Posts tagged Community Involvement
NAI FMA Realty and our associates are proud supporters of the United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County annual campaign. Last year the campaign raised $6,739,560, surpassing their goal of $6,440,000. We had 94 percent of our associates donate to the 2012 campaign to help build a stronger community. Congratulations United Way!
One day. One BIG opportunity!
On May 17th, the Lincoln community can show their support for their favorite nonprofit organization during “Give to Lincoln Day” sponsored by the Lincoln Community Foundation. For 24 hours from 12:00am to 11:59pm donations can be made online or in person during regular business hours at the Lincoln Community Foundation, 215 Centennial Mall South.
All donations will be matched with a proportional share of a $200,000 challenge match pool of funds. In addition, the top three organizations that have the greatest number of donors making gifts on May 17th will receive bonus grants of $2,500, $1,500 and $1,000 respectively.
Commit to give on May 17th and support the causes you care about!
NAI FMA Associates were spotted this week participating in various activites around the community:
- Keith Thomsen, Scott Mickle, Mike Weekly, Loren Wusk, Wayne Thrasher and Scott Bahm were sighted on Saturday, May 5th picking up trash along Hwy. 77.
- In honor of National Children’s Book Week, Diana Schilf read to Mrs. Stolzer’s kingergarten class at Sheridan Elementary today.
- Congratulations to Crystal Frederick who ran her first full marathon on Sunday, May 6th in 3 hours, 48 minutes! Way to go!
Nebraska REALTORS in 13 cities are ringing bells at Salvation Army kettle sites today. If you see a red kettle, consider making a donation to the Salvation Army (and say hello to your fellow REALTOR)!
Part of NAI FMA Realty’s mission is to give back to the community. On October 22nd associates helped pick up trash along a 1-mile stretch of Hwy. 77 near the Crete exit that NAI FMA sponsors. Thank you goes out to Scott Bahm, Mike Weekly, Nick Savener and Doug Meir for participating!
NAI FMA Realty, a locally-owned commercial real estate firm, is commemorating 50 years in business in 2011 with a $5,000 grant to Family Service Association of Lincoln.
“We wanted to show our thanks to the community that we have helped to build. The Board of Directors designated an amount that we felt would benefit an organization that provides vital services to our community,” said NAI FMA chairman Tom Ball.
Drew Stange, president, said, “At this special time in our history we wanted our associates to determine out of all the well-deserving service providers in Lincoln which one they wanted to support with this donation. We asked them to name organizations that they support or that have provided assistance to them or a friend in a time of need. The response we received was tremendous and to narrow the list down was difficult but after a company-wide close vote, Family Service came out on top. We learned a lot about our associates through this process and we’re pleased to join them in support of this organization.”
Family Service is dedicated to serving families with young and/or school-age children and offers a variety of programs to help strengthen and assist them. The particular program to receive the donation will be the Early Childhood and Development Programs, where the donation will provide financial support for low-income families in need.
Barry Gourley, Executive Director of Family Service, said, “I am proud that together we can provide an active learning environment for children to encourage initiative, independence and creativity. We are truly blessed that NAI FMA chose to support Family Service with a donation in honor of their 50th Anniversary Celebration.”
In addition, NAI FMA associates will volunteer their time to support various programs within the agency through assisting in landscaping the playground of the Early Childhood Center; setup and tear down for a summer program event, and assembling school packets later this summer.
NAI FMA Realty offers comprehensive commercial real estate services including brokerage, property management, facility maintenance, lease administration, accounting and related consulting and advisory services. To learn more, visit www.naifmarealty.com.
To read more on Family Service, visit www.familyservicelincoln.org.
The associates that participated included: (back row) Nick Savener, Scott Mickle, Wayne Thrasher, Mike Weekly, Doug Meier, Drew Stange; (front row) Loren Wusk, Brock Beckman, Tim McGovern; (taking picture) Diana Schilf.
The “Great Nebraska Trash Off” is an annual marathon day to help cleanup Nebraska’s highways. This year’s event was held on April 17th. NAI FMA picked up trash along a 2-mile stretch on Hwy. 77. Thank you to those associates that participated – Scott Bahm, Mike Weekly, Wayne Thrasher, Keith Thomson, Loren Wusk, Darl Sapp, Scott Mickle and Rick Hellerich.
The REALTORS Association of Lincoln presented a $2,100 check to the The Food Bank and the LPS BackPack Program as part of the Make A Difference Day. The funds were raised from members of the Association, including associates from NAI FMA Realty.
The REALTORS Association of Lincoln had a team of commercial (including me) and residential REALTOR volunteers who painted a home at 5401 Pioneers Blvd. the week of August 8th as part of the 2009 Brush up Nebraska Paint-A-Thon. This community-based volunteer program paints roughly 40-45 homes annually of low-income elderly and disabled homeowners. RAL has organzied a team of volunteers for more than 15 years. I find this very rewarding and have been a part of the team since 2000! To learn more about Paint-A-Thon and/or how to apply for assistance visit the website www.brushupnebraska.org.