@properties’ non-profit foundation, @gives back, hosted its Strike Out Cancer fundraiser on June 7 at Architectural Artifacts in Ravenswood. More than 300 guests attended the event, which raised over $130,000 for The Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation. Founded by Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, the non-profit is dedicated to raising money for cancer research and providing support to children and families battling the disease. The evening featured a VIP reception with Rizzo, a silent auction, live entertainment, small bites and cocktails.
Established in 2009 by @properties co-founders Thad Wong and Mike Golden, @gives back was created to inspire charitable outreach among @properties’ brokers and to support local organizations with an emphasis on education, homelessness, youth development and community. The foundation’s 2018 beneficiary is The Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation.