GPF Foundation awarded 15th annual Savills Landlord Challenge Grant

Submitted by Lauren Finch
Updated 11/16/2020 5:43 PM

The GPF Foundation was awarded an approximate $55,000 grant from the 15th annual Savills Landlord Challenge. The foundation will use the funds to support its mission of educating young people about the dangers of recreational drug use and training frontline medical providers about a standard of care for people experiencing a negative recreation to recreational drugs, namely MDMA (Molly/Ecstasy).

"We were grateful and honored to be selected as a recipient of this year's Savills Landlord Challenge. This funding will help us to further the GPF Foundation's reach during this critical time when our healthcare system is overburdened. Our focus to give people the knowledge to protect themselves and assist the medical community in developing an appropriate related treatment to recreational drug use will truly save lives," said Ross Friedman, president of the GPF Foundation.


The 15th annual Savills Landlord Challenge encourages friendly industry rivalry among property owners while raising funds to support worthy Chicago area causes. This year, participants helped raise more than $120,000 to support the GPF Foundation and Boys Hope Girls Hope of Illinois.

Since 2005, the event has raised approximately $2 million. Event sponsors included some of the largest firms in real estate, including Savills Inc., CBRE, Cushman & Wakefield and The John Buck Company.

"Year after year, the industry looks forward to coming together and supporting local charities that make an impact in our community. This year was no different, besides special precautions taken by all participants. Savills voted on this year's benefactors and is very pleased to support the GPF Foundation and Boys Hope Girls Hope of Illinois," said John Goodman, vice chairman, Chicago of Savills, Inc.

Established in memory of Gregory Paul Friedman, the GPF Foundation is committed to saving lives by supporting education, appropriate treatment, and overall awareness of the dangers related to recreational drug use. The foundation's tagline, Greg's Path Forward, is the spirit of the organization, working toward a future where the public and the medical community have the knowledge needed to combat the risks of recreational drugs.

To learn more or to support the organization, visit

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