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!
May 31: Cradles to Crayons: Visit & Volunteer
Cradles to Crayons is a national organization that provides children, living in homeless or low-income situations, with essential items they need to thrive. More information about the event coming soon - contact Orlando Aguirre for more information.
June 12th: Cradles to Crayons: Visit & Volunteer
Volunteers needed for a night at the Cradles to Crayons Giving Factory! Keep an eye out for donation boxes around the office, coming soon. Click here and use this code a0RC000000Zg5yI to register. Contact Orlando Aguirre with any questions.
June 23: Chicago Cares Serve-a-thon
Join 5,000 committed Chicagoans for the city’s largest day of service. Service focuses on Chicago Public Schools, in turn saving them $3M+ in improvement costs. More details about joining CBRE’s team coming soon, contact Kim Wiskup with any questions.
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
2018 Charity Bash details coming soon!
Click here to read more about the 2017 event.