On the sunny afternoon before Thanksgiving, Windermere Real Estate Southern California Managing Brokers Don Rossignol and Sandi Richardson along with Human Resource Director Troy McFadin and Realtor® Lori Webb-Carroll delivered a check for $4,250 to the Board of Directors meeting at the Family YMCA of the Desert.
Susie Harvey, 2nd Vice President of the Family YMCA, received the check on behalf of the Board and shared some of her thoughts. “We are truly blessed to live in an area with community partners such as the Windermere Foundation that generously contribute to the Family YMCA of the Desert. Windermere is a shining example of a how to give back to the community and make it count.”
Every time a Windermere sales associate sells a home, a portion of the commission goes to the Windermere Foundation. The Windermere Foundation donates a portion of the proceeds from every home purchased or sold towards supporting our local community through low-income, homeless families, education, medical research, the Arts, and food banks.
One of the first principal recipients of Windermere’s contributions in the Coachella Valley has been their partnership with the YMCA. Since the collaborative program began in 2006, Windermere Kids at the Y has continued to positively impact the before and after school enrichment and childcare needs of low-income families.
“Windermere Real Estate has been a supporter of Family YMCA of the Desert for the past six years with Sustaining Campaign donations exceeding $60,000. We are particularly appreciative of Windermere Real Estate’s adoption of the Jean Benson preschool facility in Palm Desert. This preschool serves over 90 children every day and provides enrichment programs to children aged three to six. Windermere agents’ generosity continues to make a meaningful difference in the lives of countless valley youth,” said Brian Holcombe, Board President at the Family YMCA of the Desert.
The Family YMCA of the Desert is the largest licensed childcare provider in the Coachella Valley serving over 3,400 kids at 42 program sites from Palm Springs to Mecca. These sites deliver programming that fulfills the YMCA’s mission of promoting “For Youth Development; For Healthy Living; and For Social Responsibility.”
The Y gives kids, families and adults a safe nurturing place to engage in a number of activities where we build character and self-esteem to benefit all. Rewarding activities at the Y allow participants to develop valuable skills while gaining self-confidence, leadership abilities, social awareness, fitness and knowledge about health and nutrition. The Family YMCA of the Desert works to create balance in the lives of participants.
“Windermere’s continual contributions have been critical in our Sustaining Campaign that fuels important drivers of our mission at the YMCA including tuition assistance and program development,” said Terry Bona, Director of Fund Development at the YMCA.
“We are extremely proud of our agents, brokers and staff whose continued generosity of resources and spirit of giving back has helped us make a difference in the lives of so many,” said Bob Deville, co-owner of Windermere Real Estate Southern California.