Is there a better way to spend your lunch than watching your Managing Director get soaked for a good cause? Definitely not!
Luckily for our office, we got to witness this last Thursday, August 2nd for the second year in a row as our Managing Director and Principal, Gregg Broujos, participated in the ALS Association of Western Pennsylvania Chapter’s CEO Soak. Broujos, along with 20 other CEOs, Presidents and other upper-level managers, stood in the fountains at PPG for one minute.
“The ALS chapter in Pittsburgh does a fantastic job with this important fundraiser,” Broujos exclaimed. “It was a beautiful day and a huge crowd, which made it a brilliant event.”
While many of the participants volunteered last year for the inaugural event, there were also some new bodies that took the plunge.
“The return of several participants and the new volunteers just goes to show what big and giving hearts the people of Pittsburgh have and are willing to share,” notes Lisa Mikolay, Operations Manager for Colliers International | Pittsburgh. “However, the best part of my lunch break was watching Gregg get drenched in extremely cold water!”
Broujos raised over $1,500 towards direct care for individuals and families, national public policy efforts and research focused on finding treatments for ALS.
“As always, thank you to the many generous people who donated funds to help in the fight against ALS,” Broujos said.
To date, the event has raised over $49,000 towards their $60,000 goal. Donations will be accepted through August 15th. If you are interested in donating, please click here.
Colliers International | Pittsburgh and their families took to the (Arsenal) lanes this weekend for Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania’s (JAWPA) first Bowl-A-Thon of the 2016 season. Our two teams raised over $1,000 for financial literacy and education in Western Pennsylvania.
Maria Hanson, Client Services Advisor for Colliers International | Pittsburgh and JAWPA Young Professionals Board member, led the fundraising efforts and recruited her colleagues to participate. “As a newcomer to Junior Achievement, I am overwhelmed with the tremendous amount of support I have received not only from my fellow Junior Achievement Young Professionals Board Members, but also from my colleagues and their families.”
According to their website, Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to providing young people with the knowledge and skills they need to reach economic success, plan for the future and make smart academic and economic choices. JAWPA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers and provides relevant, hands-on experiences to over 72,000 students from kindergarten through high school.
“Colliers International | Pittsburgh proved their commitment to their community values this weekend and will continue to do so as our relationship with Junior Achievement develops,” Hanson continues. “I am humbled by my peers and excited for the upcoming opportunities we have to make an impact in our community through Junior Achievement and their mission.”
The next JAWPA Bowl-A-Thon will take place on Wednesday, May 25 from 5:30-9:00 PM at Arsenal Lanes in Lawrenceville. If your company would like to participate, please call Elizabeth Saraceno, Events & Marketing Sales Manager at (412) 208-4747, ext. 124 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to learn more about JAWPA.
Colliers International | Pittsburgh hosted their 4th annual outing to PNC Park as the Pittsburgh Pirates took on the Chicago Cubs. Despite the Cubs 9-6 win over our beloved Buccos, everyone enjoyed the afternoon full of greasy food, beautiful weather and great company!
The Pirate outing was yet another success that gave Colliers International | Pittsburgh an opportunity to build employee relationships and celebrate the hard work and dedication that contribute to making the firm a competitive commercial real estate team.
“Our culture is the basis for who we are as a company. The annual PNC Park outing is just one event we do with our full staff to unwind a bit and share time together as a group outside of the office environment,” explains Paul Horan, Founding Principal at Colliers International | Pittsburgh. “Plus, we’re a bunch of yinzers at heart so any day is a good day to see the Buccos!”
Employees from Colliers International | Pittsburgh joined the American Cancer Society in their fight against Breast Cancer this past Saturday, October 11 at North Park. The firm raised over $1,300 for their fourth year participating in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (MSABC) walk.
Jessica Jarosz, Vice President of Tenant Advisory Services for Colliers International | Pittsburgh, organizes the company team every year.
“As the Colliers Team Leader for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, I am very proud of my team for donating their time and money, raising funds and participating in the Walk this year!” Ms. Jarosz exclaimed. “It was an honor to walk along with survivors, family members and friends who are all raising awareness and supporting a very worthy cause. This was our fourth year participating in MSABC, and our collective hope is that one day we will finish the fight against breast cancer.”