December 21, 2016
By: Kristina Wollan, Senior Vice President, JLL
Girls on the Run of the Bay Area is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to “inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.” JLL’s Women’s Business Network in the San Francisco Bay Area, together with the JLL Health Champions of Northern California, recently partnered with Girls on the Run to support young women and girls in their bi-annual GOTR 5K at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. On Sunday December 4th, more than a dozen JLL colleagues and their family members participated in this terrific event either as “running buddies” to Bay Area girls who were running the 5K race, as “cheerleaders” at our cheer station along the route, or to volunteer at our vendor booth where we interacted with many of the 2,000+ participants, helping girls make whimsical masks both pre- and post-race. It was a perfect day in the park with lots of sunshine and an amazing number of participants from across the Bay, and we are all excited to continue partnering with GOTR for this fun and inspirational event in the years ahead!
Girls on the Run was founded in Charlotte, North Carolina twenty years ago with the help of thirteen brave girls. Since then the organization has grown to more than 100,000 volunteers across the U.S., serving over 185,000 girls in 2015, including its millionth girl! Girls on the Run International is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Photo credit: Kristina Wollan
About the author:
Kristina Wollan is a Senior Vice President with JLL’s San Francisco Bay Area Capital Markets team. During her 15+ year career in capital markets, she’s been involved in helping secure and close more than $2.5 billion in real estate investment transactions on the West Coast from San Diego to Seattle. Kristina’s current responsibilities include managing the development of the group’s marketing materials and investment sales offering memoranda, new business development, and strategically growing the Bay Area Capital Markets platform.
Contact Kristina directly by phone at +1 (415) 395-4950 or via email at Kristina.Wollan@am.jll.com.