Real Estate Journal — March 24 - April 13, 2017 — The Best of 2016 — 25C


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The Best of giving back in 2016

We strongly believe that our success is a two-way street and we have made “giving back” part of our everyday lan- guage. Nave Newell’s history of supporting the commu- nities in which we live, work and play goes back to our beginning. Greg Newell, Founder and President of Nave Newell leads by example in not only his work but also his giving back to the local community. His entire life, he has dedicated much of his time to helping others. As a result, Nave Newell has established a “MAKE A DIFFERENCE” program in which we actively seek out community service opportunities for our staff to easily participate. Examples include coat drives, bake sales, blanket making, goods and monetary collections and our annual Alex’s Lemonade Stand in conjunction with Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day. This year we celebrate our 25th Anniversary with a cam- paign called, “25 WAYS TO MAKE ADIFFERENCE.” So far in 2017, we held a coat and school supply drive for Feel the Warmth, volunteered at the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Lemon Ball, participated in an MLK Day of Service benefiting the troops and local seniors and graded papers and helped with set-up/clean-up for the MATH- COUNTS Foundation Chester County Chapter event. We are truly amazed at what we can accomplish together and we are proud of the efforts that our employees and their families have put forth over the years.

Volunteerism, Philanthropy, and Community Outreach are integral parts of Cushman & Wakefield. We strive to make a contribution to our community by participating in a mul- titude of events throughout the year. A few of the organiza- tions we contribute to are listed below: Cards for a Cause – The Cushman & Wakefield Commu- nity Outreach Committee hosts a Cards for a Cause event in the Philadelphia office at least once a year. Cushman & Wakefield employees spend a few hours after work making cards for sick children at local hospitals. Cradles to Crayons – Cradles to Crayons collects new and like-new children’s items through grassroots community drives and corporate donations. Donations were collected, processed and packaged by Cushman & Wakefield vol- unteers, and distributed to disadvantaged children across the state through a collaborative network of social service agencies and school partners. Philabundance – Philabundance is the region’s largest food bank and hunger relief organization. The Cushman & Wakefield team was joined by other area volunteers and package emergency food boxes for senior citizens and fam- ilies in the region. Wissahickon Restoration Volunteers – The Wissahickon Restoration Volunteers is dedicated to the restoration of the natural areas of the Wissahickon Valley Park in Philadelphia.

Withum’s culture is nurtured through the Withum Way and its corporate social responsibility initiatives: Withum Week of Caring, $5 Jean Days and Staff Hardship Relief Fund. Furthermore, senior-level executives donate time/talents to boards and committees of charitable, business and profes- sional organizations. In 2016, board involvement spanned 160 different not-for-profit organizations. Combined, the Withum Week of Caring and board activity accounted for 3,400 vol- unteer hours while monetary giving to N.J. non-profits alone – via Jean Days and journal/ad/event sponsorships – reached $750,566.52. Co-workers helping co-workers, through the Staff Hardship Relief Fund, resulted in 400 team-member contributions that were matched by the firm to total $284,000 in 2016. As a result, Withum assisted five team members with medical bills in the amount of $97,000.

As is our annual tradition, Tarabicos Grosso, LLP “adopted” thirteen families for the 2016 holiday season, providing gifts and, in many cases, desperately needed essential items. The families were recommended to us by several sources including St. Patrick’s Center inWilmington and New Castle County Councilman Penrose Hollins. Each family provided us with a “wish list” of items, includ- ing basic clothing items, toiletries, household necessities, children’s toys and educational games.

Toy donations to Toys for Tots, Sponsor to Rutter’s Chil- dren’s Charities Golf Outing, Monetary donation to Dal- lastown Area School District education fund, Monetary do- nation to JDRF One Walk, Sponsor for Sweet Jane’s Wish Golf Outing, Monetary donation to MDA 5K Run/Walk, Contributor to Better York, Sponsor for The Memorial Hos- pital Auxiliary Ladies’ 5K Run and Walk

Members of the Tarabicos Grosso staff pitched in to shop for the families and to wrap, organize, and deliver all 350 gifts. On Satur- day, December 17th, eight members of our staff personally delivered gifts to the families’ homes, mostly in the City of Wilmington. We are very proud and lucky to be able to give back to our community and provide joy to deserving families this holiday season, and we will continue to be of service to our neighbors and fellow Delawareans in 2017.

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