As we approach the season of giving, audiences everywhere love to learn of businesses and community leaders who generously give back to their communities. One such company that embodies the philanthropic spirit is Smith & Associates Real Estate.
Led by President and CEO, Bob Glaser, Glaser has created a corporate culture at Smith & Associates Real Estate that encourages agents to be involved in their community in whatever way interests them the most.
One employee starts every week working in the local soup kitchen before joining the Smith team for their Monday morning meetings.
Another agent organizes a Big Brothers Big Sisters pumpkin carving event in the Smith and Associates Real Estate parking lot at their 4th Street location, that has grown so large that it has become the most popular event for Big Brothers Big Sisters in the area.
For this service and his support of the local arts, Bob Glaser and Smith & Associates Real Estate is being recognized by the Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture & the Arts (TBBCA) with a Business Impact Award. This award recognizes and celebrates businesses and individuals that make “extraordinary contributions” to the Tampa Bay area’s art and culture scenes. Glaser participates in over 50 organizations throughout Tampa Bay, including serving on numerous fundraising and non-profit boards such as Chair of the Morean Arts Center/Chihuly Collection, the boards of the Tampa Theatre, Florida Aquarium, Palladium Theatre and the Blue Ocean Film Festival, among others.
Smith & Associates Real Estate is a highly successful real estate company, and would make a great addition to any news articles that profiled the power of philanthropy in the community.
The Big Brothers Big Sisters event with over 85 pumpkins donated for carving, games, pizza, face painting and activities all donated to support the 200 attendees from Big Brothers Big Sisters, an organization in significant need of help since their state funding was reduced.