Stamford, CT (PRWEB) October 20, 2012
William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty and Litchfield Hills Sotheby’s International Realty recently participated in a special AmeriCares event to provide support to those in need in Guatemala. Agents from the three partner firms donated approximately $35,000 to AmeriCares, which will be used toward providing medical and humanitarian aid to the more than 50 percent of Guatemalans who live in poverty.
The 25th annual AmeriCares Airlift Benefit, “A Journey of Hope”, raised more than $1.2 million for the organization’s relief efforts worldwide. The sold-out event attracted 750 guests on September 29, 2012, to the Panorama Hangar at Westchester County Airport. The highlight of the evening was the airlift to Guatemala. Seventy-five guests including seven representatives from William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty departed the gala on a chartered plane to Guatemala. The selected representatives from the company had the opportunity to witness first hand how their donations make a difference in the lives of impoverished Guatemalans. The 24-hour trip included visits to clinics and hospitals as well as homes for children and the elderly. Participants also were introduced to partners of AmeriCares, including the Order of Malta, a religious order that operates important health care programs in Guatemala.
Agents from the firm’s brokerages in Fairfield and Litchfield Counties in Connecticut and Westchester County, New York, who donated to AmeriCares in September were eligible for a raffle drawing for the chance to visit Guatemala. The winners included Susan Vanech of the Westport Brokerage, Karen Sheftell and June Rosenthal of the Stamford Brokerages, Sharon McGuire of the Washington Depot Brokerage, Colette Harron of the Essex Brokerage, Fiona Dogan of the Rye Brokerage, and Pati Holmes, sales manager of the Rye Brokerage.
“I am very proud of everyone from our companies who participated in this event and generously gave to this vital humanitarian organization,” said Paul E. Breunich, President and Chief Executive Officer of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty and Litchfield Hills Sotheby’s International Realty. “AmeriCares has a powerful impact in areas all around the world where aid is needed, and those of us who were able to see for themselves the work this organization does were very moved by the experience. I am thrilled to be at the helm of a company that is so passionate about supporting such important causes.”
About William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty
Founded in 1949, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty manages a $2.5-billion-plus portfolio with more than 1,000 sales associates in over 30 brokerages spanning Connecticut and Westchester County, New York. William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, combined with partner firms Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty and Litchfield Hills Sotheby’s International Realty, is now the largest Sotheby’s International Realty® affiliate globally, the third-fastest-growing real estate company nationally, and the 23rd-largest real estate company by sales volume in the United States. Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty serves the luxury home market throughout Westchester County, New York; and Litchfield Hills Sotheby’s International Realty serves the luxury home market throughout Litchfield County, Connecticut. A full-service real estate firm headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty provides ancillary services including commercial services through its affiliation with Building and Land Technology, a second-generation development company based in Stamford, Connecticut; William Pitt Mortgage, a Wells Fargo mortgage affiliate; William Pitt Insurance Services; and an award-winning global relocation division. For more information, visit the website at http://www.williampitt.com.
Sotheby’s International Realty’s worldwide network includes more than 12,000 sales associates located in 585 offices throughout the United States and 46 other countries and territories.