2022 Glick Award Winners
The Gene B. Glick Company annually highlights one team member and one property team that go above and beyond in helping fulfill our core value of social responsibility with a Glick Cares Award.
This year, the winners of the Glick Cares Award are team member Teonna Branson, Service Coordinator at Thompson Village, and the property team at Cambridge Square Beech Grove.
With the recognition comes a monetary gift for the winners to direct to a nonprofit of their choice.
While Teonna is relatively new to Thompson Village, having joined in January of 2022, she has made an immediate impact on the residents and surrounding community. Residents shared that they have never seen so much engagement in community events.
Teonna’s nominator said, “some people come into a role and do their job as outlined in the job description, but Teonna takes it further and goes the extra mile. She has really made our residents feel like they are being heard as well as being a lending ear to residents and staff that need help finding resources. She has truly been a major asset to not only the community, but to the staff as well! Teonna just has a heart of gold and she is always willing to help someone. To have a person like her that does everything for everybody but never wants anything in return is a very rare quality in a person.”
Teonna organized a community baby shower for the many Thompson Village residents who are expecting or recently had a baby.
Thanks to Teonna’s leadership, the Thompson Village food pantry opened in November.
Teonna organized a fun resident activity, “Pizza & Picasso,” to engage residents and share relaxation techniques.
The team at Cambridge Square Beech Grove went above and beyond to show support for one of their residents, Chuck, who is well known at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He has sold newspapers at the track for nearly 50 years, becoming friends with many of the drivers, staff, fans and even receiving national attention from ESPN and other news outlets. Due to health complications, Chuck had to miss the 2022 Indy 500 for the first time in 49 years.
Although Chuck couldn’t attend the race, the team at Cambridge Square Beech Grove decided to bring the race experience to Chuck. The team went to the track and compiled a video with interviews from different IndyCar drivers, staff and fans who all wished Chuck well. This exemplifies the way team members treat Chuck and all residents every day.
Friends of Chuck wish him well from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Thank you to Teonna and the team at Cambridge Square Beech Grove for going above and beyond to help Glick residents and the surrounding community.