You couldn’t have asked for a better scenario to give back to the community with a record-breaking effort.
On a sunny fall day, Cushman & Wakefield employees and their families from the Phoenix office joined a record-breaking 300 volunteers at the 28th annual Valley Partnership Community Project at the Florence Crittenton Girls Ranch in Scottsdale.
Team Cushman & Wakefield, 21 members strong, helped assemble and paint outdoor furniture, construct a barbeque, and shovel granite. The team consisted of Patti Martin, Kathy Gau, Shelby Ferrari and sons Alan and Julian, Christie Veldhuizen, Sherye Gordon, Tonya and Andrew Karam, Peter Madrid (Community Project Team Leader), Curtis Chickerneo, Lisa Foor, Josh Mills, Susan Howard-Duty and husband Larry, Robin Hobbs, Carly Grabher, MaryAnn Szulinski, Lon Reiman, and Julie and Dudley Roberts.
Besides the record number of volunteers, more than 90 companies stepped up as sponsors as the event raised more than $400,000. Valley Partnership, an industry group that advocates responsible development, has now contributed more than $4 million to the community through these community service projects.
One of Valley Partnership’s cornerstones is community service. Each year, it selects a non-profit organization that can benefit from the skills, efforts and supplies provided by its partners to renovate and enhance facilities for children and those in need. This year’s recipient, Florence Crittenton Services of Arizona, serves at-risk and underserved girls and young women.