In the Community

Holladay Properties is committed to excellence in service: to our clients and customers, to our fellow employees, and to our communities. We are actively involved in the communities in which we are located and we love finding new opportunities. If you have a group we should be involved with, let us know!

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Some of our recent community service events include:

February 1, 2019

(Nashville, TN) - On the first Friday of every February, which is designated as American Heart Month, the nation comes together, igniting a wave of red from coast to coast. From landmarks to news anchors and neighborhoods to online communities; this annual groundswell unites millions of people for a common goal: the eradication of heart disease and stroke. And Team Holladay was in full spirit! Tracing all the way back to 2002, this day was established by the American Heart Association and National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Every year since its inception, this campaign has continued to reach a higher audience, which has resulted in greater awareness about heart disease and how it affects women.

(Nashville, TN) - On January 18, the spirit of competition was high in the Nashville corporate office with "Jenga Tournament for a Cause." Employees contributed a $5 entry fee to play competitive Jenga in a bracket-style tournament. Sarah Rexrode, AR LEAD, was crowned the Jenga champion with JimMyra Boyd, Receptionist, as the runner-up. The money raised from entries and other contributions totaled $185 to be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which advances cures and means of prevention for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.

December 19, 2018

(Miami, FL) - The management team at Mercy Professional Building I & II in Miami, FL sponsored a December Toy Drive to collect boys and girls toys for children between the ages of 3 and 8. The collection was a huge success and on December 19, Holladay team member, Jackie Villamayor and Catherine Hernandez, and a Mercy Hospital team member delivered the toys to Holy Redeemer Catholic Church.

"The children sang holiday carols to us and made hand crafted Thank you Cards. It was a magical afternoon, the children were all so happy," said Catherine Hernandez. "Personally, the true meaning of Christmas was seeing the children full of joy, with gleaming eyes and big smiles! Giving back to the community is rewarding and brings Peace within!"

Holladay was particularly overwhelmed by the generosity of Dr. Angela Giron at Mercy Professional Building I – Suite 1002, who donated two large boxes of toys and two large Target bags filled with boys and girls toys. Thank you to all who participated and helped make this event a success.

December 2018

(Kansas City, MO) - In lieu of a holiday party for tenants, Holladay Properties' management office in Kansas City hosted a book drive for a local charity, Operation Breakthrough. The organization is a haven for children to stay while their parents find and secure employment, enabling them to support their families. Volunteers care for infants to school-aged children, providing tutoring and support through high school, as well as investigate scholarship opportunities for higher education.

"David Lucas, Bennett Hughes and I are thrilled that so many of our tenants actively participated by donating new and gently-used books for Operation Breakthrough's 'birthday book closet,' where children can 'shop' for their birthday gifts of age-appropriate reading materials," said Sara Madson, Property Manager for Holladay Properties. "In past years, we have hosted breakfast and donut holiday events, and we know our tenants appreciate that the benefit of these worthwhile contributions far exceed any party gifts and treats."

Countless local businesses work with this establishment, and Holladay Properties is honored and proud to be added to the list of active supporters and contributors.

December 14, 2018

(Portage, IN) - Holladay Properties was an event sponsor and participant at the 2018 Good Life Awards, which recognizes seven local individuals who do their part to enrich Northwest Indiana and make the people who live, work and visit the region proud. In addition to the individual awards and honorees, those attending the event were given the opportunity to vote for up to five non-profit organizations from among the 16 eligible. The votes narrowed the list of 16 down to three winners, who receive a free partner membership to the Life networks, including a year-long marketing campaign to drive their messages. This year's non-profit winners were: CASA, Girls on the Run, and Hannah's Hope. Holladay Properties is proud to be a partner organization of Ideas in Motion Media and the Life sites, whose mission is to offer a 100% positive platform to engage share support for everything good happening throughout the community.

December 12, 2018

Holladay Properties' South Bend office hosted the annual Boys & Girls Club of St. Joseph County Christmas Party on Wednesday, December 12 at LaSalle Elementary in Mishawaka, IN. Holladay had a total of 17 volunteers who teamed up with with about seven Boys & Girls Club staff members. The party began with Paul Phair leading a trivia contest to see which tables could get their pizza first and our volunteers also sang a few Christmas carols before and after the children ate. After pizza, the older kids built and decorated gingerbread houses. We put together eight groups of between 4-6 kids with a Holladay team member leading and encouraging them, but not doing the project for them. While the older kids build their houses, the younger kids played BINGO and made snowmen out of clothespins. Then, after all the crafts, the kids played games in the gym including pin the nose on Rudolph and Frosty, life size checkers, bowling and basketball.

December 3, 2018

For a third year, Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program, which provides new clothing and/or toys for children of needy families, was promoted by Holladay Properties. The joy of having gifts to open on Christmas was made possible for 49 children because of the generosity of the team members in Nashville, TN. On Halloween, the Elm Hill Pike (Nashville, TN) office held a Chili, Soup and Stew Cook-off and Dessert Cook-off where a fee was charged to those wanting to taste and vote; the proceeds from that event sponsored 8 angels. Then, employees individually sponsored an additional 41 angels. Sponsors selected angel tags from a tree in the office, purchased appropriate gifts for the children, and delivered the unwrapped gifts on December 3. The gifts were then delivered to the Salvation Army to be distributed in time for Christmas.

November 21, 2018

(Miami, FL) On November 21, at Mercy Professional Building I & II, Catherine Hernandez, Senior Property Manager, and Roberto Jimenez, Building Maintenance Engineer, met with Sister Sonia from Mercy Hospital to deliver items collected during the third annual Holladay/Mercy Thanksgiving Food Drive. Sister Sonia works at the Mercy Hospital campus, one of the few campus’ with a convent, and assists local parishes with less fortunate families in delivering food, clothing and much more.

"I am very appreciative and proud of all the tenants and employees that donated this year," said Hernandez. "Many expressed their gratitude in the MOB’s community involvement, especially with the upcoming Holiday Toy Drive!"

Sister Sonia also expressed her appreciation in receiving the tenant and employee donations from the Holladay/Mercy collection. All donations are assembled at the convent and will be delivered to local parishes.

November 3, 2018

On November 3, a Gala and a Ball were held in different cities for separate Foundations and were attended by Holladay Properties team members. One to benefit The Boone Hospital Foundation in Columbia, MO, and the other for the CalvertHealth Foundation in Prince Frederick, MD; properties for both are managed by Holladay and owned by CNL.

The Boone Hospital Foundation held its annual gala at the Holiday Inn Expo Center in Columbia, MO. The Foundation creates opportunities for individuals, families and organizations to provide support that directly improves patient care and the outreach programs and services of Boone Hospital Center. The group support efforts such as enhanced patient care, advanced technology, community benefit programs and staff education.

The 30th Annual CalvertHealth Foundation Harvest Ball fundraiser was held in National Harbor, MD. This year’s Fire and Ice themed event, Igniting the Difference, raised funds for the largest expansion in CalvertHealth’s almost 100-year history. When completed, this three-story expansion project will house spacious, modernized private patient rooms, outpatient services, as well as areas for medical and support staff. The $51 million expansion will take place over the next few years. This project will feature all private patient rooms on Level 2 and Level 3 of the medical center.

Holladay Properties is pleased to support events such as these.

November, 2018

(Portage, IN) - In August, Holladay Properties participated in the United Way of Porter County's Day of Caring to help Family Promise, a nonprofit group dedicated to providing homeless families the help they need to get on their feet, transform an old farm house into a beautiful sanctuary. When our team learned that the home's roof was in dire need of repair, they banded together to raise the funds needed to perform the repairs. Thanks to Michael O'Connor for leading this effort and the entire team for stepping up to support this well-deserving organization!

October 25, 2018

Holladay Properties and HCG (Holladay Construction Group) participated in the JA of Northwest Indiana Bowl-a-thon event on Thursday, October 25. The fun-filled event supports Junior Achievement programing in Northwest Indiana and was chaired by Jessica Vargas, Project Architect for Holladay Properties. Holladay Properties and HCG provided two teams from the Portage office, who took home 1st prize in costume contest for their Holladay-Holidays costumes. The Holladay Properties partners also provided two teams who took home 2nd and 3rd place trophies in the bowling competition. Learn more >>

October 11, 2018

(South Bend, IN) - Holladay Properties is a proud supporter of the South Bend Alumni Association and participated in The Big Give, a new annual fundraising event, hosted by South Bend Alumni Association in conjunction with the Casaday Costume Company, that supports extra-curricular and co-curricular activities in the South Bend Schools, such as fine arts, academic competitions, athletics, theater, service, and more. This year, because of donors including Holladay, the group raised over $71,000 for the Co-Ex Grant Program.

September 29, 2018

Thirteen Holladay Properties employees, family, and friends from the Florida region came together on September 29 at the Plantation Baptist Church to help get ready for the annual Christmas Lights in the Acres event. The Christmas Light Extravaganza draws visitors from the tri-county area upwards of 15,000 people each year. The Holladay in the Community volunteers spent 5 hours assisting the church in getting all of their lights out of their storage warehouse out to the area where the set up takes place. Holladay Properties volunteers included: Jaqueline Fermin, Francisco Fermin, Matt Poncy, Catherine Hernandez, Jackie Villamayor, Melissa Melendres, Henry Rodriguez, Camilo Basail, Alfonso Betancur, as well as their family and friends.

September 26, 2018

On September 26, employees from the South Bend corporate headquarters, Holladay Construction Group and the Hilton Garden Inn gathered together at Hope Ministries with one common goal: to see how we could be a part of defeating poverty in our community. The event was the kickoff to the Holladay Lives United Campaign. This year, Holladay Properties raised $15,307 during its 2 week campaign for the United Way of St. Joseph County. Thank you to the 27 people who generously donated toward bringing an end to poverty in our community. Visit the Holladay Properties blog for more information.

September 15, 2018

On September 15, 18 volunteers represented Holladay Team at the 2018 Heart Walk benefiting the America Heart Association at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The Holladay in the Community event raised $6,110, surpassing its $5,000 goal, to make healthier, longer lives possible for everyone. Our participation in Heart Walk promoted Holladay's commitment to serving its communities, as well as just being a fun way to stay active and promote healthy choices.

September 14, 2018

(Indianapolis, IN) - On a warm Friday afternoon at the Indy Urban Acres Farm in Indianapolis, a group of Holladay Properties volunteers put on their work gloves with shovels in hand to clean up a chicken coop, pull weeds, and lay down fresh mulch to get the property ready for the annual Farmraiser event on September 22. The volunteers spent a grueling day working hard for the collection of four organic farms that donates 100% of its produce to food pantries and low-income families. Indy Urban Acres was established in 2011 to empower and educate people by providing equitable access to free, high quality produce. The farm works to educate thousands of youth through tours and farm-to-plate workshops, provide community engagement to volunteers and groups, and teach teens valuable job skills. Visit https://www.indyparksfoundation.org/indy-urban-acres/ to learn more about this unique organization.

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