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

  • Cradles to Crayons Coat and Boot Drive - Donation boxes will be located in the Oak Brook and Chicago office
  • Cycle for Survival - Real Estate & Financial Services Ride on Thursday, February 7 - 5pm - 9pm at Equinox in the Loop. To participate, contact Ashley Yording

Annual Charity Bash

Click here for more info on the 2018 Charity Bash! 

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Membership Directory

Q3 2018 Newsletter

For information about employee matches, click here. Chicago employees, submit your request to Sara McIntosh.
Chicago Employee Match Requests
Halloween Bake Sale

Halloween Bake Sale

Proceeds will go to help prepare meals for the men and women's shelter and additional charities.
Serve a Thon

Serve a Thon

Chicago Cares Serve-a-thon
Innovation for Learning

Innovation for Learning

Once again CBRE partnered with the Chicago Public School System to help thousands of first grade students learn to read. The end of the year party on Friday, May 18 was a success!
Manna Ministries

Manna Ministries

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

Cradles to Crayons

CBRE employees participated in the 3rd annual Backpack-A-Thon where 25,000 backpacks were packed with school supplies for local children in need.
Finkl Fiesta

Finkl Fiesta

Annual event for students at Finkl Academy