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Golub Launches Debbie Frank Legacy Fund to Support Professional Development

Golub & Company has launched the Debbie Frank Legacy Fund, an initiative of the Golub Family Foundation, to support the professional development of women in real estate in honor of the late Debbie Frank, who directed Golub’s Commercial Leasing Group for 14 years. 

The fund will contribute annually to organizations that are dedicated to education, mentorship, and community involvement. For 2021, the Debbie Frank Legacy Fund’s inaugural year, the primary beneficiaries will be the scholarship programs offered by CREW Network Foundation and The Goldie Initiative.

“Debbie inspired so many people and accomplished so much professionally during her time at Golub,” said Paula Harris, managing principal. “To honor her memory, we hope to nurture the next generation of women leaders in real estate and want to help them find their own ‘unbridled awesome’ just as Debbie did during her short life.” A 2018 Women in Real Estate honoree, Frank died of cancer at age 44 last December.

Golub & Company will host a fundraiser for the Debbie Frank Legacy Fund on Sept. 30, at Joe’s Bar on Weed Street.


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