MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Living out our purpose to enhance communities and enrich lives, the Trademark Make a Difference mission encourages community service at all levels of the company.
Trademark’s employees and properties are committed to making a difference in the communities we serve through our:
- Conscious Place initiatives
- Properties to raise awareness, money and partner with community organizations
Total Charitable Dollars Raised
2017 | Saddle Creek: $360,000 Market Street – The Woodlands: $150,000 La Palmera: $232,000 Watters Creek: $41,000 WestBend: $2,000 Waterside: $4,950 Hillside: $9,900 Rice Village: $39,800 Burr Ridge Village Center: $3,000 Trademark Corporate: $218,370
- Total Property & Corporate Charitable Dollars Raised: $5.3M
- 2017 Volunteer Hours: 8,396
- 2016 Volunteer Hours: 13,031
- 2015 Volunteer Hours: 12,563
- 2014 Volunteer Hours: 9,007
- 2013 Volunteer Hours: 3,398
While many of Trademark’s properties raise funds throughout the year at events with charity partners, we also give our employees several ways to contribute individually. One such opportunity is through our annual two-week Trademark Make a Difference Foundation Employee Fundraiser. In 2016, employees donated $41,190, which was distributed to local nonprofit organizations with a focus on Education, Environment, Health, Human Services, Safety and Youth.
In addition, Trademark’s employee volunteer program provides paid time to give back. Each year some of those hours are spent building a house with Habitat for Humanity, the 17th of which was built in 2016. Trademark’s 2016 charitable recipients also included American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, Operation Kindness, North Texas Humane Society, Tarrant Area Food Bank, United Way and many more.
Trademark encourages its employees to get involved with charities that they are passionate about. CEO Terry Montesi grew a mustache for 30 days to raise awareness and support for the Movember Foundation, which is the leading global organization committed to changing the face of men’s health. In 2016 Montesi ended up coming third nationally in the individual category, raising $59,768.
Click here for a list of charities supported through our Make a Difference Foundation.