In the Community
Mid-America has a well-established tradition of supporting local charities and other nonprofit organizations that make a positive difference in the communities where we work and live. We seek to maximize the impact of our resources and team members’ expertise.
Here are some highlights of recent efforts:
- Employees in the Michigan office support the Eternal Light charity to help feed, house, and aid people in need throughout the Metro Detroit area. Team members actively participated in all aspects of relocating a refugee family, including purchasing and building furniture, providing home and school essentials, and paying the family’s rent for a year.
- Since 2020, the Chicago office has partnered with My Block, My Hood, My City, which encourages investments in youth residing in neighborhoods that have been underserved. The Explorers Program is an initiative that takes young Chicagoans to hundreds of different sites in the city and beyond to broaden the kids’ horizons. Among other things, Mid-America hosts high school students at our office to show students what their jobs entail as well as highlight career opportunities in the real estate industry.
- The Chicago and Oakbrook Terrace offices are represented on the Board of Directors and Associate Board of the Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation and are annual sponsors of its mission to provide real estate education opportunities to college students and advance gastrointestinal cancer research.
- The Wisconsin office works closely with Next Door, an organization for underserved children that provides personalized early childhood education. They serve 1,400 kids a year with the focus on getting them ready for school and helping expectant mothers with prenatal services. Mid-America holds book drives for donations and multiple employees visit children to help them read.
The Minnesota office participated in a clothing drive for Dress for Success, an organization that helps empower low-income women in the workplace, providing career and skill development as well as suitable work attire. We also have been heavily involved in Hope Chest, an organization that supports breast cancer patients and survivors. Most notably, we have worked closely with Crescent Cove, a respite and hospice home for kids. We help manage the Crescent Cove property and have raised money for the organization.
Mid-America employees are encouraged to volunteer with community organizations. In fact, all of our offices provide paid time off for volunteering.
The Next Generation
Mid-America also supports a variety of college programs to help educate and inspire the next generation of real estate professionals. We aspire to see the industry become even more diverse and inclusive, and support efforts to that end with financial contributions and the personal time of our professionals.
Among the organizations we’ve supported are the Marquette University Center for Real Estate in Milwaukee, The Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate at Roosevelt University in Chicago, The Farmer School of Business at Miami University of Ohio, and St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. Read more about our support for college programs here.