Broker Scott Askew reminds all Advisors during every staff meeting: “We are very fortunate to do what we do and to own what we have. Let’s make sure to give back to our community along the way.” This simple notion has become the cornerstone of Engel & Völkers’ philosophy, and it is reflected within all parts of our organization.
Engel & Völkers enjoys a long history of commitment to community service. Each year our team members volunteer with the Special Olympics at their Opening Ceremony for the Special Olympics Summer Games. They set up chairs, tables, and tents, then help break them all down again at the end of the evening. One year, Broker Scott Askew even jumped into freezing Lake Acworth for the Special Olympics’ Polar Plunge, an event which raised $115,000 in support of those athletes competing in the Special Olympic Georgia Programs.
When we’re not cheering on contestants during their Victory Dance, or jumping into frozen water for a good cause, we’re out in the community lending a hand wherever we can. For the past eight years in a row, our team has participated in the Morningside Mile to raise funds for the Historic Virginia Highland Fire Station 19. And just this past month, our very own Advisor Ken Covers danced for a good cause with Dancing Stars Atlanta to raise awareness and funds for the Alzheimer’s Association.
At the end of the day, it’s all about giving back to the community we serve. We’ve adopted that mindset into our company culture and routinely push team members to become involved. Engel & Völkers seeks to represent a positive and enriching force within the community whenever we can.
Do It With PASSION or not at all.