Giving Back to the Community and the Real Estate Profession
The NAIOP Chicago Awards for Excellence has a long history of supporting charitable causes in addition to promoting recognition of the real estate industry. From 1987-2001, NAIOP Chicago partnered with Habitat for Humanity (HFH) and donated over $350,000 to their efforts in the Chicagoland area.
From 2003-2013, NAIOP Chicago partnered with Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago to raise more than $250,000 to enhance and expand their programs for children and families.
In 2014, NAIOP Chicago launched their University Initiative and now donates a portion of the revenue from the Awards event to fund our University Scholarship Program, which supports and encourages the next generation of real estate professionals.
We are proud to announce the creation of the NAIOP Chicago Foundation (501c3) to continue to expand our work. The focus of the NAIOP Chicago Foundation will include further the work of our University Scholarship and diversity, equity and inclusivity initiatives, as well as supporting policy efforts that impact the industry. This work cannot be done without your support, so please consider joining in and supporting the NAIOP Chicago Foundation!