Baird & Warner Donates $22,000 to Save the Children Superstorm Sandy Relief
Brokers and Employees Show an Outpouring of Support
Chicago, Ill. – February 20, 2013 – The Baird & Warner Good Will Network announced today that it has raised $22,000 for the Save the Children Superstorm Sandy relief efforts. The grant was financed by contributions from Baird & Warner brokers, staff and the company.
“When reports of the devastation from Superstorm Sandy came in, our brokers and employees made it clear that they wanted to do something to help,” said Jennifer Alter Warden, president of residential sales at Baird & Warner. “Even though we’re a Chicago-based company, we want to lend our support wherever we can. This, in addition to our $50,000 worth of donations to local nonprofits last month, is a testament to our broker associates’ and employees’ commitment to help those in need.”
Baird & Warner selected Save the Children for this donation because of its mission to continue to help those affected by Superstorm Sandy. While the victims are no longer front page news, Save the Children continues to add much-needed support to hard-hit families. In addition to providing basic nutrition, education, clothing and hygiene supplies, Save the Children builds Child Friendly Spaces in shelters. These special areas allow children to play, socialize and begin to recover from the trauma. Children are protected from harm and provided with a sense of normalcy and community.
Save the Children’s efforts coincide with the Baird & Warner Good Will Network’s mission to provide financial support to 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 funds throughout the year to provide large and small charitable contributions. These monetary gifts, 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, and in 2013, was named the 43rd best place to work in the nation.