SHELTON, CT USA - William Raveis, the number one family-owned real estate company in the Northeast and Florida, has raised a total of $465,000 with $350,000 going to support Fellowship scientists at Damon Runyon and $115,000 to The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute – two national organizations that fund high-risk, high-reward cancer research. Established by the Raveis family in 2004, The William Raveis Charitable Fund’s (WRCF) mission is to raise awareness, not just funds, for groundbreaking research by the most promising scientists and the most prestigious and innovative institutions in the country.
The company hosts numerous local fundraisers and festivities, including the William Raveis Ride + Walk, chili cookoffs, elegant dinner parties, bingo, and comedy nights along with live music for the whole community to enjoy. “Our Raveis team brings a lot of energy and enthusiasm. It’s heartwarming to see how much we can accomplish together,” says Bill Raveis, CEO of William Raveis. Meghan Raveis, WRCF Managing Director, comments on their growth plans for 2023, “We are working with all our offices and sales associates to build on the success of last year’s campaign.” Raising nearly $4 million to support 28 scientists so far, WRCF donates 100 percent of its fundraising dollars to cancer research.”
The William Raveis Charitable Fund (WRCF) - Since its founding in 2004, the William Raveis Charitable Fund has been at the forefront of raising money to support communities across the Northeast that are impacted by cancer. Their focus is on the advancement of cancer research and programs that offer cancer patients and their families physical and emotional support during treatment. In 2015, the fund partnered with the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, which provides young scientists with the funding to pursue their boldest, and most innovative ideas to prevent, diagnose, and treat all forms of cancer. To date, Raveis has raised nearly $4 million and funded 28 scientists through the William Raveis Charitable Fund Fellowship. To learn more and to contribute to the cause, please visit. Read our blog.
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation - Damon Runyon identifies the brightest early-career scientists with innovative research ideas and provides them with funding to pursue new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat all forms of cancer. Since 1946, this exceptional organization has invested over $430 million and funded nearly 3,950 young scientists, including 11 Nobel Laureates. Earlier this year, eight Damon Runyon alumni were elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors a scientist can receive.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute - Founded in Boston in 1947, the Institute blends leading science and exceptional care into transformative medicine. Dana-Farber is a principal teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School and a federally designated comprehensive cancer center that develops and disseminates innovative patient therapies and scientific discoveries throughout the world. Since 1948, the Jimmy Fund has raised millions of dollars through thousands of community efforts to advance Dana-Farber’s lifesaving mission.