Windermere Gives Back to Local Communities throughout February

The shortest month of the year has come and gone, but it was packed with Windermere’s involvement with local charities throughout Southern California. Donations from the Windermere Foundation, from Windermere Southern California & SoCal Offices, and individual Windermere agents totaled in excess of $8,000 to local charities in February alone.

Windermere Carlsbad Supports Friends of the Women’s Resource Center

Windermere Carlsbad WRC Benefit

February kicked off with the Have a Heart for a Child event benefiting the Friends of the Women’s Resource Center in Oceanside. Held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Carlsbad, the event raised thousands of dollars in support of the Center which provides shelter and transitional housing for women and children. Windermere was proud to be a sponsor for a second year. Katie Alfrey, Windermere agent, and Brent Consedine, Managing Broker for Windermere’s Carlbad and Solana Beach offices attended the event which included a silent auction.

Windermere Carlsbad WCR Benefit
Guest, Brent Consedine and Katie Alfrey attending the WCR benefit

Two speakers addressed the 150+ event attendees, which included City Council members of Oceanside and Carlsbad. Both speakers related their first-hand experiences of the benefits of the shelter and transitional housing. The monies raised will be used to provide educational and cultural opportunities, including field trips to the local Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad, plays, school supplies, counseling and assistance revamping the playroom and playground at the shelter. If you are interested in showing your support to the Women’s Resource Center of Oceanside, click here.

Windermere Kick-Starts YMCA Campaign Again This Year

Managing Brokers Bryan Arnold (Palm Desert San Pablo), George Baca (Indio), Danail Jekov (Cathedral City) and Don Rossignol (Rancho Mirage) along with our Palm Desert and Indio agents were proud to represent Windermere at the Family YMCA of the Desert’s kick-off event for their 2013 Sustaining Campaign. The Windermere Foundation has granted money bi-annually to the Family YMCA of the Desert since their Windermere Kids at the Y program began in 2006.

Windermere's Don Rossignol and YMCA Event Chair Carl Karcher of Carl's Jr.
Windermere’s Don Rossignol and YMCA Event Chair Carl Karcher of Carl’s Jr.

Don Rossignol presented Event Chair Carl Karcher of Carl’s Jr. with a check for $4,250 from the Windermere Foundation. Attending dignitaries included Olympic Gold Medalist (and SoCal native) Janet Evans, Palm Desert Mayor Jan Harnik and Palm Desert Councilman Van Tanner among many others. Event attendees were delighted by the entertaining skits and moved by the compelling stories shared by YMCA staff members, who were once beneficiaries of the Y’s incredible programs.

Windermere At Family YMCA of the Desert event
from left to right: Danail Jekov, Duane Graves, Don Rossignol, Elizabeth Robles, Josie Thomas, Carolina Diaz, Esperanza Mendoza, George Baca, Donelle DuFault, Donna Palivos and Bryan Arnold


Support the Family YMCA of the Desert! Get started by clicking here.

Windermere’s Palm Springs Agents Top Earners for Board Charities

Windermere's Palm Springs agents at Valentine's Board fundraiser
Nancy Steinfeldt and Ronnie Starr of Windermere’s Palm Spring Midtown office

Agents from Windermere’s Palm Springs offices were awarded the “Top Earner” award for raising the most money for the charities supported by the Palm Springs Regional Association of Realtors at their annual Valentine’s event. A committee of agents spearheaded by Ronnie Starr of Windermere’s Palm Springs Midtown office gathered auction baskets and baked goods for the event, contributing $1,800 of the $3,000 raised.

Windermere Chauffeurs the Home Tour

Windermere bus at Childrens Museum


The Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert held their Annual 2013 Discovery Home Tour during February, and Windermere was there again this year to make it a smooth ride! For many years now, Windermere has donated the use of our commercial driver and the Windermere Bus, normally used for agent and office caravans, for the Museum’s tour of homes fundraiser. Windermere’s Greg Wootan graciously chauffeured event attendees to each stop on the tour and then returned attendees to the Museum in Rancho Mirage.

The tour of homes included the gorgeous home seen here, now listed by Windermere’s Roseanne Foxx. Located in Rancho Mirage’s exclusive Cypress Pointe is a contemporary gated community of 11 luxury homes and one available lot. Homes in Cypress Pointe are noted for their elevated view lots, impressive “boulderscapes” and oasis of waterfalls.

Home Tour Selection Now Windermere Listing
Click on Picture for Listing Details


Located in Rancho Mirage, the Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert inspires and promotes intellectual curiosity and self-expression through inventive and interactive exhibits and programs. The Museum serves children of all ages with a particular emphasis on primary school children. If you are interested in visiting or supporting the Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert, click here.

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  1. Awesome blog piece. Thank you for sharing the Children’s Discover Museum Home Tour listing that I have. I am happy to say I put it in escrow this past Monday! 

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