July 13, 2020

Running Rebels Receives Donation

Running Rebels Receives Donation

Running Rebels Receives Generous Donation From Milwaukee-Based Commercial Real Estate Firm Phoenix Investors

As published on PR Newswire

MILWAUKEEJuly 13, 2020 — Running Rebels, a Milwaukee-based nonprofit organization serving local youth, announced they received a generous donation from Frank P. Crivello, Phoenix Investors’ Chairman & Founder. The contribution—which includes sanitizer stations, PPE, a fleet of bicycles, and biking safety equipment—totals close to $25,000; the donated materials are intended to help Running Rebels adjust and continue their mission and daily operations amidst the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are extremely grateful to Phoenix Investors for their ongoing support and generosity. 2020 has been a challenging and confusing year for all of us, and our primary goal is to ensure that the youth in our care feel connected and supported,” said Running Rebels Co-Executive Director Dawn Barnett. “The donation of bikes and helmets supports our need to be creative with outdoor activities that will limit participants’ exposure to the virus, while the PPE and cleaning supplies ensure that services are delivered safely. This commitment from Phoenix Investors allows us to continue our mission, while maintaining the health and safety of our youth, staff, and all those we come into contact with.”

“In times of crisis, we turn to organizations like Running Rebels as beacons of hope, stewardship, and compassion,” said Frank P. Crivello, Founder and Chairman of Phoenix Investors. “After working with Dawn and her staff over the years, we were confident that Running Rebels would work prudently to minimize the impact of the coronavirus on its programming. We are grateful and honored to help Running Rebels maintain the continuity of its mission under such trying circumstances.”

Phoenix Investors has donated more than $100,000 to Running Rebels in recent years. Running Rebels serves more than 2,500 of Milwaukee’s at-risk youth annually through thoughtful and interactive programming and services.

About Running Rebels
The Running Rebels Community Organization engages the community, youth, and their families; prevents involvement in gangs, drugs, violence, and the juvenile justice system; intervenes and guides youth by assisting them with making positive choices; and coaches youth through their transition into adulthood. We accomplish this through building relationships with youth and providing the resources and skills necessary for them to become thriving, connected, and contributing adult members of our community. For more information visit https://runningrebels.org.

About Phoenix Investors
Founded by Frank P. Crivello, Phoenix Investors is a national commercial real estate firm based in Milwaukee, WI whose core business is the revitalization of former manufacturing facilities throughout the United States. This strategy leads to positively transforming communities and restarting the economic engine in the communities we serve. For more information visit https://phoenixinvestors.com.

Mr. Frank P. Crivello began his real estate career in 1982, focusing his investments in multifamily, office, industrial, and shopping center developments across the United States. From 1994 to 2008, Mr. Crivello assisted Phoenix Investors in its execution of its then business model of acquiring net lease commercial real estate across the United States. Since 2009, Mr. Crivello has assisted Phoenix Investors in the shift of its core focus to the acquisition of industrial real estate throughout the country.

Given his extensive experience in all aspects of commercial real estate, Mr. Crivello provides strategic and operational input to Phoenix Investors and its affiliated companies.

Mr. Crivello received a B.A., Magna Cum Laude, from Brown University and the London School of Economics, while completing a double major in Economics and Political Science; he is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Outside of his business interests, Mr. Crivello invests his time, energy, and financial support across a wide net of charitable projects and organizations.

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