International commercial real estate services firm Studley is pleased to announce that it has awarded Executive Managing Director Adam Singer the Jacque Ducharme Good Citizenship Award, presented annually to an individual who has made outstanding charitable contributions.
The award, which was created in 2009 in memory of the late Jacque Ducharme, former Studley Vice Chairman, a benefactor and board member of many nonprofits, includes a $2,500 donation to the Real Estate Center for DePaul University made in the name of each year's recipient.
Adam is very deserving of this award, shared Studley Chairman and CEO Mitchell Steir, who announced the recipient of the award at the firm's annual Winter Trip, which was held in Berlin, Germany this year. His commitment to both his local and international communities has been felt especially through his active involvement and leadership with Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
Mr. Singer, who serves on the JDRF National Board of Chancellors, is currently leading the organization’s Haitian relief task force, aimed at securing insulin, syringes and other medical supplies for many of the estimated 300,000 Haitians with diabetes.
"The earthquake in Haiti has left thousands of diabetics without access to medicines they need to stay alive," shared Mr. Singer. "We are working to raise dollars, all types of medical supplies and awareness of the life-saving efforts there. We have focused on the FHADIMAC clinic for diabetics which is somehow still standing, still taking patients and saving lives."
Since joining Studley more than 27 years ago, Mr. Singer has been recognized repeatedly by the commercial real estate industry for his philanthropic and professional efforts representing many leading corporations and nonprofits.
These awards include three by The Greater Washington Commercial Association of Realtors: Realtor Associate of the Year Award, Top Commercial Leasing Broker Award and "Public Service Award. In 2005, the organization also honored him with the prestigious "Brendan McCarthy Memorial Award" in recognition of his community leadership and philanthropic efforts.
Mr. Singer is also the founder of the JDRF annual Real Estate Games fundraiser, an Olympics-style event which has raised more than $4 million to date since 1989. He has also served on the Board of Directors of Childhelp, an organization protecting at-risk children throughout Virginia.