EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Sept. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Griffin Capital Corporation ("Griffin Capital") today congratulated Lakeside Wealth Management for being named a finalist for the Corporate Philanthropy Award to be bestowed by the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation at its Community Leadership Awards Gala in New York City on September 29, 2016.
The event will take place at Cipriani 42nd Street and is expected to attract 500 financial advisors and financial services industry executives.
Invest in Others is a charitable foundation supported by the financial services industry to amplify the charitable work of financial advisors, employees, and their firms. Its Community Leadership Awards program recognizes the philanthropic achievements of financial advisors and financial services firms in communities across the United States and around the world.
David C. Rupert, President of Griffin Capital, said, "We are thrilled that Lakeside Wealth Management has been nominated for Invest in Others' prestigious Corporate Philanthropy Award, which reflects the highest virtues both of Lakeside and of our industry. We have worked with Lakeside for many years and know how well they deserve recognition for their commitment to community service and for promoting philanthropic values among their employees.
"We are also honored to participate in the sponsorship of this terrific event and to host Lakeside at our table," he concluded.
As an organization, Lakeside Wealth Management has established a remarkable record for sharing its time, talents and resources for charitable purposes. Over the years it has contributed over $300,000 to local area non-profits, as well as nearly 14,300 volunteer hours. Lakeside gives each employee eight hours of paid time off every year to volunteer at a non-profit of their choice, and matches employee donations up to $250.00. Additionally, as a team, each year the firm participates in the United Way Day of Caring and in Rebuilding Together Duneland, an annual event that is part of National Rebuilding Day, in which volunteers help rebuild homes and revitalize the community of Duneland, Indiana. Most of Lakeside's team members are also involved in local non-profits as board members and committee members.
Mark W. Chamberlain, Chief Executive Officer of Lakeside Wealth Management, said, "Lakeside is honored to have been named a finalist for the Corporate Philanthropy Award through Invest in Others. Giving back to our community is a strong part of our culture and ethos, and we act together as individuals and as an organization to live up to these beliefs on a daily basis.
"Lakeside is proud to be a business partner of Griffin Capital and to share their values about the importance of doing good in the world," he added.
This year marks the 10th annual Invest in Others Community Leadership Awards event honoring individual financial advisors for their philanthropic activities. The Corporate Philanthropy Award, added in 2015 to recognize the importance of encouraging philanthropy at the corporate level, is presented to one financial advisory firm and to one financial institution that has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to encouraging philanthropic activities among its employees, financial advisors and senior leaders.
Based in Chesterton, Indiana, Lakeside Wealth Management is an independent financial advisory firm serving a wide range of financial, investment and risk management needs for individuals and families, businesses, and institutions. Founded by Mark Chamberlain in 2003, today Lakeside has a total of 34 team members. For more information, visit www.lakesidewealth.com.
About the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation
The Invest in Others Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded by the financial services industry to make a difference in communities across the country and around the world by amplifying the charitable work of financial advisors and financial services firms. To realize its goals, the Foundation recognizes and rewards philanthropy, inspires volunteerism, and informs the investing public about the positive impact made by advisors and their firms in their communities. Today, Invest in Others is the premier, industry-wide non-profit dedicated to recognizing, encouraging, and supporting the charitable work of financial advisors and the advisory industry. For more information, visit www.investinothers.org.
About Griffin Capital Corporation
Griffin Capital Corporation ("Griffin Capital"), is a privately held, Los Angeles headquartered investment and asset management company with a 21-year track record sponsoring real estate investment vehicles and managing institutional capital. Led by senior executives with more than two decades of real estate experience who have collectively closed transactions representing over $22.0 billion in value, Griffin Capital and its affiliates have acquired or constructed approximately 56 million square feet of space since 1995. Griffin Capital and its affiliates own, manage, sponsor and/or co-sponsor a portfolio consisting of approximately 38* million square feet of space, located in 30 states and the United Kingdom, representing approximately $6.8* billion in asset value, based on purchase price, as of August 2, 2016. Additional information about Griffin Capital is available at www.griffincapital.com.
*Includes the property information related to interests held in certain joint ventures.
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