Baird & Warner Good Will Network Donates $100,000 to Chicagoland Charities
Public casts thousands of online votes to choose organizations focused on shelter and homelessness
CHICAGO (Oct. 12, 2016) — Baird & Warner, Chicagoland’s largest locally owned independent residential real estate services company, today announced its charitable arm, the Good Will Network, is donating $100,000 through 10 grants in the amount of $10,000 each to Chicagoland nonprofit agencies focusing primarily on serving those impacted by homelessness. The 10 winning charities were selected through an online campaign that generated thousands of votes from people across Illinois.
“Neighbors helping neighbors is a core value that Baird & Warner strives to demonstrate every day, and this campaign embodies that philanthropic spirit,” said Jennifer Alter Warden, chief operating officer and executive vice president of Baird & Warner. “By engaging our employees and our communities, we can support local organizations that share the good and help those in need.”
The grant winners were selected as part of an online campaign aptly named #ShareTheGood, which began with the nomination of charities by Baird & Warner’s broker associates, loan officers and employees. Throughout September, the public cast online votes for the nominees, rewarding the 10 charities with the most votes.
The winning nonprofits provide an array of services to Chicagoland communities, from food and safe housing to shelter and employment assistance. The following organizations will receive a $10,000 grant from the Baird & Warner Good Will Network:
360 Youth Services
Almost Home Kids
Community Crisis Center
Family Promise North Shore
Family Shelter Service
PADS Lake County
Realtors Against Homelessness
Turning Pointe Autism Foundation
“The people whom these organizations serve face extraordinarily difficult circumstances and need the community’s help,” said Warden. “Baird & Warner’s mantra is to make things easier, and we’re proud to alleviate some of the challenges people face by contributing to these exceptional organizations.”
Since its creation in 2002, Baird & Warner’s Good Will Network has donated more than $2 million in grants to Chicagoland nonprofit organizations with a focus on shelters and homelessness, particularly for women and children. Broker associates, loan officers and employees have also volunteered thousands of hours to these charities.
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 160 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 2015, the brokerage’s fourth consecutive Top Workplace award. With more than 2,000 broker associates in 28 offices and comprehensive mortgage, title and relocation services, Baird & Warner consistently ranks among the nation’s top real estate firms. For more information, visit BairdWarner.com, follow @bairdwarner on Twitter and Instagram, like the Baird & Warner Facebook page and follow the firm on LinkedIn.
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