Champion of Education: NAI Merin Hunter Codman
Drive around Palm Beach County and admire the skyline of office buildings that make up much of the county’s corporate scenery. Finding just the right location to do business is essential and NAI/Merin Hunter Codman helps their clients do just that. NAI/Merin Hunter Codman is one of South Florida’s leading commercial real estate firms and the largest firm in Palm Beach County, Florida with over three decades of experience advising clients on strategic acquisitions and dispositions and providing landlord representation, tenant representation, property management and construction management services.
This global company is deeply committed to public education and is one of the Education Foundation’s long-serving Champions of Education and community partners who embrace the vision of hope and opportunity for today’s students as they aspire to become tomorrow’s leading workforce.
NAI Merin Hunter Codman’s volunteer program provides their employees opportunities to engage in the community to see the work they do is not only contributing to the overall success of the company, but also helping an important cause, like public education.
NAI Merin Hunter Codman’s team spirit and commitment to education is evidenced in the many ways they support the Education Foundation. Their team spirit can be seen every step of the way during the annual Heroes for Education Run/Walk where their goal is to support the whole student, emphasizing physical health along with academic success. Red Apple Supplies has also been the recipient of their boundless energy where many hours were spent volunteering to sort and stock shelves with school supplies. Many of those supplies were donated through the company’s drive which supported the Foundation’s annual school supply drive campaign. Supply drives and volunteerism are what makes Red Apple Supplies a tremendous success. This year alone, the program has provided more than $1,000,000 in free classroom resources for students and teachers in 63 partners schools throughout the county, thanks to companies like NAI Merin Hunter Codman.
The committed company also supports the Education Foundation’s annual GoTeach! Classroom Grants which award teachers’ innovative ideas bringing them to life in the classroom. Now, the team is putting its support behind the Spark Summer Learning Initiative, which will provide books to students in need to encourage reading during summer vacation.
The Foundation is fortunate to have NAI/Merin Hunter Codman, Inc.’s CEO, Jordan Paul, as a dedicated and engaged Education Foundation Board of Director. Jordan additionally serves on the Finance and Program and Grants Committees. His thought leadership has guided the opening of Red Apple Supplies in 2016 and continues to strategically help the program as it continues to expand. Jordan’s commitment to high-quality education is evident in all he does. From volunteering alongside his team at Red Apple Supplies to leading grant writing workshop for teachers and scoring teachers’ grant applications,
Jordan is instrumental to helping carry out the mission of the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County. He comments, "Palm Beach County is in the midst of a tremendous period of growth. Nothing is more important to the county’s long-term success than the quality of our public schools. NAI/Merin Hunter Codman, Inc. is proud to support the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County in its mission to ensure that all children in Palm Beach County have access to a first class education and the resources needed to realize their full potential.”
Jordan and his team continue to advocate for public education and the future looks bright because of such dedication as a community leader and Champion of Education.
If your team seeks to change lives that will impact the future workforce, consider becoming a Champion of Education and partner with the Foundation. Contact the Education Foundation today to start the conversation.