Since 1989, a portion of the proceeds from every home purchased or sold through Windermere Real Estate is donated to the Windermere Foundation. The Foundation uses these donations to provide funding to programs that support low-income and homeless families in our communities. One event that we have supported over the past few years is the annual Husky Hoops half-time free-throw fundraiser at a University of Washington men’s basketball game. At this year’s game, the University of Washington played the team from Stanford.
Three youth from the University Family YMCA participated in this year’s event on Saturday, February 20th. The Foundation donated $100 for each free-throw that was made during the special half-time event, with a minimum $1,000 donation. The three YMCA kids put on a great show this year, wowing the crowd by making 12 baskets! The kids had a blast and the University Family YMCA received $1,200 from the half-time event.
The YMCA is just one of the many organizations that the Windermere Foundation has supported, donating funds over the years towards tuition-assistance for low-income children to attend quality after-school enrichment programs and summer camp activities. To date, the Windermere Foundation has raised over $30 million for programs and organizations that provide shelter, clothing, children’s programs, emergency assistance, and other services to those who need our help the most.
To find out more about the Windermere Foundation, or to make a donation, please visit http://www.windermere.com/foundation