COMPASSIONATELEE

Lee & Associates' 501C-3 charitable organization, CompassionateLEE, was founded in 2019 and is focused on bringing people together to assist our Lee family members and others in our communities in times of crisis. Our goal is to provide the members of our organization with an opportunity, a few times a year, to focus on helping others by extending a hand of support in our local communities during an emergency or wherever we see a chance that someone may need our help. We will also be raising money through Lee Offices fund-raising events. Money raised will go towards offering support when emergencies arise and to other worthy causes outside of our own organization to do our part to make the world a better place.

CURRENT ROTATIONAL INITIATIVES

Prologis' Courage Classic: Children's Hospital of Colorado

The Courage Classic Virtual Tour is fueled by community spirit, including sponsors like Prologis, who have shared their dedication to our collective cause.

That’s what makes this event so special. It is an annual tradition that brings riders, volunteers, sponsors and friends together for a singular purpose - to support Children’s Hospital Colorado. Now, more than ever before, the importance of community, and the difference we can make together, has become clear.

While we had sincerely hoped to pedal, cheer and drink dill pickle juice in person, we know that the Courage Classic community will come together in spirit - and online! - to make this tour an incredible success to benefit the patients Children’s Colorado serves. After all, there’s a lot riding on us!

Click Here to Donate: Select Prologis Courage Classic from Drop-Down Menu

2022 YEAR-ROUND INITIATIVES

American Lung Association

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. Our work is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; champion clean air for all; improve the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families; and create a tobacco-free future.

Click Here to Donate: Select American Lung Association from Drop-Down Menu
Children's Hospital Umbrella of Giving
The Children's Hospital Umbrella of Giving consists of the five children's hospitals listed below. On a quarterly basis, CompassionateLEE will send the pro rata share of total directed donations to each of the hospitals in the umbrella.
  • Boston Children's Hospital | Boston, MA
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital | Cincinnati, OH
  • Hoag Hospital's NICU 2 Nursery Program | Newport Beach, CA
  • Mary Bridge Children's Hospital | Tacoma, WA
  • Texas Children's Hospital | Houston, TX
Click Here to Donate: Select Children's Hospital Umbrella from Drop-Down Menu
Feeding America

Feeding America is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. Thanks to donations and support from businesses, government organizations and individuals like you, the Feeding America network of food banks, pantries and meal programs serve virtually every community in the United States — 40 million people, including 12 million children and 7 million seniors.

Every year, Feeding America helps 1 in 7 Americans. The Feeding America network provides over 4.3 billion meals annually, helping 1 in 7 Americans facing hunger live more secure and stable lives.Click Here to Donate: Select Feeding America from Drop-Down Menu
The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth. Founded more than two decades ago to respond to a public health crisis impacting LGBTQ youth — a crisis whose magnitude is huge, and one that we have worked tirelessly to end. LGBTQ young people are more than four times more likely to attempt suicide than their peers, and suicide remains the second leading cause of death among all young people in the United States. In 2019, our research team published the nation’s first estimate of LGBTQ youth considering suicide in partnership with leading experts from across the country. This ground-breaking research showed that over 1.8 million LGBTQ young people in the United States consider suicide each year.

  Click Here to Donate: Select The Trevor Project from Drop-Down Menu
Wounded Warriors Family Support

When America goes to war, our families go to war. Our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines face the kind of stress that most Americans will never know. That stress takes its toll on more than just the military members themselves, but also their families. The strain on the family is only increased when a family member is wounded or killed while serving.

Wounded Warriors Family Support is an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide support to the families of those who have been wounded, injured or killed during combat operations. Rated a four-star nonprofit by Charity Navigator, Wounded Warriors Family Support aids veterans and their families in healing the wounds that medicine cannot.

The families of our casualties suffer in many ways — emotionally, psychologically and financially. Our organization supports wounded veterans and their families, even after physical needs are met, to help them heal, recover and reconnect. We work to provide services and resources to combat-wounded veterans and their families that supplement those provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs and other agencies. We also work with military and nonprofit partners to identify and fill gaps in services for wounded veterans and their families.

  Click Here to Donate: Select Wounded Warriors Family Support from Menu

OTHER WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

Strava Health Challenges

CompassionateLEE has created a club on Strava, a running and cycling app that syncs to your Garmin, Pelaton, or Apple Watch. Join our club and be on the lookout for health challenges that will be posted to the group each month.

We are challenging each of you to donate $1.00 per mile walked, ran, cycled, or hiked, with a CompassionateLEE Club goal of 1,000 miles total for each month.


Join the CompassionateLEE Strava Club
Amazon Smile

Do you shop on Amazon? Use AmazonSmile and donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.

Click Here To select CompassionateLee and shop

Lee & Associates is proud to announce that we have been named as the Gold Award Winner in ‘Best Corporate Social Responsibility Program’ for CompassionateLEE in the Commercial Property Executive 2020 Distinguished Achievement Awards.

News & Press Releases

LEE & ASSOCIATES' COMPASSIONATELEE RALLIES NEARLY $26,000 TO SUPPORT URGENT REQUEST FOR RELIEF EFFORTS IN UKRAINE

Efforts organized through company’s CompassionateLEE program and initiated from
Baltimore-based company with dual headquarters in United States and Ukraine   

 

(March 2022) – Lee & Associates, the largest broker-owned commercial real estate firm in North America, responded to an urgent request from a company with dual headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland and Kyiv, Ukraine by rallying nearly $26,000 in less than three business days to support two groups with ongoing relief efforts. The first $3,000 was raised within an hour of the first request. Organized through the company’s CompassionateLEE program, which regularly supports important causes of this nature, a request for money and supplies was distributed throughout the corporate network of offices and an immediate response was generated. Kate Jordan, a Partner with Lee & Associates Maryland, functions as the Chairperson for CompassionateLEE.

The fundraising effort was first initiated by Lee & Associates’ client, Goodier Properties, the owner of 1000 Key Highway in Baltimore City, on behalf of its tenant Klik Solutions, an information technology services company which has dual headquarters in Maryland and Ukraine. Many employees with the company live in Kyiv and have either been displaced or are currently part of the volunteer military due to the ongoing crisis.  Arthur Olshansky, CEO of Klik Solutions requested help in gathering non-perishable food items, shoes and clothing, hygiene products, blankets and bedding, tents, lighting equipment and other supplies.

“The response from the Lee & Associates family was swift, robust and impressive,” explained Kate Jordan of Lee & Associates. “Word spread quickly about the effort and, almost immediately, offices across the country stepped up to the plate to make generous monetary donations to support Klik’s efforts.  Our financial contributions, coupled with the overwhelming donations of clothing equipment and supplies, and the physical help of many neighbors, allowed Klik to quickly and efficiently get everything packed up, loaded on an airplane and sent overseas within a week.

Many of us have experienced an overwhelming sense of helplessness watching this situation unfold, so we are grateful for the opportunity to help in some way, as well as the generosity of the entire Lee family. It is so important to work at a place that has philanthropy embedded deep in the DNA of the corporate culture, and both Lee and Klik proved that this is a pivotal component part of who we are as people and a collective company.

It was stunning to witness the immediacy of this effort. We are all thinking of Arthur, his coworkers and the people of Ukraine during this time of unimaginable terror. In the days since the initial request, we have also been able to allocate additional funds towards the New York City Police Department’s efforts to sent medical supplies to the Ukraine as well,” Jordan added.
 
Lee & Associates' CompassionateLEE & Advisory Group Create Cookbook to Raise Money for the Warrick Dunn Charities: Sculpt Program

(March 2022) – Lee & Associates, the largest broker-owned commercial real estate firm in North America, recently partnered their non-profit and Advisory Group together to raise money for the Warrick Dunn Charities: Sculpt Program. The groups designed and produced a cookbook comprised of recipes from its Lee & Associates professionals in the Fall of 2021. The book sold over 400 copies and was marketed on the basis that all proceeds from the sale would be donated to charity.

The WDC SCULPT program was developed to bridge the gap between low-moderate income families and nutrition & wellness resources necessary to live healthier lifestyles. Driven by its purpose to improve the quality of lives academically, socially, and economically, WDC provides a “hand up” to families and children through our four programs, Homes for the Holidays, Count on Your Future, Hearts for Community Services Scholarships, and SCULPT Sustainable Living Workshops.

Since 1997 thousands of children and families have benefited from WDC’s programming. The Homes for the Holidays (HFTH) program has provided opportunities for economically disadvantaged single parents who have demonstrated a commitment to achieve financial independence and stability. Recognizing the dire need for support following the purchase of a new home, WDC launched three additional programs to provide pathways for HFTH recipients and members of the community in key areas: 1) Financial Literacy 2) College Scholarships, and 3) Health & Wellness - to help families manage household finances and financial well-being in addition to the physical well-being. To learn more, please click on the image below:

 

About CompassionateLEE
Lee & Associates' 501C-3 charitable organization, CompassionateLEE, was founded in 2019 and is focused on bringing people together to assist our Lee family members and others in our communities in times of crisis. Our goal is to provide the members of our organization with an opportunity to extend a hand of support in our local communities during an emergency or wherever we see a chance that someone may need our help. Money raised goes towards offering support when emergencies arise and to other worthy causes outside of our own organization to do our part to make the world a better place. Visit https://www.lee-associates.com/compassionatelee/

OUR 2022 DONORS

PLATINUM DONORS | $1,500+
John Sharpe
Lee & Associates Industry
Lee & Associates Pacific Northwest

GOLD DONORS | $1,000+
David Brandt
Richard Peterson

SILVER DONORS | $500+
Amanda Hahnemann
Betsy Sihner
Billy Moultrie
Brian Knowles
Candice Chevaillier
Chris Peterson
Christian Mattson
Chris Nachtrab
David Howard
Jeffrey Rinkov

 
Jennifer Kreider
John Battle
Peter Rasmusson
Sean Durkin
Stuart Williams
Tony Kusak
Troy Gessel
Yeh-Hee Hahn
Zane Shiras

BRONZE DONORS | $250+
Andrea Johnson
Kyle Prosser
Mike Furay
Thomas Brown

OUR 2021 DONORS

PLATINUM DONORS | $1,500+
Chris Garcia
Christian Mattson
Duane Poppe
John Sharpe
Justin Tunnell
Lee & Associates Houston
Lee & Associates Industry
Mike Spears
Mike Sutter

SILVER DONORS | $500+
Jack Cline
Jeffrey Rinkov
Jim Martin
Lee & Associates Riverside/Temecula
Nanette Yoshimi
Thomas Leger
Todd Spencer

BRONZE DONORS | $250+
George Flynn

OUR 2020 DONORS

PLATINUM DONORS | $1,500+
Duane Poppe
Greater Houston Community Foundation
Justin Tunnell
Lee & Associates Houston
Mike Spears
Rochon Corporation

GOLD DONORS | $1,000+
Chris Garcia
Lee & Associates LA North
Lee & Associates Orange
Mark Cascagnette

SILVER DONORS | $500+
Jeffrey Rinkov
Jim Martin
John Sharpe
Lee & Associates North San Diego County
Lee & Associates Washington, DC
Mudge & Associates
Nanette Yoshimi
Todd Spencer

BRONZE DONORS | $250+
Aida Rodriguez
Allan Riorda
Brett Chambless
Brian Bourassa
Mary Eckel

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is my financial information secure throughout the donating process?

PayPal helps keep your transaction secure by not sharing your full financial information. This layer of security disintermediates CompassionateLEE from collecting unnecessary data, but enables the organization to collect your donation.

How can I be sure my payment went through?

Any time you send a donation through PayPal the system will send you an email to confirm the transaction. As a reminder, if you ever receive a confirmation email for a PayPal transaction you did not make, alert PayPal right away and an investigation will be launched.

Will I receive a tax receipt for my donation?

Yes. Every donor gets a tax receipt from PayPal for each donation they make. PayPal sends tax receipts to donors by email.

How do I request a refund for a donation?

Donations to CompassionateLEE through PayPal are generally not refundable. If your donation was made in error, or was not authorized by you, review PayPal’s Donation Refund Policy to learn more.

How can I support CompassionateLEE on a regular basis?

PayPal provides a checkbox at the time of transaction labeled “Make this a monthly donation.” Once selected, you’ll authorize PayPal to pay CompassionateLEE each month. You can change or cancel a recurring donation anytime in your PayPal account settings.

BOARD MEMBERS

Kate Jordan, Chairperson
Kandi Jaeger, President
JL Johnson, Vice President
Lisa Lombard, Secretary
Marlene Spritzer, Treasurer
Christian Mattson, Board Member
Susan Wilson, Board Member

 

For questions or partnership
inquires, please email
compassionatelee@lee-associates.com.

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