Coldwell Banker’s charity lauded

Date: 10/10/2013

LONGMEADOW – The Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage offices in Chicopee, Longmeadow and Westfield are pleased to announce that Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New England has been ranked by the Boston Business Journal as one of the top corporate charitable contributors in Massachusetts.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, which contributed more than $300,000 to nonprofit organizations throughout New England in 2012, was the only residential real estate brokerage firm to be recognized.

The announcement was made during the Corporate Citizenship Summit, which took place at the Waterfront Westin Hotel in Boston and attended by nearly 600 leaders representing a wide range of non-profit organizations as well as local and national companies with a presence in Massachusetts. The summit was led by the Boston Business Journal, in partnership with the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley.

“Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage continues to receive recognition for its charitable efforts because of the commitment and generous donations made by sales associates and employees. Supporting local nonprofit organizations in New England is a vital part of our company culture,” Pat Villani, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New England, said. “I know that our employees and the sales associates affiliated with Coldwell Banker will continue to give back to the communities in which they live and work.”

Sales associates and employees raise funds for local housing-related causes by donating a portion of their sales commissions and paychecks to Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares, the company’s charitable foundation. They also host fundraisers and volunteer at local community organizations.

The primary purpose of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares is to raise funds to provide financial assistance to housing-related causes in the communities where Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has a presence. Since its inception, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares has donated millions of funds to hundreds of nonprofit organizations. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares is the New England chapter of the Realogy Charitable Foundation Inc.