@gives back

Making a positive impact on communities and lives throughout Chicagoland


About @gives back

Endowed in 2009 by @properties co-founders, Mike Golden and Thaddeus Wong, the @gives back Community Fund provides an outlet for agents, employees, and colleagues to make a positive impact on dozens of communities and thousands of lives throughout Chicagoland.




@gives back Community Fund was created out of the desire to give back to Chicago and to help support the city that has allowed our company to grow and prosper during even the most challenging of economic times.


We believe that together with our agents and clients we can create change and growth in the neighborhoods in which we live and work. @properties is working to improve the quality of life for those found in unfortunate circumstances, by supporting programs that focus on helping people in times of need.




Each year through @properties agent submissions, we identify a local organization that meets our same mission of improving the lives of families in need in Chicago.


2019: The Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation

The Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation



After Lynn Sage lost her battle with breast cancer at age 39, the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation was established to fund the understanding, research and treatment of breast cancer in her honor. Today we're proud to announce our partnership with Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation as the 2019 beneficiary of @gives back.




2018: The Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation

The Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation


During his battle with Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo realized that no matter how difficult it was for him to fight the disease, it was even more difficult for his family. In 2012, Anthony created The Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation, a non-profit organization that raises money for cancer research and provides support to families with children battling cancer. For more information about the organization, visit rizzo44.com.





Board of Directors

The @gives back Board is comprised of @properties agents, employees, and colleagues.

Executive Board

  • Lindsay Guhl - President
  • Kelli Fogarty - Vice President
  • Elena Theodoros - Broker
  • Melanie Carlson - Broker 
  • Megan Jordan - Broker
  • Kourtney N. Murray - Broker
  • Ted Pickus - Broker
  • Bari Levine - Broker
  • Carrie Goodman - Broker
  • Jeremy Netzel - Chief Financial Officer
  • Natasha Patla - EVP of Marketing
  • Andrea Mohr - Director of Events
  • Marnie Grow - Events & Marketing Coordinator
  • Laura Perez - Office Manager
  • Melissa Davis - Modern Luxury
  • Mike Nielsen - Guaranteed Rate
  • Sabrina Bier - Proper Title