Every year MMM bestows the Wells Award for Outstanding Service upon an individual who goes above and beyond dedicating time and energy to helping others. Graham was honored for her work chairing MMMPact, the firm’s Corporate Social responsibility (CSR) initiative, which has raised thousands of dollars for nonprofits and donated countless volunteer hours, while working to improve diversity, advance women’s issues and encouraging civic leadership.
“A good idea without great execution would be a zero,” said MMM Managing Partner Louise Wells, as she surprised Graham with the award Jan. 24. “Because of everything Christina has done, we are renaming the award the Wells-Graham Award.”
Graham was initially speechless about both the award and the fact that it now bears her name. “I am always so humbled by what so many people do everyday,” Graham said. “It really does matter a lot to the people we serve.”
The MMMPact committee consists of five established programs: Civic Leadership, Community Involvement, Diversity, Pro Bono, and the Women’s Initiative. In addition, each year MMMPact embraces a different nonprofit organization. This year’s nonprofit partner is Ahimsa House, which helps domestic abuse victims and their pets escape violence. The nonprofit, which was founded by a survivor of domestic violence, finds temporary homes for pets for up to 60 days while also helping their owners start new lives. The surprise award ceremony was held during a kick-off event for Ahimsa House at the MMM’s Buckhead office.
Graham, a Partner in the firm’s Real Estate Development and Finance Practice, represents developers and owners in all phases of commercial real estate including acquisition, development, financing, disposition and tax-free exchanges. She focuses on representing multifamily developers and owners in the development and financing of new apartment projects and in the acquisition, financing and disposition of existing projects.
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