Mission Statement

To lead employees in philanthropic efforts at the local level in a way that both represents and serves the ideals of the CBRE Chicago community. The Committee’s main source of fundraising is its Charity Bash held every fall, which is open to CBRE employees, clients and colleagues. Through funds raised from our annual charity bash the philanthropy committee has donated nearly $1M since the committee’s inception in 2008.

2018 promises to be a great year for the CBRE Chicago Philanthropic Committee and its charitable efforts. The Committee has just completed its strategic session and looks forward to develop new ways to grow benevolent support for the CBRE Chicago Community. Thank you to continued members and welcome to the new members of the 2018 Philanthropic Committee! 


Goals and Objectives

Facilitate disbursement of donations through the CBRE Cares Foundation 
Any CBRE employee who has personally contributed funds, to a local charitable organization 501(c)(3) is eligible to request a donation from the committee.

Develop and implement programs to support the charitable needs of our community
We will work to expand our relationship with Finkl Academy, our Chicago Public School partner, IFL and BBBS.

Host fundraising events efforts to support our local philanthropic programs
Watch for fundraising events to be announced throughout the year. We will also help spread the word about area charitable events our CBRE employees plan to attend.

Communicate with Chicago Area employees about charitable events and giving opportunities
We would love to hear more about what you are doing to help our community – contact our community outreach lead!  

Upcoming Events



August 10-12: Live To Give: The Hanover Hilltop
Paula Mengarelli will be participating in a Survivor-like competition, where she will be playing for The Joubert Syndrome and Related Disorders Foundation. Click here to donate and learn more!

August 13: 11th Annual Charity Bash
Our annual summertime fundraiser is returning to the Friendly Confines, home of the Chicago Cubs. NEW event details, plus information on ticketing and sponsorship packages, will be coming soon. Contact Maggie Kohl if you would like to join a planning sub-committee.

Annual Charity Bash

Click here for more info on the 2018 Charity Bash! 


Click here to read more about the 2017 event.



For information about employee matches, click here. Chicago employees, submit your request to Sara McIntosh.
Chicago Employee Match Requests
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Cycle for Survival

CBRE participated in the annual Cycle for Survival at Equinox Fitness
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Manna Ministries

Taco night at manna Ministries Women's Shelter in Garfield Park!
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Grant a Wish

Grant a Wish holiday gift program provided gifts for students in Humboldt Park
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Serve a Thon

Chicago Cares Serve-a-thon
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BBBS

Big Brothers Big Sisters program at 321 N. Clark