As one of the nation’s largest family-owned real estate development, ownership and management firms, the Gene B. Glick Company is committed to giving back in the communities that we call home. Our corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts strive to build vibrant places to live, work and play, and our employees are the hands and hearts behind this calling.
Glick Gives matches qualified charitable contributions from Glick employees to not-for-profit organizations. Contributions are matched dollar-for-dollar by the Glick Gives Fund at the Central Indiana Community Foundation. The Glick Gives program offers the opportunity for Glick employees to support the causes they care about in the communities where they live and work. To date, the Glick Gives program has matched over $250,000 in employee contributions to charitable causes.
Glick Cares invites our employees to give their time, energy and talents to serving their communities by offering paid time off to devote to volunteering. To date, our employees have volunteered more than 8,800 hours of time.
The Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene & Marilyn Glick is an 8-mile world class urban bike and pedestrian path in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. Thanks to the lead gift from Gene and Marilyn Glick, the founders of our company, the Trail was opened in 2013. Since then, our home office employees have volunteered one day a year to keep the Trail and surrounding area looking beautiful.
More than 41 million Americans – about one in eight adults and one in six children – struggle with food insecurity. For most children, summer is a joyous time, but for the one in six children that are food insecure, summer means no school meals. To ensure children have access to food during summer months, we have partnered with local agencies to provide onsite meals at many of our properties. Since 2015, over 32,500 meals have been served through Summer Servings at Glick properties.
Back-to-school season can be a burden on many low-income families, especially those who must provide school supplies and clothing for more than one child in their household. To help ensure that every child begins each school year with the necessary supplies, our properties host annual school supply drives through our Project Fresh Start. To date, our residents and team members have collected more than 95,750 school supplies.
Annually, Glick properties and the corporate office collect food for local pantries. To date, more than 42,400 items have been collected to help ensure pantry shelves are stocked going into the winter months.
United Way Day of Caring is a day spent assisting nonprofit agencies affiliated with the United Way, where we volunteer our time to help complete needed projects. Projects in the past have included building an amphitheater, bridges, and shelters; painting buildings and fences; demolition of buildings; trail maintenance and much more. Since 2015, Glick team members have volunteered over 6,000 hours during our annual United Way Day of Caring.
We believe in supporting the arts in our communities and we display an art collection within our home office. Artwork enhances the quality of life and introduces opportunities for positive engagement. Art Strategies has been a thoughtful partner in selecting pieces to enhance Glick’s space.
Since 2015, Glick team members, family and friends have come together on weekends to volunteer as a group. Examples of the more than 20 Glick Cares volunteer events include packing over 24,000 meals with Million Meals Movement, serving refreshments at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and preparing the soil for planting at Indy Urban Acres community farm.