Surprising These Winners With $24,000 Was Amazing

We recently sent a team to surprise each of the five winners of our Good Will Network’s $24K of Solid Good initiative. The road trip was incredibly uplifting — and the reactions were more than a little emotional. You can see them in the video below.

Each year, Baird & Warner’s Good Will Network donates thousands of dollars to housing-related nonprofits throughout Chicagoland. For $24K of Solid Good, Baird & Warner agents and employees nominated dozens of nonprofits to receive five $24,000 grants, for a total of $120,000. Then we asked members of the public to vote, which they certainly did — 22,000 times! Learn more about the winning nonprofits.

When we decided to surprise the nonprofits in person, we were truly inspired by the people we met working so hard to provide support to our neighbors and fight homelessness in all kinds of ways. It was such a wonderful experience to also see the agents who nominated each winning nonprofit join us to present the $24,000 checks along with their managing brokers.

It made us think about how grateful we are to work at a place where people want to make a difference. Because for us, Chicagoland is more than just a market — it’s home.

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