Intero Real Estate Services Creates a Culture of Giving Back

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Giving over $300,000 to more than 35 organizations in 2014, Realtors at Intero are dedicated to children right here in Silicon Valley.

Intero Agents volunteered at Shop With A Cop's annual Heroes & Helpers Shopping Spree in December

“Intero has always been passionate about making a difference in the communities we serve and since the beginning, we have done this through The Intero Foundation.” says Tom Tognoli, President and CEO of Intero Real Estate Services, Inc.

The Intero Foundation (http://www.interofoundation.org), a non-profit organization benefiting children in need, started in 2002 by the founders of Intero Real Estate Services, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and wholly owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc., announced that it has donated over $300,000 to over 35 different charities throughout the San Francisco Bay Area in 2014. This is part of the company’s mission to positively impact the growth and well-being of children in the communities they work and live in. Empowered by Intero agents and employees, the foundation has collected over $3.5 million for nonprofit organizations over the last twelve years. This also includes an endowment of nearly $1,000,000.

John Thompson, Intero’s Chief Operating Officer explains, “Agents donate a portion of their earnings from every home that is sold. 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, you can feel good that at risk children in the community will be served and we thank each and every one of you for your support.”

In addition to the agents’ contributions, in 2014, Intero hosted a variety of fundraising events including their third annual Intero Day at the Giants, Hot Wheels for Kids, a car show benefiting the foundation that takes place at the company’s Saratoga office, Saratoga Eats, a mobile food trunk adventure and Intero’s newest fundraising events, Silicon Valley Gives and Giving Tuesday, both large online giving events that involved nonprofit organizations around the Silicon Valley and the world respectively. All of the money donated at these events goes directly to organizations that support kids throughout the Bay Area.

“Intero has always been passionate about making a difference in the communities we serve and since the beginning we have done this through The Intero Foundation,” says Tom Tognoli, President and CEO of Intero Real Estate Services, Inc.

Intero Foundation President, Cathy Jackson adds, “We are fortunate to have a culture, here at Intero, of people who care and are generous. Over the last decade, we’ve been able to get involved with the organizations we give to beyond just the monetary donation. Members of the Intero Foundation have volunteered for shopping trips, building bikes, and tutoring just to name a few. These engagements have allowed us to see the kids and the organizations grow to their full potential which is what pushes us to give even more.”

The Intero Foundation continues to impact the growth and well-being of children and youth in the communities they serve. In 2014, Intero gave back to the following organizations:

Adopt An Angel
Achieve Kids
Animal Assisted Happiness
Books Aloud
Boys and Girls Club
Bring Me A Book
Cancer Care Point
CASA of San Benito
CASA of San Mateo
Chamberlain’s Children Center
Discovery Counseling Center
Family Connections
Family Supportive Housing
Far West Wheelchair Athletic Association
Freedom House
Friends of the HMB Library
Girl Inc. of the Central Coast
Grateful Garment
Jose Valdes Math Foundation
JW House
KARA Grief Counseling
Lighthouse of Hope
Morgan Autism Center
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Nature Bridge
Neighborhood Arts
Next Door Solutions
Pathways Home Health & Hospice
Project Read – Redwood City Friends of the Library
Reaching Out
Reading Partners
Rebekah Children Services
Scholastic Interest Group
Shop With A Cop
SJB Child Development
Stand Up For Kids
Vida Verde Nature Education
Willow Glen High School Parent Club/Willow Glen Cares

To find out more about the Intero Foundation, make a donation, and learn more about the organizations they’ve supported visit interofoundation.org.

About the Intero Foundation:
Funded, promoted and governed by Intero agents and employees, the Intero Foundation is a non–profit organization guided by the principle that one must give in order to receive and committed to helping children in need. Since its inception in 2002, the organization has raised more than $3.5 million with an endowment of over $750,000 and has supported over 140 charities that positively impact the growth and well-being of children in need.

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