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Baird & Warner is making a $500,000 donation to Habitat for Humanity Chicago, the largest in the nonprofit's history

Baird & Warner Makes Largest Donation to Habitat for Humanity Chicago 

Baird & Warner, Illinois’ largest family-owned independent real estate services company, said its Good Will Works philanthropic arm will donate $500,000 to Habitat for Humanity Chicago over three years, marking the largest corporate donation in the not-for-profit’s history.  

The funds will support all Habitat Chicago programming and initiatives across Chicagoland, including affordable home construction and first-time homebuyer education classes. 

“Whether participating in new home builds or volunteering time to educate first-time homebuyers, Baird & Warner agents and employees have long had an affinity for the mission of Habitat for Humanity Chicago, as it aligns with our goal to eliminate housing barriers and extend homeownership opportunities to all,” said Steve Baird, president and CEO of Baird & Warner.  

He continued, “With Habitat, we decided to take our dedication to the cause further and continue our 167-year legacy of doing the right thing and make an even greater impact across Chicagoland.

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