@properties hosts ‘Friends and Neighbors’ fundraiser

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Mike Golden, left, and Thaddeus Wong, @properties co-founders, conduct the live auction at a recent @properties’ Friends and Neighbors Community Fund Chicago Revealed event. | SUPPLIED PHOTO


@properties Friends and Neighbors Community Fund recently hosted its third annual Chicago Revealed fundraising event Sept. 20, benefitting two local organizations, Off the Street Club and Community Partners for Affordable Housing.

More than 200 guests attended the event, which was held at The Standard Club in downtown Chicago. This year’s theme was “Artists in the City.” The evening featured silent and live auctions, a live art performance by “Artbeat Live!” and music by “Spoken Four.” The works of local artists Matthew Lew, Josh Moulton, Sarah Raskey and Bryan Boomershine were also displayed throughout the evening. Sponsors included Guaranteed Rate and Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella Law.

The @properties Friends and Neighbors Community Fund, a 501(c)3, was established by @properties co-founders Thaddeus Wong and Michael Golden to inspire charitable outreach and to support local organizations with an emphasis on education, youth development and housing initiatives.

This year’s Chicago Revealed event co-chairs were Larry Giddings of @properties and Talia Pines of Modern Luxury. The Friends and Neighbors Community Fund executive committee is headed by Kevin Van Eck, president, and Ann Caron, vice president, both of @properties. Tamia Scott, of Oh My Goodness Marketing, is the fund’s executive director.

“It’s exciting to be able to raise money for two very deserving organizations that do such great work for the community. Our agents and business partners are very charitable and really helped make this a successful event once again,” said Thaddeus Wong.

Established in 2000, @properties is the No. 1 residential brokerage firm in the city of Chicago by market share and the third largest brokerage firm in Northern Illinois. @properties is also the Chicago area’s leading firm for the sales and marketing of new-construction and condominium conversion developments. @properties has offices in River North, Streeterville, Lincoln Park, Bucktown, Lakeview, Evanston, Winnetka, Highland Park and Lake Forest. For more information, visit www.atproperties.com.

Founded in 1900, Off The Street Club (OTSC) is Chicago’s oldest boys and girls club and serves more than 3,000 children. Housed in a child-friendly complex in West Garfield Park, OTSC provides mentoring and tutoring services and gives children ages 4 to 18 the opportunity to participate in sports, recreational activities, the arts and educational activities.

Community Partners For Affordable Housing is a nonprofit 501(c) 3 that creates public-private partnerships to preserve, maintain and develop permanently affordable for-sale and rental housing of high quality, for low- and moderate-income households. CPAH helps bridge the gap between the high cost of housing and the incomes of many low- to moderate-income households who live and work in the community.