Baird & Warner Provides 16, $10,000 Grants to Local Nonprofits
Top Brokerage Celebrates 160th Anniversary with $160,000 Donation Across Chicagoland
Chicago, Ill. – Oct. 12, 2015 – Baird & Warner has announced the names of the 16 local Chicagoland nonprofits that will receive a $10,000 grant, bringing the total company donation to $160,000. Recipients were chosen by the public in celebration of Baird & Warner’s 160th anniversary. The month-long program garnered more than 80,000 votes.
“When we launched ‘160 Years of Giving Back,’ we were very excited about the idea of opening the voting to the general public, but we never expected such a tremendous response!” said Jennifer Alter Warden, chief operating officer and executive vice president of Baird & Warner, Chicagoland's largest, locally owned independent residential real estate services company. “There is truly no better way to celebrate Baird & Warner’s 160th anniversary than by empowering our neighbors to help in our local communities.”
The following organizations will each receive a $10,000 grant:
Community Partners for Affordable Housing
Connections for the Homeless
Crisis Center for South Suburbia
Family Promise North Shore
Family Shelter Service
McHenry County PADS
Naperville Responds for Our Veterans
PADS Lake County
PADS of Elgin, Inc
Realtors Against Homelessness and District 211 Foundation
Stand Up for Kids
UCP Seguin of Greater Chicago
Each of the 25 Baird & Warner branch offices nominated a nonprofit that addresses the needs of those less fortunate and helps them live healthy, safe and productive lives. From Sept. 1 - 30, Baird & Warner broker associates, employees, nominated organizations and the public at large voted for 16 of those 25 charities to receive $10,000 each.
Through the Baird & Warner Good Will Network, Baird & Warner has donated millions of dollars and thousands of volunteer hours to a wide array of Chicagoland nonprofit organizations with a focus on shelter and homelessness, particularly for women and children.
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. Baird & Warner was named the No. 1 best place to work in Chicagoland by the Chicago Tribune in 2014, the brokerage’s third consecutive Top Workplace award. With nearly 2,000 broker associates in 25 offices and comprehensive mortgage financing and title insurance services, Baird & Warner consistently ranks among the nation’s top real estate firms. Learn more at www.BairdWarner.com.