ABOUT CREFC VIRTUAL FITNESS FUNDRAISER BENEFITING GIRLS INC. CAMPAIGN
Connect with the CREFC Community through our virtual fitness fundraiser benefiting Girls Inc., an organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through direct service and advocacy. Hosted by the CREFC Women’s Network, we welcome and encourage all to sign up and participate.
 
Every step counts, whether you’re walking, running, biking or taking part in another fitness activity. Sign up for one of our teams co-captained by CRE finance industry leaders and compete to raise the most money and track the most steps throughout the month of October. The team with the highest aggregate, counted on the leaderboard as footprints, will win a prize and most importantly, bragging rights.
 
You can track your workouts by setting up your devices (Fitbit, Garmin, Apple Watch, Google Fit, Misfit, Strava), or download the Charity Footprints' iOS or Android app and track your workouts toward this campaign. Additional details, including FAQs, are below.




Register & Join One of Our Teams:


The Cautiously Optimistics
Scott Epperson, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC.
Michele Patterson, Kroll Bond Rating Agency, LLC
Terri Wyda, PNC Real Estate/Midland Loan Services


Fitness Protection Program
Brett Freimauer, Ernst & Young LLP
Julia Powell, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC
Laura Swihart, Dechert LLP


The Heart Monitors
Anne Jablonski, SitusAMC
Josh Mason, Ares Management LLC
Sana Petersen, Citigroup Global Markets


The High Yielders
Elena Alvarez, Starwood Property Trust
Joe DeRoy, KeyBank Real Estate Capital
Marci Schmerler, Carlton Fields


Let’s Get Phiscal
Josh Cromer, Rialto Capital Advisors
Theresa Dooley-Bollmann, Bank of America
Bonnie Neuman, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP


Mortgage Backed Steppers
Eric Lewis, Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.
Alexa Ogilvie, SS&C Intralinks
A.J. Sfarra, Wells Fargo


On Your Markets, Get Steps, Go!!
Carrie Durant, Morgan Stanley
Alyson Housley, Fitch Ratings
Dwayne McNicholas, J.P. Morgan


SPE - Stepping Purpose Entity
Danielle Duenas, Mesa West Capital
Chris Patterson, KKR
Paul Vanderslice, BMO Capital Markets


Stepping with Square Feet
Erin O'Callaghan, Blackstone
Eli Shindelman, Sidley Austin LLP
Matt Smith, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.

 
 

FITNESS GOAL
COMPLETED: 0 steps
TARGET: 20,000,000 steps
FUNDRAISING GOAL
RAISED: $ 46,557
TARGET: $ 50,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints all around the US
HOW IT WORKS?
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
GIRLS INC.
Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through direct service and advocacy. Our comprehensive approach to whole girl development equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers and grow up healthy, educated, and independent. These positive outcomes are achieved through mentoring relationships, girls-only safe spaces, and research-based programming. Informed by girls and their families, we also advocate for legislation and policies to increase opportunities for all girls.

Read more about the organization >>

How Your Participation Helps
When you support Girls Inc., you are telling a girl that she has someone in her corner who believes in her strengths and abilities. You are investing in her future. Together, we can increase the number of girls who have the opportunity to develop their inherent strengths, break past barriers to achieve their full potential, and help others, as they were helped along the way.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Charity Footprints?

Charity Footprints is a social enterprise that connects fitness and charitable giving. We empower people just like you, to get fit & give back.

Our Virtual Races allow non-profits to challenge their patrons to run, walk or ride and raise funds just as they would in a fundraising walkathon. The best part - charities save over 45% in event and logistical costs. So, the dollars that you pay to register or fundraise, go farther.

What is the campaign registration fee?

Campaign registration fee is the amount that you'll need to pay to enroll in this virtual race. This fee (less transaction charges) will go to the non-profit running this campaign as a donation.

The registration fee along with the funds raised through your individual fundraising page will enable the non-profit to fund various programs and pursue their organization's mission.

How can I create my fundraising page?

Well, you wouldn't have to create a separate fundraising page. Once you register for this campaign, we'll give you the link to your fundraising page.

How will I track my distance?

You can track your workouts by setting up your devices (Fitbit, Garmin, Apple Watch, Google Fit, Misfit, Strava), or download the Charity Footprints' iOS or Android app and track your workouts toward this campaign.

If you workout indoors (treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike etc.), you can upload your workouts here.

How do I join a team on this campaign?

While registering for the campaign, select the team you'd like to join or create a new team and invite others to #GetFitGiveBack with you. If you want to join a team (or create your team) after registration, login to the campaign site and you would find a link to edit "My Team" in the menu under your profile in the header.

I am an international donor (non-US), what are my donation charges and tax-deductibility?

All donations are made in US dollars, so the donations may be levied an exchange rate fee via your bank. Donors will want to connect with their bank to determine exactly what that fee may be. Additionally, international donors will need to reach out to a tax professional to discuss if and how tax deductibility will apply to their donation.

Who can sponsor my fundraising efforts?

The short answer is - everyone. The fundraising research shows that the number one reason for people not donating is that they weren't asked to.

That said, there are things you can do to attract people to sponsor you. Adding a picture to your fundraising page, telling potential donors why this cause is so personal to you, sharing your fundraising page on social media, email, and chat groups.

Last, if your employer has a gift matching program, check with the human resources department to support your favorite cause as well.

Who can I contact if I need help?

You can contact us any time if you need help. We love hearing from our users so please don't hesitate to write to us about issues, suggestions, or to just say hi. You can also contact the non-profit administrator directly if you would like.

How do I change or switch my team?

If you want to join a team (or create your team) after registration, login to the campaign site and you would find a link to edit "My Team" in the menu under your profile in the header.