DOC provides quarterly volunteer opportunities to our team members in support of a rotating host of nonprofit organizations. Past Milwaukee-area activities include preparing dinner at the Ronald McDonald House, providing holiday gifts for the families of Next Door, working on the Hunger Task Force Farm, and collecting funds in support of a company-wide Jeans Day benefitting nonprofit organizations. Our team has also collaborated on service projects with our management and leasing partners across the country at our annual Summit event. From assembling chemotherapy kits for a cancer center to crafting blankets for a children’s hospital, the team goes above and beyond a typical landlord-tenant relationship by taking an active role in enhancing the healthcare experience of patients, providers, and their communities. These projects offer our team members a win-win opportunity for growth. In addition to giving back to the community, DOC employees have a chance to get to know each other outside the office. These meaningful activities remind us that, while work is important, people and giving back are at the forefront of our culture.
As a company, we value the communities in which our employees work and live. We also value the commitment our employees make to their communities through their volunteerism. To support their goals, the company has established a paid VTO (volunteer time off) program for team members to fulfill their individual community service efforts.
In addition to our volunteer activities, Physicians Realty Trust provides monetary support to a variety of nonprofit organizations. In 2018, DOC contributed over $180,000 in philanthropic support for charitable causes and sponsorships nationwide.
Signature Partner: cureHUNTER
One of our signature partners is Tennessee-based nonprofit cureHUNTER, which raises money for pediatric cancer research. Through a commitment to research and advocacy, cureHUNTER works to end the emotional, physical, and mental devastation of childhood cancer. Collectively, DOC’s corporate giving and benefit events have raised over $225,000 for this critical cause since 2013.
Physicians Realty Trust hosts an annual fundraiser and silent auction benefitting cureHUNTER at the BOMA MOB & Healthcare Facilities Conference, an event that brings together over 1,200 members of the medical office industry. In 2019 alone, with the help of many industry peers and friends, we were honored to raise a record-breaking $75,000 for cureHUNTER’s pediatric cancer research at our BOMA event.
cureHUNTER Founders Ryan & Jill Doyle shared, “We are so grateful to Physicians Realty Trust for seeing our vision and joining us in the fight against childhood cancer. The support of Physicians Realty Trust has allowed us to exceed our annual monetary goal and spread country-wide awareness.”
In the Milwaukee area, DOC has partnered with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation, the Guest House, the ALS Association Wisconsin Chapter, and others. Across the country, we are proud supporters of our healthcare providers’ foundations as an extension of our strong relationships in these communities. In 2019, DOC has committed to providing $250,000 in philanthropic support to worthy causes and 500 hours of team community service.
If your organization is interested in partnering with DOC, please contact us.