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Business Executive, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist, Gerry Sigal, Named Washingtonian of the Year 2014

Friends of Cancer Research (Friends) and SIGAL Construction Corporation congratulate SIGAL Founder & CEO, and steadfast supporter of Friends, Gerry Sigal on being named Washingtonian of the Year 2014

(Washington, DC) Gerry Sigal has been honored by Washingtonian Magazine for his lifelong dedication to philanthropic causes that have impacted sectors across the DC community and the nation.  

Gerry's work mentoring and fostering programs like Operation Spiffy John, DC Students Construction Trades Foundation and the Academy of Construction & Design at Cardozo Education Campus has truly changed the communities he is a part of and countless young people's lives. Read the full Washingtonian story: http://www.washingtonian.com/articles/people/2014-washingtonians-of-the-...  

Gerry's career has spanned over 50 years as a true innovator in his field. Since founding SIGAL Construction in 1977, he has built the company into one of DC's top and most respected commercial construction companies. 

Said Gerard Heiber, President of SIGAL Construction, "Gerry has always taught me the importance of giving back. We should all be extremely proud to have Gerry as our Chairman and for setting such a great example for all of us to follow."

Gerry's wife, Dr. Ellen Sigal, is Chair and Founder of Friends of Cancer Research, the nation's premier cancer research policy advocacy organization and think tank. Dr. Sigal created Friends 18 years ago, and Gerry has been one of the organization's most generous and steadfast supporters since the beginning. 

"We are thrilled that Gerry Sigal is being honored for his incredible philanthropic work," said Jeff Allen, Executive Director of Friends of Cancer Research. "We at Friends are proud to join SIGAL Construction Corporation in congratulating Gerry and thanking him for all he has done for so many."

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About SIGAL Construction Corporation
Founded in 1977, SIGAL Construction Corporation (SIGAL) is one of Washington's premier general contractors, known throughout the industry for its dedication to sustainability, high quality, cost consciousness, excellent client relations, and the ability to successfully complete unique and challenging projects. A founding partner of the USGBC, SIGAL offers superior general contracting, preconstruction, construction management, design/build, and sustainability services. SIGAL's diverse project portfolio includes institutions of learning (K-12 and higher education), Federal and municipal agencies, law firms, corporations, hotels, technology firms, biotech companies, healthcare providers, multi-family housing, and associations/nonprofits. To learn more about SIGAL Construction Corporation, please visit www.sigal.com. 

About Friends of Cancer Research
Friends of Cancer Research develops groundbreaking partnerships and creates a more open dialogue among both public and private sectors and tears down the barriers that stand in the way of conquering cancer. By collaborating with premier academic research centers, professional societies, and other advocacy organizations, Friends is able to accelerate innovation. For more information, please visit: www.focr.org or follow us on Twitter (@CancerResrch).

Friends of Cancer Research (Friends) and SIGAL Construction Corporation congratulate SIGAL Founder & CEO, and steadfast supporter of Friends, Gerry Sigal on being named Washingtonian of the Year 2014.