@properties’ @gives back and Blackhawks’ Duncan Keith Hold Concert Fundraiser Benefitting Keith Relief
@gives back, the charitable arm of Chicago-based real estate firm @properties, hosted its “@gives a hoot” fundraiser on Oct. 5, featuring Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith. The event raised over $100,000 for Keith Relief, a local organization founded by Keith that is dedicated to alleviating the financial and emotional burdens of families and individuals suffering from medical crises.
More than 250 guests attended the event, which was held at Morgan Manufacturing in the West Loop. The evening featured a VIP reception and hockey shootout with Keith, country-themed games, a silent auction and live entertainment from country cover band Cowboy Jukebox and music artists Michele McGuire and Elizabeth Lyons. Sponsors included Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella, P.C.; Proper Title; JWC Media; VHT Studios; Fogarty & Fugate; CL3 Property Management; Moldman USA; Siragusa Law, Guaranteed Rate; CFX Marketing Group and Van Gogh Vodka.
Established in 2009 by @properties co-founders Thaddeus Wong and Michael Golden, @gives back was created to inspire charitable outreach among @properties brokers and to support local organizations with an emphasis on education, homelessness, youth development and community. The fund’s board of directors is comprised of @properties brokers, employees and partners, led by board president Bari Levine of @properties, and vice president Kelli Fogarty, attorney with Fogarty and Fugate.
“We’re proud to work with one of Chicago’s hardest-working athletes on such a great cause,” said Golden. “Duncan Keith shares our commitment to giving back, and the event was a huge success thanks to everyone involved.”
“We are blown away by the support we’ve received for Keith Relief and @gives back,” added Wong. “We surpassed our fundraising goals for the event, and now we will look to keep the momentum going as Duncan starts a new Blackhawks season. We’re thrilled to be helping such a deserving organization.”
Established in 2000, @properties is the No. 1 real estate brokerage firm in the city of Chicago, the largest independent residential brokerage firm in Illinois and one of the top 11 residential brokerage firms in the U.S. @properties has more than 2,000 licensed brokers in 23 offices throughout downtown Chicago, surrounding suburbs, southwest Michigan and southeast Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.atproperties.com.
About Keith Relief
Founded in 2011, Keith Relief is dedicated to alleviating the financial and emotional burdens of families and individuals suffering from medical crises. For more information, visit http://www.duncankeith.com/keith-relief/