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

March 15: Philanthropy Meeting
The meeting will take place in the Boardroom from 8:30–9:30AM at 321 N. Clark, dial-in info is also available. Contact Mara Magdich if you’d like to join the committee.

April 17: Manna Ministries: Men's Shelter
Volunteers needed to cook and serve a meal at the Men's Center in Garfield Park. Sign up here to volunteer, no experience needed. Contact Orlando Aguirre if you have any questions

April 21: American Cancer Society: Walk and Roll

Walk & Roll Chicago is the longest-running cancer fundraiser in Illinois. Located at Soldier Field, this event offers participants of all skill levels the opportunity to walk or run 5K, skate 10K or bike 15K to raise funds and help save lives from all cancers. Sign up here!

May 4: Finkl Fiesta
The annual Fink Fiesta will be held at Finkl Acadamy again this year. More details coming soon. Contant Nena Hamilton if you’d like to help plan or participate this year’s event!

May 5: Gilda's Club: Cinco de Miller
Runners and volunteers needed! Volunteers will assist with start lines and help pass out refreshments. Contact Orlando Aguirre if you'd like to participate. Click here to register.

May 17: JDRF Real Estate Games: Office Olympics
The Chicago Games will bring together more than 100 of the city's top brokers, developers, property managers, and industry leaders to complete at FFC Union Station in a series of sporting events. Contact Maggie Kohl if you'd like to join Team CBRE!

May 24: Chase Corporate Challenge
Registration is now open for the 3.5 mile race! The race will begin at 7PM in Grant Park. Visit the CBRE team page here to register and learn more about the race-day details. Registration will close April 19. Contact Emily Yanos if you have any questions.

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.

Annual Charity Bash

2018 Charity rel="noopener noreferrer" Bash details coming soon! 

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

Cycle for Survival

CBRE participated in the annual Cycle for Survival at Equinox Fitness

Manna Ministries

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

Grant a Wish

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

Serve a Thon

Chicago Cares Serve-a-thon


Big Brothers Big Sisters program at 321 N. Clark