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Goldie Initiative Raises Record-Breaking $425K

The Goldie Initiative raised a record-breaking $425,000 at its annual Goldie Gala held in Chicago recently. The gala followed the organization’s announcement of its largest-ever cohort of scholarship winners, who were chosen among women pursuing graduate-level studies in business, law or management with a focus on real estate. Launched in 2007, the Goldie Initiative is named for Goldie Wolfe Miller, a renowned CRE broker and entrepreneur.

Over 600 industry professionals came together for the special night at Wintrust’s Grand Banking Hall to celebrate the first-ever Goldie Initiative Shero Award. Sheli Rosenberg, former president and CEO of Equity Group Investments, was the honoree.

The 2018-19 scholarship cohort adds four new programs for a total of nine participating universities: University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, University of Illinois’ Gies College of Business, Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law, and Illinois Institute of Technology’s Chicago-Kent College of Law.

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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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