CHICAGO, IL (JUNE 6, 2022) – With over 425 guests and more than 50 Corporate Sponsors, the inaugural “Debbie’s Buck-It Bash”, the primary fundraiser for the Debbie Frank Legacy Fund, was a huge success. The Fund, an initiative of Golub & Company and the Golub Family Foundation, supports organizations dedicated to providing education, mentorship, and community connection for emerging women leaders in real estate.
The late Debbie Frank, known for her “unbridled awesome,’ directed Golub & Company’s commercial leasing group for 14 years. She was a force of nature, a beacon of light, and a respected and accomplished leader in the Chicago-area commercial real estate community who spent a significant amount of time mentoring other women in the industry.
The Fund is donating $100,000, in her name, to support educational scholarships through two organizations: CREW Chicago and The Goldie Initiative. $25,000 will be awarded to each of four deserving women pursuing their graduate degrees in real estate.
“While we will always miss the inspiration and vibrancy Debbie added to our lives, I believe we have created something special that will keep her legacy of support for women in this industry alive,” said Paula Harris, managing principal, Golub & Company. “We are excited to help the scholarship recipients find their own “unbridled awesome’ just as Debbie did during her short life.”
Next year, Debbie’s Buck-it Bash will be held on Thursday, September 14, 2023. For more information, be sure to visit www.debbiefranklegacyfund.com.
About Debbie Frank
A graduate of the University of Texas and Kent College of Law, Debbie created a compelling 22-year career in commercial real estate, including most recently as senior vice president of leasing for Golub & Company. Throughout her career, she was known for being a proactive problem-solver and relationship-builder with great energy and empathy. Debbie died from cancer at the age of 44 in December 2020, leaving behind her husband, young daughter and numerous family members, friends, colleagues and peers who remember her for her brilliance, unique personality, sharp sense of humor and boundless compassion.