Bring Your Dog to Work Day 2018 - Benefitting the Wake County Animal Center

It’s no secret that we love our furry family members…so when we had an excuse to bring them to work with us AND help out the Wake County Animal Center, we jumped on it!
For a minimum $10 donation (with a company match!) our corporate team members could bring their dog to the office for the day. Treat hors d’oeuvre trays, water stations, toy baskets & a designed outdoor doggie bathroom area were provided to make this day as comfortable as it was FUN!
In addition to monetary donations, employees also participated in a supply collection drive to earn entries into a drawing for a FREE day off!
When it was all said and done, we needed a pretty big cart to transport the supplies and were able to make a donation in the amount of $260 to the Wake County Animal Center!
(we also got some pretty great puppy pics along the way!)

For more information on the Wake County Animal Center, visit:

To view pets who are available for adoption, CLICK HERE!

Jacksonville Strong

On March 19, 2018, an EF-3 Tornado touched down and devastated the town of Jacksonville, Alabama and Jacksonville State University.
The tornado sustained an estimated maximum 150 mph winds and left behind an damage path nearly 35 miles long.

Among the devastation, was our student community, Gamecock Village.
While many may fall apart in times of hardship, our Preiss Company family pulled together to not only assist our on site team, but also our valued residents.

Before sunrise, flights were booked and plans in place assist in recovering essential items, treasured possessions and beloved pets. As a team and as a family, we were able to recover and return all salvageable items, and are happy to report that all furry family members were rescued.

In times of crisis, whether it be one of our own or our residents, we have always found that our TPCO family will always pull together to help.

Through individual employee donations & a company match, we were able to make a donation in the amount of $2,000 to the JSU Foundation.

The JSU Foundation is dedicated to providing opportunities & assisting students and faculty throughout the year, and especially in times of crisis.

To learn more about the JSU Foundation, please visit

Hurricane Harvey Relief

At Preiss, we view ourselves and each other as part of an extended family. We band together to raise awareness, funds and help those in need.
Last week, Hurricane Harvey ravaged parts of Texas leaving a large path of destruction and thousands of people in need of immediate assistance. It’s times like these that we ask ourselves we can do together to contribute and provide help.
Our family, like most families, is incredibly diverse. We all have our own passions, dreams, hobbies and interests, with our passion for our jobs and PCO family remaining the same. We realize that there are a seemingly endless number of charitable organizations and fundraisers to choose from, all with different causes and missions but with the same goal; to provide help.
When exploring ways to help, it was truly impossible to select one recipient in which to direct our contributions. In the end, we decided to provide a list, provide the information, and give the choice.
Preiss team members across the country will be giving what they can and how they wish.

All that we ask, is that they let us know what they’ve contributed…
so that we can match it.

We’ve posted our list below to share with all of you in hopes that you will also share this information; inspiring others to do the same. If you have a cause or organization that you would like to add to our list, please e-mail

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” – Mother Theresa

Just imagine how many ripples can be created with a multitude of stones.

Hurricane Harvey – How to Help

TEXT “HARVEY” to 90999 to donate $10 to The American Red Cross

Amazon Wishlists

Houston Humane Society:

⛑ American Red Cross:
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San Antonio Humane Society:

Monetary Donation Links:

SPCA of Texas:

San Antonio Humane Society:
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⛑ American Red Cross:
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Houston Food Bank:;jsessionid=00000000.app353b?idb=1389238920&DONATIONLEVELIDSELECTED=1&dfid=9314&9314.donation=form1&mfcpref=T&NONCETOKEN=7D6002702D16883C3737C5A8F5D2E34A&idb=0
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Feeding Texas:
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Galveston County Food Bank:
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Food Bank of Corpus Christi:
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Best Friends Animal Society:;jsessionid=00000000.app293a?dfid=1820&1820.donation=form1&mfcpref=T&NONCETOKEN=B74F0D7C4718957137B0CFFED1DA3E21&ga=2.201365205.533629152.1504107692-1714841182.1504107692

⛑ Salvation Army:

Southeast Texas Food Bank:

Information Here:


San Antonio Humane Society (view their supply list here:
4804 Fredericksburg Road
San Antonio, TX 78229
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Houston Humane Society
14700 Almeda Road
Houston, TX 77053

Texas Diaper Bank
(diapers & wipes – sites like are great for these)
5415 Bandera Road
Suite 504
San Antonio, TX 78238

(in need of items like pop-top (canned) meat and fish, powdered milk, cereal, canned fruit, peanut butter & jelly, cleaning supplies, bleach, paper towels)
(both and Amazon’s Prime Pantry are great sites to send these items from)
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Houston Food Bank
(Portwall Headquarters)
535 Portal Street
Houston, TX 77029
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Food Bank of the Golden Crescent
P.O. Box 5085
Victoria, TX 77903
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Corpus Christi Food Bank
826 Krill Street
Corpus Christi, TX 78408

Preiss Lights Up Blue for Autism Awareness 2017

It’s always been important to Preiss to support causes that are near and dear to our hearts.

As many of you may already be aware, the entire month of April is National Autism Awareness Month. While we know that April 2nd is the official day to “Light It Up Blue”, we wanted to make sure that our team members had the opportunity to come together and support this cause. The week of April 3rd, we held a week-long fundraising and awareness event at all Preiss properties across the country. For every team member who wore blue, $1 was donated to Autism Speaks. In addition, exclusive Snapchat Geofilters at our communities coast-to-coast. Each time the filter was used or viewed we made an additional donation!

Throughout the week we had over 800 beautifully blue outfits and over 26,000 uses/views of the exclusive Geofilters, bringing our total fundraising and donation amount to $2,600!

Click the link below to check out the highlights of this fantastic week!

Preiss Lights Up Blue for Autism Awareness

The Preiss Company Participates in the 2015 Activate Good 9/11 Day of Service in the Triangle

RALEIGH, N.C., September 11, 2015 - Members of the Preiss Company, the nation's third largest privately held student housing owner-operator, participated in the 9/11 Day of Service. This day, which was marked by congress in 2009 as a day of service, is to commemorate those lost in the attacks on 9/11/2001 and to turn positive energy into positive projects.

The team participated through a large non-profit volunteer center, Activate Good, which helped hundreds in the Triangle to find places to give back. Kasey Munsch, Director of Corporate Marketing of the Preiss Company says, "I think it's a really great opportunity to remind us of how great giving back to the community really feels."

The Preiss Company volunteers worked on a Habitat for Humanity construction project right here in the Triangle. "It was a really great cause with a lot of really fantastic people" said Emily Endress, a creative and graphics team member for Preiss, "we'll definitely be back to help, not just on designated days of service."

The Preiss Company Charitable Donations Top $1.5 Million

Giving Back Is a “Natural” in Student Housing Industry

RALEIGH, N.C., October 7, 2014—Officials of The Preiss Company, the nation’s fourth largest privately held student housing owner, today announced that with a $20,000 contribution to Society for the Prevention and Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), the company’s charitable donations crossed the $1.5 million threshold over the past 10 years.

“Our company has always had a commitment to be good citizens,” said Donna Preiss, company founder and CEO. “It’s good for our communities, it sets a great example for our students and associates, and it simply is the right thing to do.”

Since its founding 27 years ago, Preiss has sponsored some 50 charities. Current major company support includes such organizations as The NCSU Annual scholarship fund, the SPCA, The Red Cross, Toys for Tots and the American Heart Association. The Preiss Company’s community relations strategy focuses on contributing to education, community development and health initiatives.

“While our students have always been social activists, be it on campus or in the local community, we have noticed a definite trend of increased participation over the past five years,” she said. “As part of our social calendar at our properties, we encourage and help organize fund raisers and volunteer efforts that our student residents support.

“One of my favorites this year is a project our University Village property is doing in conjunction with Slippery Rock University. Our residents asked us to create a partnership with the bookstore to support two great programs—Military Appreciation and Breast Cancer Awareness. We wholehearted agreed and donated the total cost for logo-supporting tee shirts which the bookstore is selling to raise funds for charity. The word is out that students will wear the shirts to the October 4 football game. It’s been a hit at the bookstore, and it’s a great feeling knowing that students both want the shirts and to support these great causes. Joining forces with our student/residents is a natural,” Preiss noted.

“While it is virtually impossible to track all the dollars raised and the volunteer hours given, we are confident that our 18,000 student residents annually raise more than $425,000 and provide nearly 30,000 volunteer hours,” Preiss added. “These efforts make being in the student housing industry all the more rewarding.”

About The Preiss Company Celebrating its 28th year, Raleigh-based, The Preiss Company specializes in the development, acquisition and management of off-campus student housing. The company currently is the nation’s fourth largest privately held operator of private student housing. The company’s portfolio currently comprises approximately 18,000 beds located in 12 states and 16 markets. For more information, visit