Prairie Village, Kansas (PRWEB) July 6, 2010
The City Union Mission of Kansas City awarded Lee Greif in recognition of his work in the community. Greif helped spread the touching stories of the poor and homeless in Kansas City by underwriting their CD campaign, proving himself as a committed philanthropist.
By Greif's 30 year records of business success and commitment to bettering the community, it's amazing that he isn't a native of Kansas City. In 1976, Lee Greif first moved from Washington to Kansas City to take the helm of Adler's, a family retail business. Moving to a new city and becoming the President of an area business is no small undertaking; yet Greif jumped right into to a variety of civic and charitable organizations, giving back to his newly adopted hometown.
The list of organizations that Lee Greif has helped since moving to Kansas City is vast. In addition to his support for the City Union Mission of Kansas City, he has a number of other notable contributions to local community. Greif has worked with the Menorah Medical Center, the American Cancer Society of Johnson County, the Theater League of Greater Kansas City, and KCPT Public Television, just to name a few.
In addition to his successful career in retail management and his substantial support for many of Kansas City's largest civic organizations, Greif is a force in the areas of the real estate investment and development community. He has developed 500 apartment units, a large industrial facility, and three commercial hotels.
Humbled by the attention, Lee Greif feels honored to be recognized by the City Union Mission, a refuge for Kansas City's homeless. With continued support from people like Greif, City Union Mission will continue to provide warm beds, nutritious food, and safety to Kansas City's homeless men, women, and children in need, a mission it has been fulfilling since 1924.
About Lee Greif:
Lee H. Greif, was born on November 20, 1945 in New York City to Adele and Murray Greif. He graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1967 and its Law School in January 1971. After law school he worked in the Congressman's Washington office. In 2002, Greif joined with other investors to help put together a public company structure. That company continues to report successful operations in coal and energy activities in China. Mr. Greif is married to Amy and is the father of three children. He lives in Prairie Village Kansas.