The National Association for Industrial and Commercial Properties Central Ohio on Dec. 9, donated $5,000 to the Big Walnut Local School District during a school board meeting.
Each year, the Central Ohio chapter of NAIOP makes a donation to a nonprofit organization on behalf of the outgoing president. This year's president, Andy Wecker, an attorney at Manos, Martin & Pergram in Delaware, chose the parent teacher organizations of the Big Walnut elementary schools, including Harrison Street and the fifth- and sixth-grade Big Walnut Intermediate School.
Wecker said in a news release that Big Walnut and Delaware County are "a great place for people who want to make, fix, raise and grow things."
Wecker will be succeeded in 2014 by another Big Walnut resident, Richard Schuen, CEO and principal at Colliers International in Columbus. In the Big Walnut area, Schuen's office has worked with Chip Carpenter Real Estate and Auction Company to redevelop a vacant shopping center with Washington Auto Parts and Hardware.
NAIOP was founded in 1967.