Giving Back

Giving Back

At Harrison Street we believe in giving back and helping to strengthen communities.  Our corporate philosophy is to improve the lives of others by volunteering in our local communities and giving back whenever possible. 

Volunteer Events

Every year, our company partners with local organizations and charities to clean up neighborhoods and enhance local community buildings. On July 21, 2016 Harrison Street Real Estate partnered with Chicago Cares for our fourth annual volunteer event. This year, employees spent their time at Randolph Elementary School in the Englewood neighborhood on Chicago's Southside. Volunteers donated their time by creating plywood letters welcoming staff, students and guests, building benches and planter boxes, painting canvas murals that promote healthy lifestyles, and sprucing up the inside of the building by painting stairwells. The accomplishment of these projects make Randolph Rockets Elementary a more inviting school for students and families.

Charitable Gift Match Program

Harrison Street’s Charitable Gift Match Program supports the generosity of employees, and allows us to spread our impact to all corners of the communities in which we live and work. Our employees are able to engage with organizations and causes that they are personally committed to through a dollar-for-dollar match of their donations. In 2016 Harrison Street employees gave to 40 different organizations that impact education, youth programs, animal welfare, health and hunger.

A few of the organizations Harrison Street has made donations to include:

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation                                Make-A-Wish                                                      Chicago Scholars Foundation
Turning Point Inc                                                 Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center  Chicago Food Depository
Natural Resources Defense Council              The First Tee of Chicago                                   American FDN for Suicide Prevention
World Wildlife Foundation                               Pencils of Promise                                             Gigi's Playhouse
Project Dance                                                      Teach for America                                              Alzheimer's Association 
Humane Society                                                  Save the Children                                              National Geographic
PAWS Chicago                                                      Imerman Angels                                                 ALS Association