More than 500 associates from across Cortland Partners’ network volunteered at non-profit organizations as part of the company’s semi-annual Cortland Commitment Day.
On May 20, Cortland associates volunteered with 15 non-profit organizations in 10 markets across five states, ranging from food banks to homeless assistance organizations to animal rescues. Associates in each market voted as a group to determine where they would volunteer their time and efforts.
The Atlanta-based company, which owns more than 30,000 apartment homes, provides its associates with an opportunity to take an extra day off per year to volunteer with the organization of their choice. In addition, the company holds two Commitment Days per year, one in May and another in October.
“We believe it is crucial that we give back as a company to the many communities we serve,” said Steven DeFrancis, CEO of Cortland Partners. “At Cortland, we believe in creating value for a better life, which extends to our residents, associates, investors, and our neighborhoods. That is why we encourage our associates to volunteer and help make their community a better place.”
Non-profit organizations Cortland associates served include: Books for Africa in Atlanta;Sustainable Lakewood in Atlanta; The Relatives in Charlotte, N.C.; Abraham’s Tent in Lake Charles, La.; City Rescue Mission in Jacksonville, Fla.; theJames A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa, Fla.;Quantum Leap Farm in Tampa, Fla.; Trinity Café Soup Kitchen in Tampa, Fla.; Dream Big Horse Club and Rescue in Orlando, Fla.; Big Cat Rescuein Tampa, Fla.; United Way of North Central Florida in Gainesville, Fla.; The Humane Society of Tampa Bay in Tampa, Fla.; Baton Rouge Food Bank in Baton Rouge, La.; San Antonio Food Bankin San Antonio; and Houston Food Bank in Houston.