First Team Real Estate Founder Gives Major Gift To Irvine Schools As Part Of Multi-Million Merage Family Commitment To Education And Families

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First Team Real Estate Foundation’s Major Gift Of $175,000 To Irvine Public Schools Foundation Continues Decades of Multi-Million Gifts From The Merage Family That Have Endowed The Merage School Of Business and The Merage JCC. Cameron Merage Lauds Irvine For Achieving So Much For Kids.

Irvine Unified School District Superintendent Terry Walker, First Team Real Estate President and CEO and First Team Real Estate Foundation Board Member Cameron Merage, Irvine Unified School District Board President Lauren Brooks and Irvine Public Schools

Irvine Unified School District Superintendent Terry Walker, First Team Real Estate President and CEO and First Team Real Estate Foundation Board Member Cameron Merage, Irvine Unified School District B

“In today’s world, teaching science, technology, engineering, and math in compelling and fun ways is critical to our children’s future,” explained Mr. Cameron Merage.

First Team Real Estate Founder Cameron Merage started in 1976 with a vision for an organization that would improve Orange County, and Southern California’s many communities one family at a time.

“Our team from day one knew that if we focused on helping individual buyers and sellers to achieve a better quality home ownership experience and to help enhance the value of owning a home in the community, we could make Southern California a better place,” explained First Team Real Estate CEO and Founder, Cameron Merage. “Our work with schools and the Irvine community has always been a part of that same commitment.”

Today with dozens of agents serving Irvine, it is easy to see the extended Merage Family and First Team’s commitment to the Irvine community, whether at an agent level with a neighborhood school, the University of California, Irvine’s Merage Graduate School of Business, or the highly awarded Merage JCC.

“Our organizational success from starting in a single office in Huntington Beach to building Southern California’s largest independent real estate brokerage has enabled us to continually expand our philanthropy, and we will continue to build our efforts because families in Irvine and across Southern California mean so much to us,” said Mr. Merage. “The entire community of Irvine has worked extremely hard to create world class schools and a one-of-a-kind quality of life within one generation and it has been a great honor to be a part of that effort.”

Today, dozens of Irvine schools are ranked in the top percentiles of national and statewide ranking with many achieving Presidential honors and ‘Blue Ribbon’ status for excellence. In June 2015, the First Team Real Estate Foundation gave a gift of $175,000 to the Irvine Public School’s Foundation to sponsor their groundbreaking Summer Enrichment Academy.

“In today’s world, teaching science, technology, engineering, and math in compelling and fun ways is critical to our children’s future,” explained Mr. Merage. “Our gift to the Summer Enrichment Academy is given as recognition that the incredible work Irvine schools are doing to reach every child in Irvine and to improve the entire Orange County community.
For more background on the First Team Real Estate Foundation gift of $175,000 to the Irvine Public Schools Foundation, click here for media coverage by the Irvine World News the http://epaper.ocregister.com/Olive/ODE/OCWIrvineWorldNews/Default.aspx?href=OCWIrvineWorldNews/2015/06/11&pageno=4&view=document

About First Team Real Estate Foundation
The First Team Real Estate Foundation was formed to fulfill and lead the philanthropic efforts established by First Team Real Estate founder/CEO, Cameron Merage, the company and its over 1,600 agents over the last forty years.

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