The Benaroya Company embraces corporate social responsibility through philanthropy and dedication to the economic vibrancy and social conscience of the Pacific Northwest. The Benaroyas' lead gift enabled construction to begin for the Seattle Symphony Hall. The world-class venue, Benaroya Hall, opened its doors in 1998. In 1999, Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle completed construction of its state-of-the-art Benaroya Research Institute, a facility dedicated to solving the mysteries of diabetes and other autoimmune diseases. Most rececently, the Benaroyas granted a legacy gift to the Tacoma Art Museum of 225 works of studio art glass, paintings and sculptures of Northwest and International artists. The gift includes funds for a New Wing which will break ground July 2017, an endowment for collection care and a curatorial position. The Benaroya Company and its Foundation support numerous civic, medical, and charitable organizations.