Fundraising & Events with WPP
The Windermere Professional Partners Broker Advisory Board is an elected board of REALTOR® representatives who work closely with Executive Staff and Branch Managers to impact company operations. In addition to various decision making, they conduct interviews for all new agents, organize our annual fundraising events throughout the year, and select recipients for the Windermere Foundation. Please help us welcome our 2021 Broker Advisory Board!
The Windermere Foundation has been providing funds to local nonprofits, annually for over 20 years. Funds are raised through contributions from a percentage of all the commission checks of our Real Estate Brokers. Some of our REALTORS® even contribute over and above donations to the Windermere Foundation. Each Windermere company selects which organizations will receive their funds each year. In addition to direct contributions to the foundation, Windermere Professional Partners hosts events to raise additional funds, which either go to the Windermere Foundation totals, or go directly to other various non-profits.
Our 2021 fundraising goal is $60,000 and will be awarded in 2022 to the following organizations:
- NW Furniture Bank
- Sunshine Physically Handicapped Foundation
- New Phoebe House
- Tacoma Urban Performing Arts Center (TUPAC)
We hope you will join us in 2021 for some our upcoming events:
- Concert in the Park Summer Send Off (Skansie Brothers Park, Gig Harbor) in August
- Rainiers Baseball Game Client Appreciation Night (Cheney Stadium) in September
- Blood Drive (various WPP Locations) from November 1st-5th
- Food Drive from November 1st - 15th
Despite the cancellation of our planned events in 2020 due to COVID-19, our team raised a total of $52,442 through direct Windermere Foundation donations and a spring Windermere campaign called Neighbors in Need. The Neighbors in Need campaign ran publicly last June, to replace our typically held Community Service Day, and garnered matching contributions from Windermere Services (our parent company founded in Seattle). The remaining Windermere Foundation funds, totalling $43,142, will be soon donated equally to:
Beyond the 2020 funds raised through the Windermere Foundation, we partnered with Cascade Regional Blood Services for a 4 day mobile blood drive, and filled all the blood donation appointments available! This was succeeded by our Annual Food Drive, in which our offices gathered donations from friends, family and clients - bringing in over 5,000lbs of food!
We wrapped up the year with an internal fundraising campaign in December to raise funds for the Peace Bus’ Santa’s Sleigh program, bringing in around $3,000 which were used to purchase toys for local children.
There is not enough we can say to thank everyone who contributed this past year. We are overwhelmed with gratitude for our REALTORS® , clients, and local community who really stood up and provided tremendous support this year, in a time of extreme need. While we are optimistic for 2021 and hope the need does not continue to rise, we will continue to bring funds and support to our community, and we have high goals we can achieve an even greater impact. We hope to see you this year!