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Windermere Foundation 2015 Year in Review

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.

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Posted on 8 February 2016 | 11:00 pm

Make 2016 A Year of Service

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.

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Posted on 25 January 2016 | 11:05 pm

Embracing the Spirit of Giving

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.

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Posted on 9 December 2015 | 8:00 pm

Providing food for the holidays and the rest of the year

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.

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Posted on 19 November 2015 | 9:00 pm

Windermere Foundation Quarterly Report Q3 2015

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.

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Posted on 5 November 2015 | 11:05 pm

Golf Tournaments: A Tee-rific Fundraising Event

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!

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Posted on 8 October 2015 | 11:00 pm

The Windermere Foundation: $30 Million Raised and Counting!

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.

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Posted on 26 September 2015 | 12:01 am

Windermere Foundation Quarterly Report Q2 2015

The year seems to be flying by… can you believe we are already more than halfway through 2015? And what a year it has been for the Windermere Foundation. Thanks to your continued support, we have raised more than $738,000 this year to support organizations that help low-income and homeless families throughout the Western U.S. Overall, that brings the total amount we have raised to date to $29.5 million!

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Posted on 24 July 2015 | 4:30 pm

Windermere Foundation Quarterly Report Q1 2015

Windermere Foundation Quarterly Report

Q1 2015


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Posted on 20 May 2015 | 4:00 pm

Windermere Foundation Infographic

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 children and their families.

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Posted on 10 April 2015 | 4:00 pm