Mission Statement

CBRE Cares Chicago leads employees in philanthropic efforts at the local level in a way that both represents and serves the ideals of the CBRE Chicago community. The Chapter’s fundraising efforts include a variety of events such as the annual Charity Bash. The Chapter has donated approximately $1M since its inception in 2008.

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 continue to support local organizations included Cradles to Crayons, William F. Finkl Academy and Bounce Children’s Foundation.

Host fundraising events efforts to support our local philanthropic programs
Opportunities to get involved with philanthropic programs and events will be announced throughout the year. We will also help advertise philanthropies and fundraisers our CBRE employees are passionate about.

Communicate with Chicago Area employees about charitable events and giving opportunities
Contact Orlando Aguirre to let us know what you’re doing to help our community

Upcoming Events

  • ACS Walk –  Oct 19 |
    American Cancer Society’s Making Strides of Chicago will take place on Saturday, October 19. The walk raises awareness about breast cancer. This is a 3-mile walk that will start at Soldier Field at 10:00AM. Contact Monika if you would like to participate or have any questions!
  • Open Books – Oct 25 |
    Creative nonfiction writing and performance workshops for 3rd–12th graders. At Open Books West Loop
  • Thursday, October 31 | 9:30AM–3PM | Halloween Bake Sale
    Bake or donate sweet treats to the annual bake sales at the Downtown and Oak Brook. Proceeds will benefit Mana Ministries and Catholic Charities. Contact | Ashley Yording
  • Friday, November 15 | 6PM | PAWS Chicago’s Fur Ball
    This gala is the city’s premier dog-friendly black-tie fundraiser which invites over 1,000 guests and their canine companions to support PAWS Chicago’s lifesaving mission. Lucky dogs in attendance will be treated to a doggie buffet and dog spa, while their human companions delight in the silent and live auctions, raffle, dancing, and dinner. Donate or purchase tickets here. Contact | Paige Krueger
  • November 2019 | Cradles to Crayons: Winter Gear Drive
    Volunteers are needed to help plan and coordinate donation boxes that will be placed in the downtown and Oak Brook offices. Contact | Harmony Morrison
  • Winter 2019 | Breakthrough Ministries Meal
    Prepare a meal at Manna Ministries this winter. More information will be announced soon! Contact | Orlando Aguirre

Membership Directory

Q3 2019 Newsletter

For information about employee matches, click here.
Chicago Employee Match Requests

12th Annual Charity Bash

Through sponsorships and the attendance of more than 1,500 professionals, clients, families and guests, the Chicago Leadership Team and representatives from CBRE Cares Chicago presented Cubs manager Joe Maddon a check for $500,000. Beneficiaries of this year’s event included various local charities such as the Jon Lester NVRQT Campaign for Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation, Joe Maddon’s Respect 90 Foundation, The Hamels Foundation, Kyle Schwarber’s Neighborhood Heroes Campaign and Cubs Charities.
J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge

J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge

“We Run Chicago!” CBRE Chicago was well represented at the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge, joining more than 28,000 runners for a night of networking and fun. All proceeds benefitted Chicago Cares, who is working to bridge divides and transform the city and its neighborhoods.
5th Annual Finkl Fiesta

5th Annual Finkl Fiesta

Since 2011, CBRE has partnered with Finkl Academy to create a fun-filled afternoon centered around the kids, and this year was no exception. Thanks to donations and volunteers, students were able to enjoy face painting, whiffle ball, relay races, balloon animals, snow cones, popcorn and more! CBRE looks forward to continuing the tradition in 2020!

Cradles to Crayons Chicago Backpack-A-Thon

Nearly 30 CBRE volunteers participated in the 4th annual event. In just three hours, volunteers stuffed 50,000 backpacks with school supplies that will be distributed across the city to ensure Chicagoland children are prepared for the 2019–2020 school year. This is part of Cradles to Crayons’ Ready for School initiative which helps alleviate the effects of poverty on school readiness. The program distributes backpacks filled with new, age-appropriate school supplies from the event along with KidPacks filled with shoes, clothing and more.