Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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Through family foundation, Malcolm Glazer supported youth and other causes

TAMPA — Malcolm Glazer's Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had the support of the community — first and foremost through the construction of a taxpayer-funded stadium — and local leaders credit the Glazer Family Foundation for giving back to the community, too.

"A philanthropic force" with "tremendous impact on our community," said Bob Rohrlack, president and CEO of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce.

In 2012, the foundation gave more than $2.5 million to charity, according to its most recently available federal income tax return. Of that, gifts of $1 million each went to the Glazer Children's Museum in Tampa and the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.

Another $201,500 went to a Tampa program to identify and correct vision problems in schoolchildren. The rest went to the Tampa Jewish Federation, public schools, United Way and more than four dozen charities, children's groups and youth sports programs.

"The Glazers have not just focused on what happens on the field," Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn said, "and it's had an impact."

In 2007, fundraising for the children's museum lagged until the foundation kicked in $5 million.

Earlier this year, the Tampa Jewish Community Center & Federation said one of Glazer's son's, Bucs co-chairman Bryan Glazer, had pledged $4 million toward the renovation of the historic Fort Homer Hesterly Armory as a community center.

Times staff writer Amy Scherzer and researcher John Martin contributed to this report.

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