Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Vice Chairman, Bob Chodos, was recently awarded the Motorola Legacy Award from Junior Achievement (JA) of Chicago.
JA is the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future and make smart academic and economic choices.
In 2006 the organization created its highest award for individual involvement in JA of Chicago initiatives, the Motorola Legacy Award, to be given annually to recognize dedicated JA volunteers or supporters whose unwavering commitment over time mirrors the outstanding support that Motorola has provided JA of Chicago since the organization’s inception in 1940. The award, given at JA’s annual board meeting, was named in Motorola’s honor to continually reinforce the important role that Motorola played in JA’s history.
Chodos has been involved with JA of Chicago since 1986 where as a young real estate broker he helped JA move its office space. He joined the JA Board of Directors in 1988 and for three decades, has been involved with JA of Chicago on numerous fundraising campaigns and projects. When Chodos started with JA of Chicago, the organization was reaching 30,000 students a year with its economic literacy programs. This past year, JA of Chicago reached over 554,000 students and hopes to reach over 600,000 in this coming year.
“I am honored to have received this award from JA,” said Chodos. “This organization means so much to me and it truly is a privilege to be a part of such a great program and team.”