Social welfare platform Besa announced yesterday a new partnership with Kaufman Development, the company building the 600 Goodale apartment community in Downtown Columbus. Beginning in March, Besa will manage volunteer opportunities specifically designed for Kaufman communities, which includes The Gramercy, a 322-unit apartment development in New Albany, in addition to 600 Goodale, which will begin accepting residents this Spring. This partnership will allow residents to easily sign up online for volunteer opportunities and track hours volunteered through Kaufman initiatives.
“We are very excited to be working with Besa as our partner for philanthropic activities,” said Brett Kaufman, Founder and CEO of Kaufman Development. “Kaufman Development was founded on a few core beliefs in which we, as a group, are incredibly passionate. At the top of the list of those beliefs is the importance of philanthropy. This is a fundamental part of our company, our communities and for me something that I love having integrated into my work and life.”
Since launching last September, Besa has worked address social welfare issues and increase civic engagement in Columbus. During those four months, Besa has managed volunteer experiences that included 200Columbus, purchased Christmas presents for low-income seniors, and partnered with a local band to provide food, clothes, and toys to a homeless shelter.
“Our role is to provide Kaufman residents and employees with a full roster of volunteer opportunities, inspire them to give back and engage with the community at large,” said Matthew Goldstein, Executive Director of Besa.