The UNFCU Foundation, a non-profit organization with a mission to sustain the path out of poverty through healthcare and education for women and children, today announced the appointment of Jodi Pulice, Founder and CEO of JRT Realty Group, Inc., to its board of directors. Pulice joins the board for a one-year term, providing strategic guidance to the UNFCU Foundation.
“Jodi is passionate about ensuring that women have a voice in business and society. Through her leadership, JRT Realty has championed women’s empowerment,” said Pamela Agnone, president and director of the UNFCU Foundation. “Her vision, outreach and advocacy will enable the Foundation to have an even greater impact to alleviate extreme poverty.”
UNFCU Foundation is closely aligned with the United Nations , as well as other charities and NGOs specializing in efforts to improve the lives of women and children. In 2015, the first year of its operation, the UNFCU Foundation supported five causes and impacted more than 2,800 individuals through the provision of literacy and job skills training, as well as access to critical healthcare.
“The UNFCU Foundation is improving the lives of women and their families through effective partnerships,” said Jodi Pulice, Founder and CEO of JRT Realty Group. “I look forward to continuing to build a brighter future for women and children around the world.”
Pulice has served as the Founder and CEO of New York City-based JRT Realty Group, Inc. since 1996, when she established her company as a woman-owned, full service commercial real estate services firm, to address industry-wide supplier diversity initiatives. In 2003, Pulice established a first of its kind Strategic Alliance with Cushman & Wakefield to expand the supplier diversity initiative globally. JRT, which has worked with the UNFCU Foundation’s sponsor-organization the United Nations Federal Credit Union, UNFCU, in various capacities for more than a decade, received the Top Diversity Owned Business Award, and the National Minority Business Council’s Minority/Woman Business of the Year award, among other notable achievements. Pulice was also recently honored as one of Smart CEO’s New York Brava Award winners, which acknowledges 40 CEOs and executives in the New York area who exemplify extraordinary entrepreneurial services and a demonstrated commitment to philanthropy.
About UNFCU Foundation
UNFCU Foundation is a New York-based, non-profit corporation launched in 2015 by the United Nations Federal Credit Union (UNFCU). The Foundation is overseen by an independent board of directors who work with an advisory council comprised of volunteers with specialized expertise in a variety of disciplines to evaluate grant requests and project sponsorships.
About JRT Realty Group
JRT Realty Group Inc., the nation’s largest certified woman-owned commercial real estate services firm, provides a full-range of customized services, including strategic planning, corporate real estate portfolio management, tenant representation, leasing and property marketing, financing, and investment sales.
The company has an industry-unique strategic alliance with Cushman & Wakefield to assist clients in achieving their supplier diversity goals by expanding their vendor base to include Minority- and Woman-Owned Business Enterprises.
JRT Realty has a proven record of success in helping Fortune 500 and institutional clients, as well as federal, state and city governments, achieve aggressive, multi-million dollar diversity spending goals through innovative business solutions.