It was another banner year for the Coldwell Banker Utah Community Foundation. Participation from the agent population increased and their generous commitment to supporting communities and families around the state helped the Foundation have another record year.
Take a look at the various events put together by the Coldwell Banker Utah Community Foundation in 2017:
Festival of Trees
Decorating a tree for the Festival of Trees is a longstanding tradition of the Coldwell Banker Foundation. This year, the committee was run by Laura Fidler from the Union Heights office. Laura and the team raised funds and decorated a tree that eventually sold at auction for $7,000 – the highest price in over four years!
The Festival of Trees is one of the main fundraising events for Primary Children’s Hospital, the leading children’s hospital in the intermountain west.
Autism Council of Utah
The foundation made good on its commitment to the Autism Council of Utah (ACU). In December, the Foundation donated $20,000 to the ACU. 2017 marked the third year the Foundation has made a major contrition to the ACU, bringing total donations to $55,000.
Today, it is estimated that 1 in every 54 children is diagnosed with autism, making it more common than childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes and pediatric AIDS combined. The Autism Council of Utah (ACU) is an independent council working to foster collaboration, communication, and learning among families and agencies.
Utah Food Bank
This year, the foundation made another $5,000 donation to the Utah Food Bank bringing the total number of meals donated to 93,000 over the past five years.
Ronald McDonald House
For many years, the Coldwell Banker Community Foundation has sponsored two rooms at the local Ronald McDonald House. This home provides families a place to stay near hospitals while seriously ill or injured children are cared for. The donation from the Foundation ensures that these two rooms will be available in 2018.
Utah Police Civilian Association
The $2,000 donation will support the Shop with a Cop program that allows underprivileged kids to have a shopping experience during the holidays with law enforcement officers.
Canines with a Cause
Coldwell Banker has been a strong supporter of the Homes for Dogs project. This year, our local company took it one step further and made a $1,500 donation to the Canines with a Cause group. This amazing charity trains and provides series dogs for military veterans and other service men and women with cases of PTSD.
2017 donations of cash and in-kind series will exceed $120,000, a $10,000 increase from the previous year. This year, the goal is $150,000 in charitable donations. With the help of our generous affiliated sales associates, sponsors and friends, we look forward to reaching that goal.