So the GM of my business unit at Sage Nonprofit Solutions (@SageNonprofit), Krista Endsley(@kristaendsley), extended an invitation to me to attend the AFP Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon on 2/09/2012.
The event was set to recognize achievements in philanthropy by individuals and businesses. Categories included Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation, Outstanding Philanthropic Organization, Outstanding Fundraising Professional, Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser, Outstanding Philanthropists and a few others.
While I appreciated the achievements of all the award recipients, I found I was most moved by Give Realty. They received an award for “Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation: Small/Medium”. The interesting thing about them is that they donate 25% of their realty commissions to a charity of the homebuyer’s choosing. That’s a pretty novel idea if you ask me. Not only are they finding a way to give back to the community, they are also involving their clients in the process. Give Realty’s website indicates that they have donated over $150k of funding to local Austin Charities. Kudos to you guys!
Laurie Loew accepted the award on behalf of Give Realty and you could tell she was very passionate about giving back to the community and how we are all capable of changing the world around us through giving.
At each table, Give Realty provided a quarter attached to a card in a small envelope. The back of the card provided examples of the impact a quarter can make for certain charities. I wonder what other attendees plan to do with their quarter?? This gives me an idea.
Stay tuned for more….