Baird & Warner Donates $50,000 to Support Local Chicago Nonprofits
Top Local Real Estate Services Company Surpasses $1.5 Million in Community Grants
Chicago, Ill. – October 7, 2013 – The Baird & Warner Good Will Network donated $50,000 to Chicagoland charities this month. This grant is in addition to a nearly $60,000 contribution that the real estate services company made earlier this year to a number of other Chicago area nonprofit organizations, bringing its total Good Will Network donations to more than $1.5 million.
“Our sense of community and local responsibility has been a core value for Baird & Warner all the way back to our founding in 1855,” said Jennifer Alter Warden, president of residential sales at Baird & Warner, Chicagoland's largest locally owned independent residential real estate services company. “The fact that our broker associates and staff are extremely busy and still make it a priority to contribute time and money to support their neighbors speaks volumes for the level of integrity within our company. We are deeply committed to giving back to the communities that have made us successful.”
Of the total $50,000 donation, $15,000 went to Ronald McDonald House, $10,000 was given to A Safe Place, Connections for the Homeless and West Suburban PADS, and $5,000 was given to Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter. These five grant recipients were chosen out of more than 20 nonprofits that Baird & Warner branch offices have supported in the past year.
At the end of 2012, the Baird & Warner Good Will Network donated $25,000 to a joint effort between the Greater Chicago Food Depository and the Northern Illinois Food Bank, $10,000 to both the CARA Program and La Casa Norte, $5,000 to Genesis House, as well as a variety of smaller amounts to charities all over Chicagoland.
The Baird & Warner Good Will Network supports local nonprofit organizations with a focus on shelter and homelessness, particularly for families and children. It is administered through the Good Will Network Fund, held at the Chicago Community Trust.
About Baird & Warner Real Estate, Inc.
Established in 1855, Baird & Warner is Chicagoland's largest locally owned independent residential real estate services company. The Baird & Warner brand has been synonymous with experience, innovation and integrity for more than 150 years. Steve Baird, the firm’s fifth-generation owner, has been consistently recognized among the industry’s most influential leaders. In 2012, Baird & Warner was named the third best place to work in Chicago, receiving a Top Workplace Award from the Chicago Tribune, and in 2013, it was named the 43rd best place to work in the nation. With more than 1,500 sales professionals and comprehensive mortgage financing and title insurance services, Baird & Warner consistently ranks among the nation’s top real estate firms.