William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty Participates in AmeriCares Event

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William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty raises over $30,000 to support AmeriCares’ efforts to provide aid to those in need in El Salvador.

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“I am thrilled to see the efforts of everyone from our company who participated,” said Paul E. Breunich, President and Chief Executive Officer of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty

William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty recently completed their fundraising efforts for “Journey to El Salvador” through AmeriCares. Their next steps will be to witness the impact of all of the donations through the AmeriCares Airlift Benefit. Through a company match and many donations from agents and company administration, the firm raised over $30,000. All donations will be used towards providing humanitarian aid to El Salvador, a country with over 36% of its population under the poverty level.

Agents from the firm’s brokerages who donated to AmeriCares were eligible for a raffle drawing for the chance to visit El Salvador. The winners included Leslie Shemin Lester from Scarsdale, Anne Moretti from Scarsdale, Fran Klingenstein from Rye, Rick Weiner from Essex, Thaddea Sheridan from Stamford and, Rob Vannucchi, the firm’s Stamford manager. The actual Journey to El Salvador will commence on October 5-6, where the five winning agents and manager will take the “Journey to El Salvador” and witness the impact of their donations.

Last year, AmeriCares sponsored the “Journey of Hope” that raised $1.2 million in relief efforts for Guatemala. $35,000 in donations were from William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty. AmeriCares hosted the Airlift Benefit gala last year, and were ecstatic to see that the event was sold out with 750 guests. Around the same numbers are expected for the event this year. The 26th annual AmeriCares Airlift Benefit gala event will start on Saturday, October 5 at the Panorama Hangar at Westchester County Airport. Directly from this gala event, all 75 total participants will take a plane to El Salvador. The 24-hour trip will include visits to hospitals, clinics, homes for children and elderly, as well as various poverty stricken areas of the country. As June Rosenthal, from the Stamford brokerage, stated about her AmeriCares trip last year, “I had 24 years of learning in about 24 hours.” This will be a life changing experience for all participants.

“I am thrilled to see the efforts of everyone from our company who participated,” said Paul E. Breunich, President and Chief Executive Officer of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty. “Not only will these donations impact those in need of El Salvador greatly, but it will also be extremely inspiring for the participants who won the chance to travel there with AmeriCares. Our agents always come back truly changed and committed to helping others in need.”

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About William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty Founded in 1949, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty manages a $2.6-billion-plus portfolio with more than 1,000 sales associates in 28 brokerages spanning Connecticut Massachusetts and Westchester County, New York. William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, combined with partner firm Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International, 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; 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; 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.

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