This summer, the Community Foundation launched a donor-advised fund with the luxury real estate firm, Harry Norman, REALTORS®. Since its founding almost 90 years ago, the real estate icon has worked with nonprofits to uphold its values for community. But, as Harry Norman grew to more than 800 associates serving home-buyers in 16 counties, its desire to help nonprofits increased too.
Community Foundation Board member and Harry Norman agent Studie Young realized that the two organizations could partner to serve more Atlantans. Harry Norman sales associates contribute from each closing to the Fund, matched by the firm. At the end of the year, with support of Foundation staff expertise, each of the Harry Norman offices helps to identify and support the important charities in their hyper-local communities that make a real difference.
“Both of our iconic organizations owe our founding and our success to our mutual bottom-line commitment to serve all people who call this region home. This partnership launches an exciting new opportunity for Harry Norman and our agents to improve the quality of life in metro Atlanta, tapping the Community Foundation’s deep knowledge of the issues and organizations that make a difference in the region.” – Jenni Bonura, President and CEO, Harry Norman
This story was originally published in The Giving Life.