We are so appreciative of the support we received from our brokers and the greater community. Noah’s Arc is an incredible organization that brightens our city and its youth, and we’re proud to help in any way we can.
CHICAGO (PRWEB) March 18, 2016
@gives back, the charitable arm of Chicago-based real estate firm @properties, recently presented a $110,000 check to Chicago Bulls’ center Joakim Noah in support of The Noah’s Arc Foundation, a local non-profit organization founded by Noah and his mother Cecilia Rodhe.
The presentation ceremony was held on March 16 at @properties’ East Lincoln Park office, located at 548 W. Webster Ave. Attendees included Noah, @properties co-founders Thaddeus Wong and Michael Golden, and the @gives back board of directors, led by board president Bari Levine of @properties, and vice president Kelli Fogarty, an attorney with Fogarty and Fugate.
@gives back was established in 2009 by Wong and Golden to inspire charitable outreach among @properties’ brokers and to support local organizations with an emphasis on education, homelessness, youth development and community.
Last year @gives back held various fundraisers benefitting The Noah’s Arc Foundation, which provides diverse opportunities for at-risk youth to become more aware and conscious of their ability to make a positive impact on themselves and their community. Events included a Laugh Off fundraiser that featured a VIP reception with Noah, a real-estate themed sketch comedy performance by the Second City cast, a silent auction, and an after-party with a performance by Kiss Kiss Cabaret.
“This is a very exciting achievement for @gives back and The Noah’s Arc Foundation. We exceeded our fundraising goals and had a blast working with Joakim to raise money and awareness for a very important cause,” said Wong.
“We are so appreciative of the support we received from our brokers and the greater community,” added Golden. “Noah’s Arc is an incredible organization that brightens our city and its youth, and we’re proud to help in any way we can.”
@properties is the No. 1 real estate brokerage firm in the city of Chicago, the largest independent residential brokerage firm in Illinois and one of the top 12 residential brokerage firms in the U.S. by sales volume. @properties has more than 1,900 licensed brokers in 21 offices throughout downtown Chicago, surrounding suburbs, southwest Michigan and southeast Wisconsin. For more information, visit http://www.atproperties.com.
About Noah’s Arc Foundation
Founded in 2010 by Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah and his mother Cecilia Rodhe, Noah’s Arc Foundation provides diverse opportunities for at-risk youth to become more aware and conscious of their ability to make a positive impact on themselves and their community.