Windermere Foundation Blog
Dear friends of the Foundation,
Thanks to you and the wonderful support that the Windermere Foundation has received so far this year, we have disbursed nearly $470,000 to non-profit organizations dedicated to providing services to low-income and homeless families throughout the Western U.S. Our amazing agents, brokers, staff and owners, along with public supporters, continue to contribute generously to the Foundation, making disbursements possible to organizations like Friends of the Children - Portland.
Posted on 20 April 2016 | 6:00 pm
If you've bought or sold a home through Windermere Real Estate, you're a part of the Windermere Foundation, and you've helped make a positive difference in the lives of your neighbors in need. The following infographic shows the types of services funded by the Windermere Foundation, and illustrates how even a small amount can make a big difference for low-income and homeless children and their families.
Posted on 3 March 2016 | 10:00 pm
Since 1989, a portion of the proceeds from every home purchased or sold through Windermere Real Estate is donated to the Windermere Foundation. The Foundation uses these donations to provide funding to programs that support low-income and homeless families in our communities. One event that we have supported over the past few years is the annual Husky Hoops half-time free-throw fundraiser at a University of Washington men’s basketball game. At this year’s game, the University of Washington played the team from Stanford.
Posted on 26 February 2016 | 12:00 am
2015 was an incredible year for the Windermere Foundation. We reached a goal that we set back in 2013, which was to raise $30 million in total donations by the end of 2015. Not only did we reach that milestone, we did it three months early, thanks to the support of Windermere owners, agents, and staff that increased their giving, held more fundraisers, and brought new donors into the fold. With funds raised for the Windermere Foundation, our real estate offices are able to support local non-profits that provide much-needed services to low-income and homeless families in their communities.
Posted on 8 February 2016 | 11:00 pm
On January 18, 2016, many people across the U.S. engaged in service activities on the federal holiday to honor the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and to continue his legacy of service. The MLK Day of Service is also a part of United We Serve, the President’s national call to service initiative which is built upon the belief that ordinary people can come together and achieve extraordinary things when given the proper tools.
Posted on 25 January 2016 | 11:05 pm
The holiday season seems to bring out the best in people. And at Windermere, when our offices see a need, they act on it. Often times the need is identified by an individual from an office, like Karen Cleveland from the Vancouver-Mill Plain office.
Posted on 9 December 2015 | 8:00 pm
It’s that time of year again when many of our Windermere offices are out in their communities helping to collect donations and raise money for their local area food banks. Many people rely on the food they get from food banks to feed their families. Not having the luxury to purchase their own food means that many families have to make do with what’s available at the time. You can help make the season brighter for these families by donating items that are needed most.
Posted on 19 November 2015 | 9:00 pm
Greeetings from the Windermere Foundation,
Many people in our communities struggle each day to have their most basic needs met. But thanks to contributions from Windermere owners, agents, staff and our community partners, the Windermere Foundation has been able to donate $1,359,000 so far this year to organizations that provide services to low-income and homeless families throughout the Western U.S.
Posted on 5 November 2015 | 11:05 pm
Why do we love golf tournaments so much? Maybe it’s because it gives us an opportunity to be in the outdoors while enjoying beautiful scenery. Or maybe it’s because it gives us a chance to be a part of a team and connect with others away from the office. And sometimes, it allows us to unleash our lighter-side by dressing up in fun outfits. Whatever the reasons, these events are a terrific way to raise money for a good cause. The weather may not always cooperate, but that doesn’t stop anyone from getting their tee on. Rain or shine, the event must go on!
Posted on 8 October 2015 | 11:00 pm
Nearly two years ago, in honor of the Windermere Foundation’s 25th anniversary, Windermere owners, agents, and staff came together and set a goal. That goal was to reach $30 million in total donations by the end of 2015. At that point, we were at $26 million in donations, so this meant raising $4 million in two years – nearly double what we had ever raised before.
Posted on 26 September 2015 | 12:01 am