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
The Barstool Fund, in support of 30 Day Fund: Working with other business leaders throughout the nation, the Fund’s goal is to help save as many jobs as possible. Since the first launch in Virginia, the 30 Day Fund launched in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas, and New Jersey. The funds disbursed do not need to be repaid, but if businesses who receive the Fund’s assistance do, at a later date, wish to “pay it forward,” they may do so by directing those dollars back to the Fund, which will disburse them to another business in need. To date, the 30 Day Fund has raised more than $8 million and is on the way to funding more than 2,200 small businesses.
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!
2021 YEAR-ROUND INITIATIVES
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
CompassionateLEE announced earlier this year that we will be starting a scholarship fund that will award five scholarships to students in a qualified Masters in Real Estate Program, with at least one scholarship going to a recipient that is of a minority ethnicity. The scholarship is named after Lee & Associates founder, Bill Lee, who passed away in 2021.
We will be announcing the criteria and how to apply for the Fall semester in the coming months, but we have opened the donation portal to begin funding the scholarships now.Click Here to Donate: Select Bill Lee Scholarship Fund from Drop-Down Menu
- 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
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.
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
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
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
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.
OUR 2021 DONORS
PLATINUM DONORS | $1,500+
Lee & Associates Industry
SILVER DONORS | $500+
Lee & Associates Riverside/Temecula
OUR 2020 DONORS
PLATINUM DONORS | $1,500+
Greater Houston Community Foundation
Lee & Associates Houston
GOLD DONORS | $1,000+
Lee & Associates LA North
Lee & Associates Orange
SILVER DONORS | $500+
Lee & Associates North San Diego County
Lee & Associates Washington, DC
Mudge & Associates
BRONZE DONORS | $250+
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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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.
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.
Jeff Rinkov, Chairperson
Mike Spears, President
John Sharpe, Vice President
Lisa Lombard, Secretary
Mary Eckel, Treasurer
Kate Jordan, Board Member
Pamela Murphy, Board Member
Duane Poppe, Board Member
Justin Tunnell, Board Member
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