@gives back

Making a positive impact on communities and lives throughout Chicagoland


About @gives back

The @properties @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 was endowed in 2009 by the founders of @properties, Mike Golden and Thaddeus Wong. In addition to this endowment, @gives back depends on funding from our corporate sponsors in the Chicago community. Our goal is to annually increase the fund's reserves so that @properties and its sponsors will be able to help alleviate family's high medical bills in times of need.



@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 medical crisis.



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.


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.


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Board of Directors

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


Executive Board

  • Lindsay Guhl - President
  • Kelli Fogarty - Vice President
  • Theo Jordan - Secretary
  • Elena Theodoros - Office Liaison Chair
  • Melanie Carlson - Philanthropist Chair
  • Katie Cassman - Broker
  • Olin Eargle - Broker
  • Megan Jordan - Broker
  • Kourtney N. Murray - Broker
  • Ted Pickus - Broker
  • Bari Levine - Broker
  • Jeremy Netzel - VP of Finance
  • Natasha Patla - VP of Marketing
  • Andrea Mohr - Events & Marketing Manager
  • Hilary Padilla - Events & Marketing Specialist
  • Laura Perez - Office Manager
  • Melissa Davis - Modern Luxury
  • Mike Nielsen - Guaranteed Rate
  • Sabrina Bier - Proper Title