Intero Real Estate Services Agent’s and Employees Contribute Back Through Their Own Intero Foundation

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Realtor driven non-profit donates over $170,000 in 2010 to organizations that support children in need

The Intero Foundation (http://www.interofoundation.org), a non-profit organization, founded by Intero Real Estate Services founders in 2002 to benefit children in need, announced that it has donated over $170,000 to 22 charities throughout the San Francisco Bay Area in 2010 as part of its mission to positively impact the growth and well being of children in our communities.

The Intero Foundation is funded, promoted and governed by Intero agents – each of whom are vested in the health of the communities in which they work and live. An executive committee, led by Intero President and CEO Gino Blefari, provides strategic guidance. All members of the Intero community – executives, staff and agents – donate their time to further the Foundation’s mission.

John Thompson, Intero’s Executive Vice President explains, “Agents donate a portion of their commission per transaction. As a company, this commitment makes a big statement. Therefore, when you drive by an Intero for sale sign or work with an Intero Realtor, feel good that at risk children in the community will be served and we thank each and every one of you for your support.”

“When Intero Real Estate Services was founded just nine years ago, its founders set out to create a company that was different. That difference would be based on values,” states Founder, President and CEO of Intero, Gino Blefari. “One of those values is Commitment. The Intero Foundation is our vehicle for expressing a meaningful and sustained commitment to our community.”

Intero Foundation President, Sandy Troia adds, “We have become a large organization, but not too large to remember that we are part of something still larger: a community to which we must give in order to receive.”

The Intero Foundation continues to impact the growth and well being of children and youth in the communities we serve. Empowered by Intero agents and employees, the Intero Foundation has given over $1.9 million in grants to nonprofit organizations that support children in need. In 2010 alone, over $170,000 was granted to organizations benefitting children in need.

Assistant League Los Gatos-Saratoga, Dream Power, One Step Closer, Small Steps, Community Solutions, Family Connections, Learning and Loving Education Center, Advocates for Children, Family Supportive Housing, Inc., Just Read Centers, Stand Up For Kids, Montalvo Arts Center, Theatre Works Silicon Valley, Special Olympics Northern California, Bay Area Women’s Sports Initiative, Rape Trauma Services, Lincoln High Future Vision, Summer Search, Rotary International – The Rotary Foundation, Bill Wilson Center, My New Red Shoes, and Breakthrough Silicon Valley.

Intero and its agents have always believed in the importance of giving back to communities in which we serve, and 2010 was a perfect example of ‘paying it forward’.

About the Intero® brand

Founded in 2002, Intero Real Estate Services, Inc. has quickly become one of the premier real estate brands in the U.S. In 2004, Intero Franchise Services Inc. began franchising and currently is operating in many of the western states. In 2009, Intero International Franchise Services, LLC embarked on developing territories in Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Americas. The companies are private and headquartered in California's Silicon Valley.

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