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Keller Williams Charity Raises Record Funds

Keller Williams Heritage REALTORS®, staff, and community members raised a record-breaking amount of money in just eight hours to contribute to the brokerage’s  Hearts and Hands Charity. The gift, which is the largest in the charity's nine-year history, will be donated to this year’s chosen charity, Camp Discovery.

SAN ANTONIO, TX., November 21, 2014

On October 9th, agents, brokers, staff, and other industry providers and community members participated in the Hearts and Hands Golf Tournament at The Quarry Golf Club. Through paid entry fees for golfers, multiple levels of sponsorships, and an after-party event complete with a silent auction and raffle, a total of $65,000 was raised. The funds will be donated to Camp Discovery of San Antonio, a children’s oncology camp established by the American Cancer Society.

Major sponsors for the 2014 event included: Willis Management, Gold Financial Services, First American Title Insurance Company, Prime Lending, Scott’s Inspection, and Almanza, Blackburn & Dickie, LLP, with over 30 other sponsors helping to make this event as successful as it was.

Hearts and Hands, established in 2005, was co-founded by three Keller Williams Heritage associates. Their commitment and passion, along with benevolent volunteers, has realized hundreds of thousands of net proceeds that have benefited many charities in and around Bexar County. Funds raised over the past nine years of the organization’s existence as a 501(c)(3) have been donated to nearly two dozen charities, giving over $465,000 to organizations such as The Animal Defense League, CASA, Respite Care, various charities dedicated to aiding military veterans and their families, and Agents Helping Agents, another charity organized by Keller Williams Heritage.

“Since the beginning of Hearts and Hands, KW has stood strong behind our goal of serving in communities where our agents live and work through charitable giving,” said Roslyn Casey, president of the board for Hearts and Hands. “We are so blessed and honored to have an organization like this within our KW family. So many of our agents are incredibly passionate about giving back to the community. It has become a huge part of our culture; everybody coming together, making time to make a difference in the lives of others.”

Next year’s golf tournament has set a goal of raising $80,000 and is scheduled to be held on October 8th, 2015. The event is open to the public and is an excellent opportunity for anyone who would like to be involved in giving back to the community.

For more information on the Hearts and Hands Charity, visit the website kwheartsandhands.org

About Keller Williams Realty, Inc.:Keller Williams Heritage is affiliated with Keller Williams Realty, Inc. Keller Williams Realty, Inc. is the largest real estate franchise company in North America, with approximately 700 offices and 100,000 associates in more than a dozen countries around the world. The company has grown exponentially since the opening of the first Keller Williams Realty office in 1983, and continues to cultivate an agent-centric, education-based, technology-driven culture that rewards associates as stakeholders. Training magazine recently named Keller Williams the second-best training organization across all industries worldwide and the highest-ranking real estate business. The company also provides specialized agents in luxury homes and commercial real estate properties. For more information or to search for homes for sale, visit Keller Williams Realty online at (kwsanantonio.com).

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