COLDWELL BANKER AGENTS RAISE MORE THAN $180,000 FOR LOCAL CHARITIES IN 2011
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage agents rallied together and raised more than $180,000 on behalf of local housing-focused charities benefitting those that are in need. Coldwell Banker agents set a fundraising goal of $130,000 in 2011 and are proud to have surpassed it by nearly 40 percent, helping hundreds of families in the communities they serve.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage offices created unique and fun local fundraisers, such as the Lincoln Park Plaza office’s National Runaway Switchboard (NRS) – a 24 hour crisis line for at risk and homeless youth and their families – cocktail reception at the Playboy Foundation headquarters, where friends and supporters enjoyed Playboy’s extensive art collection including works by Warhol, Haring, Dali, Hunt, Pascheke and Silverstein as well as silent and live auctions. Moreover, these efforts supported company-wide initiatives for the Ronald McDonald House Charities® such as the Coldwell Banker Oak Brook office’s “truck pull” where teams competed to see who could pull a garbage truck and semi-truck the fastest across the finish line and the “Help Make This House a Home” program which encourages agents company-wide to fill the newest and largest Ronald McDonald House with much-needed supplies.
In October 2007, Coldwell Banker launched the Coldwell Banker Charitable Foundation (www.givehousing.com) to support local housing-related causes that directly benefit the needs of the people and communities. Through donating time, talent and resources, Coldwell Banker agents have committed to contributing substantially to various charitable organizations with like focus and has raised more than $460,000 since inception.
“The communities we serve are incredibly important to all of us at Coldwell Banker, and we are humbled to give back,” said Fran Broude, president and chief operating officer of Coldwell Banker. “We don’t simply work in these communities; we live in them as well so it is our privilege to give back.”
Coldwell Banker will be celebrating these efforts through two breakfast events on March 14 in Chicago and March 21 in Mequon Wisc. where partner organizations will be in attendance to accept checks and share in the celebration with other organizations. Currently, the Charitable Foundation partners with 22 charities throughout Chicagoland, Northwest Indiana, Southwest Michigan and Southeast Wisconsin, including:
- A Safe Place
- Bridge Communities
- Children’s Oncology Services, Inc.
- DuPage PADS
- Heartland Alliance
- Helping a Hero
- Helping Our Heroes
- Housing Opportunities
- Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity
- Naperville Cares
- National Runway Switchboard
- Rebuilding Together North Suburban Chicago
- Rebuilding Together NW Suburban, NFP
- Ronald McDonald House Charities Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana
- Ronald McDonald House Charities Eastern Wisconsin
- South Suburban Family Services, Inc.
- Teen Living Programs
- The Women’s Center
- Windy City Habitat for Humanity
To learn more about the Coldwell Banker Charitable Foundation please visit www.GiveHousing.com.
About Coldwell Banker Charitable Foundation
Coldwell Banker Charitable Foundation is a chapter of the Realogy Charitable Foundation, Inc. a 501(c)(3) public charity incorporated in Delaware (Tax ID# 20-0755090). The Foundation’s mission is to better the quality of life in communities where Realogy Corporation/NRT LLC has a presence. To learn more about the Coldwell Banker Charitable Foundation and how to get involved with the organization’s non-profit partners, visit www.givehousing.com.
About Coldwell Banker
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, a leading residential real estate brokerage company serving Chicagoland, Northwest Indiana, Southeast Wisconsin and Southwest Michigan, operates 53 offices with more than 3,400 sales associates. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is part of NRT LLC, the nation’s largest residential real estate brokerage company. NRT, a subsidiary of Realogy Corporation, operates Realogy’s company-owned real estate brokerage offices. For more information, please visit www.coldwellbankeronline.com.