Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty Recognized by Phoenix Business Journal for Significant 2019 Arizona Charitable Contributions

Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty SCOTTSDALE, AZ – The Russ Lyon Charitable Foundation, a subsidiary of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty, is proud to be recognized by the Phoenix Business Journal for its notable monetary contributions and impressive volunteer programs from 2019. 

For more than 70 years the agents and employees of Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty have been involved in community service work and charitable organizations throughout Arizona. Inspired by the generosity and service work of numerous agents, the Russ Lyon Charitable Foundation was formed in 2014 and operates through every office within the company and across Arizona. The Foundation’s Board of Directors includes nine members with an Advisory Council comprised of representatives from each Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty office.

Russ Lyon Charitable Foundation ranked top Corporate Philanthropists

The Russ Lyon Charitable Foundation was ranked #13 for the Largest Phoenix-Area Corporate Volunteer Programs with over 3,750 volunteer hours in 2019, which included the volunteer hours by sales associates and employees during various charitable activities.   

One of the primary goals of the Russ Lyon Charitable Foundation is to provide valuable and meaningful service work within Arizona communities, as well as charitable investments. Within each Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty office there is a team of Volunteer Corps also known as V-Corps. V-Corps are comprised of agents, employees and management that volunteer their time together to provide help for those in need. Over the past six years, Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty agents have volunteered hundreds of hours to communities across Arizona.

The Russ Lyon Charitable Foundation was also ranked #21 for the Largest Phoenix-Area Corporate Philanthropists, contributing over $108,000 to Arizona charities in 2019. 

Russ Lyon Charitable Foundation ranked top Corporate PhilanthropistsSince the Russ Lyon Charitable Foundation began more than $500,000 in donations have gone to dozens of 501c3 Arizona-based charitable organizations through direct donations, service work, sponsorships, matching funds and fundraisers. 100 percent of Russ Lyon Charitable Foundation’s donations and charitable investments are directed to charitable organizations. 

“The Russ Lyon Charitable Foundation strives to improve lives and communities of those in need while spreading compassion and kindness within our state,” said Todd Gillenwater, CEO of Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty and Founder of the Russ Lyon Charitable Foundation. “We are very grateful to be in a position to give back and have the ability to assist organizations that provide essential resources to communities and individuals in dire need.” 

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In response to the recent coronavirus outbreak, the Russ Lyon Charitable Foundation donated $10,000 to nine food banks across Arizona. These funds provided essential resources to communities including food, home and medical supplies. 

For media inquiries, please contact Jennifer Parks-Sturgeon at jparks-sturgeon@rosemoserallynpr.com or 480.495.3806. 

About Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty

Since 1947, Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty has gathered realty craftsmen dedicated to the ideals of integrity and professionalism. From the ownership, management, agents and affiliate services, every person involved in the company utilizes innovative skills, programs and technologies to create the finest real estate services company to be found. 

The mission of Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty is to provide its clients with the most responsive personalized service attainable – nothing less will do. The environment within Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty is unique in the industry. Seasoned management innovatively supports the efforts of the Company’s members to create a dynamic and inspiring atmosphere that invigorates and hones the skills of everyone involved.  

Collaboration and networking are fostered to create a synergy that puts the whole company to work for every client. The artistic blending of proven traditions and state-of-the-art innovation is unsurpassed. These assets are positioned on a base of financial stability and corporate staying power.