Last month, the @properties Friends and Neighbors Community Fund (FNCF) held its second annual Chicago Revealed fundraiser. The proceeds went to local non-profit organizations Deborah’s Place and Barrel of Monkeys.
@properties, the number-one real estate broker in Chicago and fastest growing brokerage on the city’s North Shore, established its FNCF as a means of giving back to the communities that have allowed @properties to become the firm that it is today. So far, the FNCF has raised $110,000 this year through Chicago Revealed and the Blarney Ball Saint Patrick’s Day Party which was held last March. The next event will be a volunteer day at Deborah’s Place on October 13th.
Deborah’s Place is an organization dedicated to the assistance of women who find themselves without a place to go. The organization provides housing options, support systems, and opportunities for a change of lifestyle to women in need. The many dedicated volunteers and staff members assist women in finding stable housing and steady income, along with a greater determination to succeed.
Barrel of Monkeys is an arts education theater ensemble which provides students in need with basic creative writing skills and a comfortable learning environment in which they can find self-esteem and self-confidence.
“The philanthropy of our agents, our staff, our business associates and our friends is incredible. Their generosity will be directly felt by the women, children and families supported by Deborah’s Place and Barrel of Monkeys,” said Thaddeus Wong, co-founder of @properties.
Last month’s event took place at the Saddle and Cycle Club on the city’s North side. The theme for the event was “A Taste and History of Chicago Breweries and Distilleries.” Over 250 guests attended the event and enjoyed a private tasting of beers and spirits accompanied by live and silent auctions, and a live musical performance by Maggie Speaks, presenting Spoken Four.
Among the sponsors for the event were Guaranteed Rate, The Hechtman Group, and Burke Warren MacKay and Serritella, P.C.
For more information on @properties FNCF, and for upcoming events, please visit http://www.atproperties.com/friendsandneighbors.