Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) is pleased to announce that Bob Chodos, vice chairman at the firm’s Chicago office, was awarded the Motorola Legacy Award from Junior Achievement (JA) of Chicago. The prestigious award was given during JA’s annual luncheon, which was held on September 15th at the Standard Club in Chicago.
JA is the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future and make smart academic and economic choices. In 2006 the organization created its highest award for individual involvement in JA of Chicago initiatives, the Motorola Legacy Award, to be given annually to recognize dedicated JA volunteers or supporters whose unwavering commitment over time mirrors the outstanding support that Motorola has provided JA of Chicago since the organization’s inception in 1940. The award, given at JA’s annual board meeting, was named in Motorola’s honor to continually reinforce the important role that Motorola played in JA’s history.
Chodos has been involved with JA of Chicago since 1986 where as a young real estate broker he helped JA move its office space. He joined the JA Board of Directors in 1988 and for three decades, has been involved with JA of Chicago on numerous fundraising campaigns and projects. When Chodos started with JA of Chicago, the organization was reaching 30,000 students a year with its economic literacy programs. This past year, JA of Chicago reached over 554,000 students and hopes to reach over 600,000 in this coming year.
“Bob has been an extraordinary board member and friend for over 30 years,” said Sandy Daffé, president of Junior Achievement of Chicago. “This recognition is just a token of our appreciation for the enormous amount of gratitude the entire JA organization has to Bob for his decades of service, leadership and generous support.”
“I am honored to have received this award from JA,” said Chodos. “This organization means so much to me and it truly is a privilege to be a part of such a great program and team.”
JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students of kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. Last year, JA of Chicago reached 554,742 students in 12 counties and will reach 570,000 students this school year. Visit www.jachicago.org for more information.
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