Winners are selected based on an essay contest and financial need. More than 100 of Chicago’s rising freshmen were awarded college trunks to help with post-secondary education. Each trunk includes college essentials, including laptops, backpacks, and dorm room supplies.
Donations this year include support from Akrete Communications; Arco Murray; Bridge Development; CenterPoint Properties; Conor Commercial; CRG Integrated Real Estate Solutions; Dermody Properties; Entre Commercial Realty; Hillwood; Harris Architects; IDI Logistics; Krusinski Construction; Meridian Design Build; ML Realty Partners; Newmark; SIOR Chicago Chapter, TMG Real Estate Advisors; Venture One Real Estate; Sean Henrick, SIOR; Adam Marshall, SIOR; Adam Roth, SIOR; and a donation from the SIOR Chicago Chapter itself.
Jasmine Kilman is Content Director of Connect Commercial Real Estate, covering Chicago and greater Chicagoland, the Midwest, Seattle, and the Pacific Northwest. She covers industry trends, transaction deals, market research, and produces daily news stories.
With experience in marketing and communications for academic nonprofits and corporate clients, including Hearst Media, Hilton, and Coldwell Banker, Kilman has written about commercial real estate, environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG), technology, healthcare, and philanthropy. She was born and raised in California and graduated with a degree in public relations. In her spare time, Kilman enjoys hiking and traveling to new locations with her family.