The Baird & Warner Good Will Network has selected five Chicagoland nonprofits to each receive a $10,000 grant, bringing the total donation to $50,000. These organizations were chosen based on submissions by Baird & Warner broker associates and employees, then voted on in a companywide poll.
“Baird & Warner has called Chicagoland home for almost 160 years, and it is our responsibility to help our neighbors in need,” said Jennifer Alter Warden, president of Residential Sales at Baird & Warner, Chicagoland’s largest locally-owned independent residential real estate services company. “There are so many nonprofits in need of funds to continue their good work, and we’re fortunate enough to be in a position to provide assistance.”
The Baird & Warner Good Will Network, the company’s corporate giving program, put out a call for submissions this past summer, requesting nonprofits that provide shelter, ideally with a focus on women and children. The five charities that were selected are Deborah’s Place, PADS of Lake County, Children’s Home + Aid, Crisis Center for South Suburbia and Marklund.
At the end of 2013, the Baird & Warner Good Will Network donated $50,000 to five nonprofits that were also chosen through a companywide vote. 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.
In total, the Baird & Warner Good Will Network has contributed almost $2 million to a variety of nonprofit organizations since its inception in 2002.