continued to grow, so did Mr. St. John’s commitment and dedication to giving back to the community. In 1998, he established a charitable committee within the Company to focus on educational enrichment for children and other worthwhile causes.
To date, more than $58 million has been pledged, and donated, through out-right contributions or gifts-in-kind to over 350 educational and other nonprofit organizations throughout the Baltimore/Washington region. The Foundation is proud to have provided support to organizations such as: American Heart Association, Baltimore County Police Athletic League, Baltimore County Public School System, Beth Tfiloh Community School, Bowie State University, Cardinal Gibbons High School, Casey Cares Foundation, Civic Works-REACH School, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, House of Ruth, Johns Hopkins University Edward St. John Real Estate Program, KIPP School, Living Classrooms, Loyola High School, Marine Corp Toys for Tots, Maryland Science Center, McDonogh School, Mount St. Joseph High School, My Brothers Keeper, Notre Dame Preparatory School, Pride of Baltimore, Ronald McDonald House, Seton Keough High School, Severn School, Southwest Emergency Services, Special Olympics Maryland, Teach for America, and many other worthy organizations.
Mr. St. John resigned from the Foundation Board of Trustees in 2007, turning all philanthropic decisions of the Foundation over to the members of the Board. These individuals will carry on the mission of the Foundation that was established by Mr. St. John. They will continue to work hand in hand with St. John Properties to help build local communities and advance the Company’s corporate citizenship, thereby illustrating an important company credo: Doing Well By Doing Good.