At our statewide retreat, there were five “Pride of the Foundation” awards given out to offices based on the fundraising activities benefitting the First Weber Foundation. These awards are not based on a percentage of office participation we posted about last week, but by the monies raised through office fundraising activites.
1. West Madison/Fitchburg office. The West Madison/Fitchburg office and the Foundation raised over $4000 in one night to benefit area food pantries. Here is a post about the Oregon Food Pantry First Weber fundraiser.
2. West Bend office. First Weber’s West Bend office held multiple fundraisers around the holidays including their Project Gratitude providing Thanksgiving meals to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Washington County. Here’s a post about West Bend’s Project Gratitude.
3. Mauston. The Mauston office participated in multiple activities to raise funds for their charity – funda matched by the First Weber Foundation through the Group Giving program. Here’s what Mauston Manager Calene Ehrlich had to say about their projects:
“Our Mauston office did a fundraiser with all proceeds to go the the American Cancer Society on January 1st, New Years Day. The fundraiser consisted of the “Turtle Dunk” (like the polar plunge} with people we got to volunteer to jump into a hole in the ice and the freezing waters of Castle Rock Lake . We raised funds for the jumpers but also held bingo, silent auctions, auction, Chinese raffle and a chili cook off. Prior to that day, we contacted most of our local businesses in the county to ask either for donations or gift certificates or gifts for the auctions, Chinese raffle, and bingo. Our business were so supportive when they heard that the Foundation would match funds up to $3,000 that we had a huge outpouring from the community for this project.The Turtle Dunk has been in existence at the Dirty Turtle on Castle Rock Lake in Juneau county for 14 years. This year, for the 15th year, we decided to get involved. Everyone has been touched by cancer, either a friend, relative, or ourselves and now a co-worker at First Weber in our office. Everyone in our office worked so hard to accomplish far above our anticipation.”
4. North Shore. North Shore held several trivia nights, donated eight hundred of dollars worth of warm pajamas to daycares and supported the Hunger Task Force in Milwaukee. Here’s more on one of their Trivia Nights to benefit the First Weber Foundation and a photo of the check to the Hunger Task Force.
5. North Central Region/Wisconsin Rapids. For several years, Mike Spranger of Wisconsin Rapids has been active in raising money for The Never Forgotten Honor Flight. This year, Mike and Dawn Spranger and members of the North Central Wisconsin region of First Weber combined their efforts, with matching funds from the First Weber Foundation, to raise almost $30,000 for the Flight for Honor cause.
Awesome job. Congratulations to all and here’s to a great 2012 supporting the First Weber Foundation and its work with Wisconsin charities. Thank you to all agent, employee and owner contributors who give money with each sale and every paycheck. You don’t have to – you have chosen to and look at what we can do because of that. For more information on the First Weber Foundation, see the Foundation category on the blog or watch this Foundation video.
Posts like this are a joy to write because the good we do with the Foundation is something we are proud to share. If you liked this, please share. And if you are in the market for Wisconsin real estate, please see firstweber.com. We’d appreciate your business. Ask your agent if they contribute to the Foundation. Most likely, money from your sale could help the First Weber Foundation. Thank you for reading the First Weber Wisconsin real estate & Wisconsin living blog for information on the Pride of the Foundation awards.