Koenig & Strey Foundation Selects Habitat for Humanity as 2013 Charity Sponsors First House Build Day in Waukegan
Skokie, IL - The Koenig & Strey Foundation, the charitable arm of Chicagoland real estate brokerage Koenig & Strey Real Living, has announced that Habitat for Humanity will be the focus of their 2013 fundraising efforts. The Foundation recently participated in their first Build Day at a house in Waukegan, and is planning to raise funds to support additional home building sites throughout the region.
“As real estate professionals, this was a very meaningful way for us to give back. We believe that everyone should have stable housing, and we want to make the American Dream a reality for more families,” said Joe Stacy, Chairman of the Koenig & Strey Foundation and a managing broker with Koenig & Strey Real Living’s Schaumburg office.
“Habitat for Humanity is an exceptional group, and an ideal partner for our charitable efforts,” commented Nancy Nagy, President & CEO of Koenig & Strey. “Their long-term approach helps families move into homes, is also effective at breaking the cycle of poverty, building long-term financial security.”
The Foundation held their first Build Day on December 7, 2012 at a Habitat home in Waukegan. A crew of twenty-one worked to add siding, windows, soffits and fascia to the exterior of the two-story house along with framing work on the inside.
“This was an incredibly rewarding day. Every nail that was struck, every window hung every board, siding and fascia cut were all individual acts of kindness. I can only imagine the joy this family will have when they finally move into their new home, and am very proud that we are able to be part of this,” said Stacy.
The company also provided material support to the organization, donating the proceeds from their Chicago Fire Soccer Outing held in September. The Foundation appreciates the generosity of the Koenig & Strey agents and associates, along with the support of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage and Xfinity/Comcast, as well as the site lunch for the Build Day provided by Hassett Commercial Moving and Storage of Elmhurst.
The Koenig & Strey Foundation was established in 2011 by the agents, managers and employees of Koenig & Strey Real Living. The mission of the Foundation is to support meaningful local initiatives that improve the communities they serve, and enhance the quality of life for their fellow citizens.
Photos of the Build Day, along with additional information are available at koenigstreyfoundation.com.
Koenig & Strey Real is one of Chicago’s leading residential real estate brokerages. Established in Glenview in 1961, Koenig & Strey Real Living has over 800 real estate professionals serving Chicago, the North Shore, Lake County, and the Western Suburbs. Koenig & Strey is a wholly owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, and is a member of the Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate network. For additional information, please visit www.koenigstrey.com.