Buckingham Foundation, the philanthropic partner of Buckingham Companies, has built on the success of their robust employee volunteer program by expanding the scope of their third annual day of service. On November 14, more than 350 employees in nine states will volunteer with 26 different nonprofit organizations. The Indianapolis based company will close the corporate office, construction projects and property locations to send team members to assist throughout their communities.
“Buckingham Foundation has granted more than two million dollars to numerous nonprofits and employees spend 7,500 hours each year volunteering throughout the community,” comments Theresa Rhodes, executive director of Buckingham Foundation. “We’ve accomplished so much the past 10 years, but we know we have the opportunity to impact even more people. Buckingham Day of Service will not only impact the communities in which we build and operate, but also our team members who want to serve. We are motivated and ready for action!”
“Community involvement is a core value of our company. I’m proud and excited about the work Buckingham Foundation does and the impact our team will have during one single day of volunteerism throughout the areas Buckingham Companies has a presence,” said Buckingham Companies CEO and President Brad Chambers.
With all Buckingham properties throughout the country participating, multiple service locations will be impacted by 1400 hours of volunteer time. Locally, Buckingham teams will be partnering with Big Car Collaborative to paint, build, design, grow and enhance their space in Indianapolis with 150 of Buckingham’s local employees. With a mission to create positive change in the areas of hunger, affordable housing, community & economic development and arts & culture, Buckingham Foundation is proud to support Big Car Collaborative and additional nonprofit organizations in nine states.
Founded in 1984, Buckingham Companies is a fully integrated real estate firm specializing in the development, acquisition, management and construction of multifamily, mixed-use, commercial and hospitality projects across the United States. Buckingham owns or manages a portfolio of nearly $2 billion of real estate for its own account, third-party owners and institutional partners. Buckingham has managed more than 125 properties, more than 28 million square feet, and over 25,000 rental units nationwide. For more information, visit www.buckingham.com.
Buckingham Foundation is the philanthropic partner of Buckingham Companies. Since its inception in 2006, the Foundation has grown its grant giving capacity to support affordable housing opportunities for families in need, to encourage participation in arts and culture initiatives and to invest in local communities. In 2015, Buckingham Foundation joined the fight against childhood hunger with its Love Indy campaign. Buckingham Foundation invests in organizations through meaningful grants, volunteers thousands of hours to hundreds of nonprofit and civic organizations, and goes beyond typical philanthropy to open doors that create positive change. The Foundation’s mission is to create positive change in the areas of affordable housing, community development, and arts and culture. To learn more, visit www.buckinghamfoundationinc.org.
As a nonprofit art and design organization, Big Car Collaborative utilizes tools of culture and creativity to build community and social cohesion — helping connect people as a way to boost quality of life. Formed in 2004 and based in Indianapolis, Big Car also works in other communities and collaborates with artists from around the world. As an adaptive and flexible cultural organization, Big Car draws together people of all backgrounds to promote and perpetuate creativity, invigorate public places, and support neighborhoods. Big Car is a creative community builder working to boost livability from an engagement-based arts perspective. For more information, visit www.bigcar.org.