13 More Become Home Builders, Adding to the Growing Roster of 67 Who Pay It Forward with Multi-Year Pledges From the Realty Austin Team
AUSTIN, TX — Realty Austin and Foundation Communities have come together to raise over $656,000 in total funds at this year’s Virtual Welcome Home Luncheon. 100% of the dollars raised will support Foundation Communities programs for education, financial stability, and healthy living. With the help of Realty Austin’s $75,000 match fund, more than 30,000 Austinites will have a safe place to lean on and call home.
Through the Welcome Home Luncheon event, Foundation Communities brings awareness and solutions to Austin’s affordable housing crisis. Since opening its doors in 1990, the local nonprofit has housed over 6,000 families and individuals within its 23 affordable housing communities. Along with housing, they provide residents and neighbors with resources they can use to obtain a better quality of life.
Yvette Boatwright, Realty Austin Co-owner said, “Our work is not done. Foundation Communities provides a safe place to call home for more than 6,000 individuals every night, but there are still 50,000 families in Austin who need affordable housing. Our Realty Austin team is proud to pay it forward in support of their work.”
Foundation Communities virtual luncheon inspired 13 new Realty Austin Home Builders– bringing the company’s total to 67 who have pledged multi-year donations: Todd Bailey, Winona Barron, Sumina Bhatti, Jonathan and Yvette Boatwright, Ashley Brinkman, Brian Copland, Regina Cox, Stacy Cunninghame, Alexia Dauterive, Ami Davis, Susan deGraffenried, Amanda Dudley, Nick Easley, Amy Edwards, Elle Klein Garrison, Maggie Falvey, Jeremy Fisher, Kristen Fojtik, Art Fonseca, Kim Fry, Ryan Gamble, Bob and Michaela Hachtel, Jennifer Henry, Jeff and Lisa Hill, Kathy Jacobs, Diane Jackson, Jonna Juul-Hansen, Joe and Cara Keenan, Alicia Kelley, Rob Kellogg, Jennifer Korba, Fara Kosari, Susie Lee, Salma Manzur, Cheri Martz, Sarah McAloon, Gigi McClaskey, Holly McCormick, Angie McDowell, Penny Moulder, Sharon Murray, Aaron Nann, Gina Nyland, Ruth Powers, Audrey Pudder, Rick Rabon, Tara Rainey, Alyssa and David Ramirez, Shannon Reeve, Pete Russian, Jeffrey Schnabel, Lauri Schroeder, Brooke Steele, Jeff Tucker, Cristina Valdés, Dani Whitacre, Beverly Williams.
Since opening its doors in 1990, the local nonprofit has housed over 6,000 families and individuals within its 23 affordable housing communities. The Welcome Home Luncheon is Foundation Communities’ only fundraising event of the year. This year, their 30th anniversary, the organization hosted an inspiring virtual event and Realty Austin was the match fund sponsor for the ninth year in a row.
Walter Moreau, Executive Director of Foundation Communities, said, “We are so thankful to Realty Austin for their incredibly generous partnership and shared commitment to making sure people from all walks of life have a place to call home here in Austin. Foundation Communities rely on big-hearted, forward-thinking community members to achieve our mission. Realty Austin is an essential part of that equation.”
Foundation Communities is a local, homegrown nonprofit that has been creating housing where families succeed since 1990. They provide affordable, attractive homes and free on-site support services for thousands of families with kids, as well as veterans, seniors, and individuals with disabilities. Foundation Communities offers an innovative, proven model that empowers residents and neighbors to achieve educational success, financial stability, and healthier lifestyles. Become a Foundation Communities Home Builder with a recurring monthly or annual gift! Donate online at foundcom.org/give/.
Realty Austin Agents at the 2019 Foundation Communities Welcome Home Luncheon Fundraiser
At the heart of Realty Austin’s core values is the need for all Austinites to have access to safe, affordable housing. This initiative is amplified through their charitable We’re For Here movement.