Baird & Warner COO and govt vp Jennifer Alter Warden obtained the 2020 Alter & Stone Excellent Volunteer Award for her service to the literacy program Working in the Schools (WITS). She accepted the award just about Thursday, Dec. 3.
Alter Warden serves on the WITS board of administrators, the place she leverages her management and strategic expertise to allow WITS to turn out to be the most important supplier of literacy programming to Chicago Public Colleges.
Giving again is a ardour of Alter Warden on knowledgeable stage as properly. She was the architect of Baird & Warner’s philanthropic arm, now known as Good Will Works, founding it in 2002. Because it’s inception, this system has donated $3 million to Chicagoland nonprofits specializing in housing-related causes. Via further volunteer alternatives, workplace initiatives and modern Volunteer Time Off program, brokers, mortgage officers and employees have volunteered 1000’s of hours of their time to organizations which can be making a distinction in communities.
“Jennifer is certainly one of Chicago’s philanthropic leaders, and he or she does it by doing. Her means to carry folks into the organizations she helps is unbelievable. She doesn’t say, ‘Will you do that?’ She asks, ‘Will you be my associate on this?’ It’s a small distinction, however one which evokes Board friends and different philanthropists alike,” stated WITS CEO Tena Latona.