Community Involvement

Committed to Making an Impact

At Braun & Associates, we’re passionate about serving charitable organizations and maintaining an active presence in our community. We know that time and resources are the most valuable when you give them away, which is why we continually look for opportunities to help others, learn, and grow along the way. Here are some of the organizations we are proud to support:

Cures Within Reach logo

Cures Within Reach raises funds to support medical research that finds new uses for FDA-approved drugs and devices. Repurposing existing drugs and devices is the fastest, safest, and most affordable way to help children with rare, deadly diseases receive better treatments.

Steve Braun has been a donor and volunteer leader at Cures Within Reach for more than a decade and has served on the Executive Board. He has been a great supporter of the Cures Within Reach Rediscovery Research™ model, connecting the organization to thought leaders inside and outside of medicine, matching donors to Rediscovery Research projects they can support, and providing business and marketing guidance.

Steve has also been recognized as a 2022 Community Service Award winner for his involvement with Cures Within Reach. He previously received the award from Northwestern Mutual in 2011, 2015, and 2019.

Alex's Lemonade Stand logo

Pediatric cancer research and support services are vastly and consistently underfunded, yet cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children and adolescents in the United States. That’s why we’re passionate about partnering with the Northwestern Mutual Foundation and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to raise critical dollars for research. We’ve supported their efforts in the Chicago area in many different ways.

In 2016, we provided care packages for 200 hospitalized children at The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital. In 2015, we built lemonade stands and hosted them throughout Chicago. We also had a Golf Outing, ran for the cause, and sponsored Casual Days at our office. In that year, our firm raised more than $130,000 which will help fund 2,600 hours of research. We were also the recipient of the Northwestern Mutual Foundation Childhood Cancer Impact Award. This award recognizes our philanthropic outreach and will provide a $50,000 grant to childhood cancer programs.

Other Organizations

In addition to the work Steve regularly does for Cures Within Reach and Alex’s Lemonade Stand, he has also supported many other great organizations over the years, including: