PHOTO CAPTION – Kate Kratovil (second from right) of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation (CCF) accepts a check for more than $11,000 from Beacham & Company, REALTORS on July 11 as part of the company’s new quarterly charitable giving campaign called Beacham Gives Back. Also pictured are, from left, David Sirzyk, Beacham Gives Back Q2 captain; Dac Carver, Vice President and Managing Broker of Beacham & Company, and Beacham owner and founder Glennis Beacham.
ATLANTA — On July 11, the agents and staff of Beacham & Company, REALTORS made their first donation as part of a new formal charitable giving initiative called Beacham Gives Back. The first Beacham Gives Back recipient was the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation which was presented a check for more than $11,000 representing fundraising efforts for the second quarter of 2017.
Since the firm was founded in 2006, Beacham & Company has given or committed an estimated total of $250,000 to Atlanta charities and non-profit institutions. Some past recipients include the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta, Forward Arts Foundation, Emory Winship Cancer Institute and the Genesis Women’s Shelter. Beacham Gives Back was formed in March to give more formal structure to the firm’s charitable giving initiatives. Every three months, Beacham sales agents nominate charities for which they have a personal connection and the recipient charity for the quarter is determined by a vote of the entire company. CCF was nominated as the second quarter charity recipient by David Sirzyk, an agent with Beacham who has Crohn’s disease.
Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (UC) are inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs). Crohn’s Disease is characterized by inflammation of the digestive, or gastrointestinal (GI) tract while ulcerative colitis is inflammation of just the large intestine. Crohn’s is a chronic, life-long disease that requires constant treatment. Crohn’s has no cause or cure and can require multiple surgeries in severe cases although some medications can help manage or prevent flares of the disease. About 700,000 people in the United States suffer from Crohn’s.
The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cures for Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improving the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. CCF funds cutting-edge studies at major medical institutions, nurtures investigators at the early stages of their careers, and finances underdeveloped areas of research. Its scientific journal, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, enables medical professionals to keep pace with developments in this rapidly growing field. Beyond research, CCF collaborates with healthcare providers to improve IBD quality of care, as well as educating, supporting, and empowering patients and their caregivers through patient-centric education and advocacy programs. According to the American Institute of Philanthropy, CCF utilizes 80% of its funding to all such endeavors.
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Beacham & Company, REALTORS is Atlanta’s top-selling luxury real estate office. The firm was founded in 2006 by Glennis Beacham, one of Atlanta’s most celebrated real estate agents. The firm has 100 agents who average $7 million in sales per agent, more than any other Atlanta real estate firm.