CREBA members are doing good things! See what they’re up to and how you can join the cause(s)!
Our first newsletter highlights JBG Smith’s Mitchell Schear, Savills Studley’s Wendy Feldman Block, and Brookfield’s Dave Bevirt. Read about the great work they are doing for Higher Achievement, Iona Senior Services and the Special Olympics DC!
JBGSMITH’s MItchell Schear is the Chairman of the board for this organization that provides critical support and year-round learning for at-risk middle school students. The organization is looking for mentors. This acclaimed organization boasts 20% higher high school graduation rates for Higher Achievement participants than the averages rates in its locations. There are many ways to get involved with this important organization, including as a mentor. Or attend the popular and inspiring Going Places Gala on November 1.
Iona Senior Services
Savills Studley’s Wendy Feldman Block has been on the board of directors of Iona for 9+ years, including 2 as chairman, and is currently an active member of the board of associates. This year, Iona marks 42 years of service to greater Washington’s older adults and family caregivers. Its mission is to support people as they experience the challenges and opportunities of aging. “We educate, advocate and provide community-based programs and services to help people age well and live well.” Every year, Iona directly helps 3,000 older adults and their families by caring for, connection and nourishing people in mind, body, and spirit. There are so many ways to get involved: donate to the “loan closet”, sponsor a food or product drive, or volunteer your time! Experience the joy of giving back!
Special Olympics DC
Brookfield’s Dave Bevirt and his Brookfield colleagues are big supporters of Special Olympics, DC. Six years ago, Brookfield became the primary benefactor for the organization whose mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual or closely related developmental disabilities. There are several events coming up, including a golf, tennis, and bocce championships, but Dave’s favorite is the Polar Plunge. This year it will be on February 10, at Nats Park. Fundraising teams are forming now. Brrrr!
Tell us what good things you and your organization are up to! And let us know at (email@example.com) what charitable events are coming that your CREBA friends could support. In addition to these CREBA member highlights, we are compiling a calendar of community activities. Watch for this newsletter quarterly.