Baird & Warner Donates $50,000 to Chicago Food Pantries, Local Charities in December
The Baird & Warner Good Will Network Increases $25,000 to $50,000
Chicago, Ill. – December 21, 2012 – The Baird & Warner Good Will Network has donated $50,000 to local charities this month, providing aid to non-profit organizations that assist Chicagoland residents. Of the total $50,000 donation, $25,000 was given to the joint effort between the Greater Chicago Food Depository and the Northern Illinois Food Bank, $10,000 was given to both the CARA Program and La Casa Norte and $5,000 was given to Genesis House.
These charities were selected by the Baird & Warner broker associate advisory board and then voted on by the entire company. While the original goal was to give away $25,000 to one charity, an outpouring of support led the Baird & Warner Good Will Network to increase its donation to benefit all five organizations.
“We created the Baird & Warner Good Will Network in 2002 to help raise money in the aftermath of September 11. What has kept it going all of these years has been the generous spirit of our broker associates and staff which was demonstrated in the astounding support we received for these worthy charities,” said Jennifer Alter Warden, president of residential sales at Baird & Warner.
The Baird & Warner Good Will Network seeks to provide relief to local nonprofit organizations, with a focus on shelter and homelessness particularly for families and children. Through the Good Will Network Fund, held at the Chicago Community Trust, Baird & Warner collects donations throughout the year to provide large and small charitable contributions. These contributions, as well as ongoing volunteerism from broker associates, management team and staff, have added up to thousands of volunteer hours and $1.3 million worth of donations to a wide array of local causes.
About Baird & Warner
Established in 1855, Baird & Warner is Chicagoland's largest and most experienced independent residential real estate brokerage. For over 150 years, the Baird & Warner brand has been synonymous with innovation and integrity, and Stephen W. Baird, the firm’s fifth-generation owner, has been consistently recognized among the industry’s most influential leaders. With more than 1,500 sales professionals and comprehensive mortgage financing and title insurance services, the company consistently ranks among the nation’s top real estate firms. In line with its legacy of customer focused innovation, BairdWarner.com has been named “Best Overall Website” among the 600 member firms of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World’s international broker network. In 2012, Baird & Warner received a Top Workplace Award from the Chicago Tribune.