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. Through our corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts, we invest in our team members, residents, and the communities we serve in order to build value for people and places.
Our 2020 CSR Impact Report – a first for Glick – articulates our company’s approach and measures our success toward our efforts to build value for people and places alike. Explore the executive summary and the full report below.
Empowering Team Member Giving
One of Glick’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) goals is to strengthen the quality of life in the communities we serve. Glick team members consistently give back to their communities through volunteering and charitable donations. All Glick team members receive eight hours of volunteer time off each year. To date, team members have volunteered more than 13,000 hours. Many team members go above and beyond by regularly volunteering with community organizations outside of work too.
To empower team member giving, Glick Gives matches qualified charitable contributions from Glick team members to nonprofit organization. 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 team members to support the causes they care about in the communities where they live and work. To date, the Glick Gives program has matched over $650,000 in team member contributions to charitable causes.
Together We Give
Glick team members can log volunteer efforts and request a contribution match by logging into Selflessly, a CSR engagement platform.
Glick Education Awards
In 2019, we launched the Glick Education Awards to support the dependents of Gene B. Glick Company team members who are pursuing postsecondary education to lessen the financial burden on families. Since 2020, we have awarded over $300,000 to 55 recipients, with awards ranging from $2,500 to $10,000. The recipients are pursuing postsecondary credentials at a variety of colleges and universities as well as technical, vocational and trade schools across the country.
“The Glick Education Award has helped me get one step closer to my educational goals. College tuition is more than me or my mom could ever afford to pay on our own. The scholarship helped relieve some of the financial burden for my mom and has allowed me to concentrate on my classes instead trying to figure out how I can help pay for my education. The scholarship didn’t just help me, it helped my mom.” – Glick Education Award Recipient
Glick Relief Fund
The Glick Relief Fund was created to help Glick team members facing financial hardships immediately after an unforeseen personal hardship or natural disaster. The Fund considered the employee’s spouse, minor children and other dependents for whom the employee is financially responsible as eligible dependents. Since 2020, more than $110,000 was granted to help team members through the Fund.
Glick Loan Program
The Glick Loan Program helps team members to access a loan to cover unexpected financial emergencies. Team members with at least one year of employment are eligible to apply. Since 2020, Glick team members accessed over 180 loans totaling more than $450,000 through this program to bridge financial hardships.
In 2020, Glick’s Service Coordination program celebrated its 10th anniversary. When we started this initiative over a decade ago, it was among the first of its kind, and the need to support our most vulnerable residents was clear.
People from myriad walks of life call Glick communities home. Through dedicated Service Coordinators, we meet residents where they are with targeted support, from ensuring formerly homeless veterans have a sense of community to helping displaced workers find employment.
With more than 70 Service Coordinators, we have built one of the largest and most effective programs in the country. Over the past decade, our Service Coordinators have assisted more than 50,000 residents to age in place, maintain tenancy, build an informal network of support and secure employment. We’ve helped residents obtain benefits and supports totaling more than $110 million in cost savings. We also offer more than 75 onsite food programs across the country, including emergency food pantries, congregate meals and community gardens. Our Service Coordination program is one of the defining characteristics of Glick communities – an asset we’re proud to celebrate.
Housing Our Heroes
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates that over 40,000 veterans experiences homelessness on a given night. While only 7% of the U.S. population claims veterans status, 13% of the adult homeless population are veterans, according to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans.
Guided by Gene B. Glick’s legacy of helping fellow soldiers and a commitment to making affordable housing accessible, the Glick Housing Foundation piloted a program called “Housing Our Heroes” with 23 apartment homes. The program aims to increase the number of military veterans accessing affordable housing and wraparound services in Indianapolis, including the support of a dedicated Service Coordinator.
Each year, the Glick team looks forward to hosting our annual food drive to benefit nonprofit organizations in communities where Glick apartments are located. Since the initiative was launched in 2015, Glick has distributed nearly 100,000 canned food items and awarded more than $80,000 to nonprofits providing food access to Glick residents and the boarder community. Read our blog about the Virtual Food Drive Results.
Project Fresh Start
Since 2015, Glick team members have collected more than 225,000 school supplies for students in our communities. In 2022, Glick team members raised money through Project Fresh Start to help purchase 3,200 backpacks filled with school supplies for youth residents across 8 states and 35 Gene B. Glick properties. Read our blog about the impact of Project Fresh Start.
Glick Gives Team Member Contribution Matching Program
Glick Gives matches qualified charitable contributions from Glick team members to nonprofit 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 team members to support the causes they care about in the communities where they live and work. To date, the Glick Gives program has matched over $650,000 in team member contributions to charitable causes.
Glick Cares Volunteer Program
Glick Cares invites our team members to give their time, energy and talents to serving their communities. Glick hosts several volunteer events throughout the year as well as offers paid time off to devote to volunteering. To date, our employees have volunteered more than 13,000 hours of time.
Glick Cares Awards
Each year, we recognize one team member and one property for giving back their time and talents to improving the lives of others in the community. All employees are invited to nominate their peers and properties. Meet the past winners.
2021: Ana Candelario, Property Manager at Carriage House Virginia Beach
2020: Perry McCann, Maintenance Supervisor at Ashley Pointe
2019: Rochelle Bloomfield, Service Coordinator at Fairington Fort Wayne
2018: Ellie Lindhjem, Service Coordinator Manager at Carriage House East
2017: Alex Freeman, Property Management Operations Manager
2021: Cambridge Square Muncie
2020: Jamestown Seymour
2019: Cambridge Square North
2018: Blairwood Apartments of Louisville
2017: Cambridge Square Apartments of Lauderdale Lakes