Parks Realty’s founder and CEO, Bob Parks, has been a long-time supporter of Make-A-Wish®Middle Tennessee and served on our Board of Directors for twelve years. He has instilled a culture of giving back in the company, and we are fortunate to benefit from the generous hearts of Parks agents. In 2015, the Parks Ambassador program was started as a way to connect more deeply with each of the Parks offices in Middle Tennessee. The Ambassadors are asked to update their offices with Make-A-Wish news, organize individual office fundraisers, and most importantly, educate agents on the power of Make-A-Wish and how to become more involved.
Parks agents engage with our chapter in a variety of ways. We have agents that are Make-A-Wish volunteers, referral sources, and donors. Agents can sign-up to donate a set amount per real estate transaction to Make-A-Wish and Parks will match their contribution. In 2018, through closings contributions, individual donations, office fundraisers, and the company match, Parks exceeded their goal of donating $100,000 to Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee, becoming the largest corporate supporter for our chapter. In early 2019, Parks crossed the $400,000 milestone for total giving!!