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Franklin Street Donates $6,000 to Provide Daniel Academy Scholarship for Siblings with Special Needs

Commercial real estate firm Franklin Street and its North Florida office have donated $6,000 to fund a scholarship for two siblings with special needs who require financial assistance to attend Daniel Academy in the 2018-2019 school year.
 
Daniel Academy is a K-6 elementary school operated by Daniel Kids, Florida’s oldest child-serving nonprofit. The academy is designed to meet the needs of children with learning disabilities and emotional challenges through low student-teacher ratios, enriching curriculum and on-site therapy services.
 
Franklin Street’s scholarship is part of the organization’s commitment to philanthropy. In the last two years, the Jacksonville office has raised a total of almost $10,000 for Daniel Kids. The company hit a fundraising record this year with 100 percent participation from its local team, which earned them even more in corporate matching funds. 
 
In addition to raising money, local Franklin Street employees have spent more than 80 cumulative hours working with teenagers at Daniel Kids, as well as volunteered at the nonprofit’s play days.
 
Yvonne Baker, regional managing partner for Franklin Street, said her team is excited to continue its ongoing philanthropic partnership with Daniel Kids.
 
“We are pleased to provide this much-needed funding and support for our favorite local child-serving organization – Daniel Kids,” Baker said. “Our team worked diligently to raise and contribute these funds, and we’re looking forward to the impact it will make. We’re constantly humbled and impressed by the service and care Daniel Kids provides its residents and children in need.”

For more information, visit DanielKids.org.
 
About Daniel Kids: Established in 1884, Daniel Kids is Florida’s oldest child-service agency. It assists an average of 2,000 children and families each day through a diverse range of innovative and nationally recognized programs. Daniel Kids offers abused and emotionally troubled children refuge and counseling, connects kids with foster and adoptive homes, helps homeless teenagers find housing and jobs and more. It also assists other nonprofit agencies throughout the U.S. and Canada through training materials and conferences. Learn more at DanielKids.org.
 
About Franklin Street: Celebrating more than 10 years in business, Franklin Street is a family of full-service commercial real estate companies focused on delivering value-add solutions to meet the evolving needs of clients. Through a collaborative philosophy of leveraging the resources, expertise and experience of each of its divisions – Real Estate, Capital, Insurance, Management and Valuation – Franklin Street offers unmatched value and optimal solutions for clients nationwide. Learn more about Franklin Street at www.FranklinSt.com.

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Franklin Street Donates $6,000 to Provide Daniel Academy Scholarship

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Commercial real estate firm Franklin Street and its North Florida office have donated $6,000 to fund a scholarship for two siblings with special needs who require financial assistance to attend Daniel Academy in the 2018-2019 school year.

Daniel Academy is a K-6 elementary school operated by Daniel Kids, Florida’s oldest child-serving nonprofit. The academy is designed to meet the needs of children with learning disabilities and emotional challenges through low student-teacher ratios, enriching curriculum and on-site therapy services.

Franklin Street’s scholarship is part of the organization’s commitment to philanthropy. In the last two years, the Jacksonville office has raised a total of almost $10,000 for Daniel Kids. The company hit a fundraising record this year with 100 percent participation from its local team, which earned them even more in corporate matching funds. 

In addition to raising money, local Franklin Street employees have spent more than 80 cumulative hours working with teenagers at Daniel Kids, as well as volunteered at the nonprofit’s play days.

Yvonne Baker, regional managing partner for Franklin Street, said her team is excited to continue its ongoing philanthropic partnership with Daniel Kids.

“We are pleased to provide this much-needed funding and support for our favorite local child-serving organization – Daniel Kids,” Baker said. “Our team worked diligently to raise and contribute these funds, and we’re looking forward to the impact it will make. We’re constantly humbled and impressed by the service and care Daniel Kids provides its residents and children in need.”

Photo caption: (From left to right) Julia Kalinski (Daniel Kids), Doug Standard (Daniel Kids), Melinda Andrew (Franklin Street), Kerry Flanigan (Daniel Kids), Nikita Campbell (local mom), Christopher Jones-Carey (Franklin Street), Abby Walsh (Franklin Street), Robin Devitte (Daniel Kids), Marshal Hayes (Franklin Street), Ricky Ostrofsky (Franklin Street), Lesley Wells (Daniel Kids) and Yvonne Baker (Franklin Street) pose during a check presentation at the Daniel Kids campus on Nov. 28. Franklin Street raised a $6,000 scholarship for Nikita Campbell’s children to attend Daniel Academy.   

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Women of Influence: Whitney Kantor of Franklin Street

Whitney Kantor was destined to end up working in development, at least in some manner. As a youngster, the director of retail leasing for Franklin Street spent many a Saturday accompanying her father downtown as he worked on The Wells Fargo Center – then known as the Independent Life building.

“It didn’t just give me an appreciation for hard work,” Kantor says of spending time with her dad, a general contractor. “Seeing the impact an individual could have on a city or environment where people spend every day of their lives definitely stirred something up insiåde of me.”

Kantor’s work today is certainly having an impact as she is responsible for the exclusive retail leasing and landlord representation for more than 3.4 million square feet of shopping center space in North Florida.

“That’s one of the things I love about retail development,” she said. “We have the opportunity to enhance neighborhoods and places where people spend time and use services.”

Kantor spearheads Franklin Street’s involvement with Daniel Kids. She’s also a member of The Urban Land Institute where she participates in Urban Plan – one of ULI’s largest outreach programs. Urban Plan brings together professionals, students and teachers through a project-based curriculum that helps students understand how communities change over time.

Kantor says one of the greatest things about the work she does is being able to “help individuals realize their dreams” by pairing potential entrepreneurs with the right commercial space.

“You’re educating people on the market, helping them understand where they fit into a shopping center and why, and helping them make informed decisions,” she said. “To see people have success and live the American dream is what it’s all about.”

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