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Realty Austin Pays It Forward to Support Foundation Communities


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THE COMPANY’S ANNUAL MATCH FUND INSPIRES RECORD PLEDGES FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING PIONEER, FOUNDATION COMMUNITIES

AUSTIN, TX — Realty Austin and Foundation Communities are pleased to announce the results of their 2019 match fund partnership! Together they raised over $1.15 million in total funds pledged with the commitment of Realty Austin’s $75,000 match fund at the 2019 Welcome Home luncheon.

The annual event inspired 163 new Home Builders, and many others who renewed, increased, or extended their pledges! 100% of the dollars pledged will support Foundation Communities programs for education, financial stability, and healthy living programs that serve more than 20,000+ people, residents, and neighbors.

Yvette Boatwright, co-owner of Realty Austin said, “Our team was excited to help bring to life The Jordan at Mueller, a beautiful, brand new family community and learning center. However, we know 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 over 50,000+ families in Austin who need affordable housing. Our Realty Austin team is proud to continue its partnership to help fund this need.”

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Foundation Communities new affordable housing unit, The Jordan.

Realty Austin agents who served as Table Hosts for this year’s annual fundraising event were Jonathan and Yvette Boatwright, Courtney Lepore, Alyssa Ramirez, Ashley Brinkman, Amanda Dudley, Beverly Williams, and Salma Manzur. The growing roster of Realty Austin agents and staff who support Foundation Communities are Amanda Dudley, Ami Davis, Art Fonseca, Ashley Brinkman, Beverly Williams, Caren Upshaw, Cindy Roehricht, Courtney Lepore, Cristina Valdés, David and Alyssa Ramirez, Debbie Novelli, Gina Nyland, Holly Hughes, Jenny Rosas, Joi Jones, Jonna Juul-Hansen, Mark Alexander, Mindy Guevara, Peter Van Kooij, Regina Cox, Salma Manzur, and Michael Reilly and Shae Reilly.

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Realty Austin co-founders, Jonathan & Yvette Boatwright pictured with Walter Moreau, Foundation Communities Founder at their annual 2019 Welcome Home Luncheon.

Over the last four years, over 100 Realty Austin agents have served in meaningful roles and inspired others to get involved; introduced over 385 new friends to Foundation Communities; contributed over $425,000 in individual gifts; served 900 healthy meals at quarterly supper clubs; fulfilled holiday wish lists for 21 extremely low-income families; delivered over 730 backpacks for the children in the after-school programs; and developed lasting relationships with residents. 16 Realty Austin agents have gone above and beyond and hosted Open Houses, inviting 109 of their friends to see the work of Foundation Communities in action.

Walter Moreau, Executive Director of Foundation Communities, said, “We couldn’t continue to grow without Realty Austin. We are so grateful for our close partnership for the last 8 years with Realty Austin, and our shared commitment to making sure people from all walks of life have an affordable place to call home in Austin.”

Foundation Communities brings awareness and solutions to Austin’s affordable housing crisis. Since opening its doors in 1990, the local nonprofit has helped over 6,000 families and individuals find a home and a better quality of life within its 23 affordable housing communities.

Check out their Holiday Assistance Program to help a family in need this season. Donate online at foundcom.org, or checks accepted at Foundation Communities office.

Our Austin Pledge – We’re for Here.

Giving back is the cornerstone of the culture at Realty Austin, which stems directly from their mission to support those who need safe, affordable housing in Austin. This has led the brokerage to launch the “We’re for Here” campaign, a call for community building, neighborliness and love, in support of finding affordable housing solutions for our Austin neighbors in need. Learn more and get involved at OurAustinPledge.com.

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