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Team work, hard work pay off for volunteers at 2014 Valley Partnership Community Project


CrescordiaTwo wooden glider swings. Lots of digging, hammering and hauling. Hours of volunteer committee work.

Cushman & Wakefield made its presence felt at the 2014 Valley Partnership Community Project, which recently won a prestigious Crescordia Award at the 35th annual Arizona Forward Environmental Excellence Awards in Phoenix. Arizona Foundation for the Handicapped (AFH), last year’s community project recipient, was honored in the Site Development Private Sector category at the Arizona Forward event.

Work at AFH included a built-in grill, seating for outside dining, exterior musical instruments, a sensory garden – and two wooden swings donated by Cushman & Wakefield and assembled by a team of employees. One of Valley Partnership’s representatives at the awards show was community project committee member Peter Madrid, Communications Specialist in the office.

CW-VP-3AFH is a human services organization whose primary mission is to provide quality, individualized services to those with physical or intellectual challenges in the least restrictive environment. It offers programs for adults with physical or intellectual challenges such as Downs syndrome, autism or severe epilepsy.

Arizona Forward is an advocate for a balance between economic development and environmental quality. The non-profit brings together business, community and civic leaders for thoughtful public dialogue on critical sustainability issues. Considered the “Academy Awards” of the Arizona environmental community, the event is the state’s oldest and most prominent competition of its kind.

The annual event spotlights distinguished projects throughout Arizona that demonstrate a high level of environmental commitment and contribute to the state’s overall sustainability. The Crescordia Award (a Greek term that means “To Grow in Harmony”) sets the standard for the exceptional physical, technical and social development of Arizona.

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