Contributions to be Recognized at Utah Philanthropy Day
Salt Lake City, Utah (November 16, 2016) — Columbus Community Center has nominated Monica Rafferty, senior vice president of commercial sales and leasing at Coldwell Banker Commercial Advisors (CBC Advisors), to receive the Heart & Hands Award at the upcoming Utah Philanthropy Day Luncheon. The Heart & Hands Award recognizes individuals who make significant contributions to nonprofit organizations through volunteer or philanthropic service.
Rafferty has been instrumental in Columbus’ efforts toward developing The Hub of Opportunity, a mixed-use commercial and residential development that will be fully accessible for individuals with disabilities. The development will include NextWork Hub, an innovative live/work concept targeted for young adults with autism spectrum disorder.
“From the first site visit to negotiations for site acquisition and predevelopment, Monica has been a competent and decisive advocate on behalf of Columbus and the vulnerable population we serve,” said Stephanie Mackay, director of development at Columbus Community Center.
Columbus Community Center is a nonprofit agency focused on helping individuals with disabilities live independently in the community. Founded in 1968, Columbus provides employment, training, day program and housing services. Rafferty has served on Columbus’ advisory board and is currently an active member of the board of trustees. She is a passionate advocate for their mission.
“Columbus Community Center makes a huge difference in the lives of the individuals and families they serve on a daily and long-term basis,” said Rafferty. “It’s truly an honor to be involved in such a great organization and to see the impact they have on the community.”
The Utah Philanthropy Day annual luncheon has been held each November since 1999, recognizing members of the community who embody the spirit of philanthropy and volunteerism through various awards. Each Heart & Hands Award honoree will receive a pin and a certificate and will be specially recognized during the Utah Philanthropy Day luncheon on November 17 at the Grand America Hotel.
“Monica has the vision and skills that continues to allow us to systematically and strategically plan our expansion in a way that will maximize benefits to the community and enhance our ability to serve some of the most vulnerable among us,” said Mackay.
Monica Rafferty is an investment and office specialist at CBC Advisors with over 20 years of investment and commercial real estate experience. She is actively involved in various nonprofit organizations and charitable causes. CBC Advisors is the largest Coldwell Banker Commercial affiliate in the world, representing world-class industrial, investment, multifamily, office and retail properties throughout the United States.