The Intero Foundation Donates over $200,000 in 2012 to Organizations that Support Children in Need

Posted by Teressa Francis — January 28, 2013

1359411464Cupertino, CA – The Intero Foundation (www.interofoundation.org), a non-profit organization, created by the founders of Intero Real Estate Services in 2002 to benefit children in need, announced that it has donated over $200,000 to 25 charities throughout the San Francisco Bay Area in 2012 as part of its mission to positively impact the growth and well being of children in our communities.

John Thompson, Intero’s Executive Vice President 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, 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 2012, Intero hosts a variety of fundraising events including their second annual Intero Day at the Giants. This past year’s event raised over $14,000 making this the biggest single fundraising event in the Foundation’s history.

Another event, Hot Wheels for Kids, a car show benefiting the foundation that takes place at the company’s Saratoga office, brought in $4,000. All of the money donated at these events goes directly to children in need through organizations in the Bay Area.

“When Intero Real Estate Services was founded just ten years ago, its founders set out to create a company that was different. That difference would be based on values,” states Founder, President and CEO of Intero, Gino Blefari. “One of those values is Commitment.The Intero Foundation is our vehicle for expressing a meaningful and sustained commitment to our community.”

Intero Foundation President, Cathy Jackson adds, “It's the circle of giving which keeps our communities strong. We are fortunate to have a culture here at Intero of people who care and are generous, and see the importance of growing the next generation. Being part of this mission gives purpose to the work we do.”

The Intero Foundation continues to impact the growth and well-being of children and youth in the communities we serve. Empowered by Intero agents and employees, the Intero Foundation has given over $2 million in grants to nonprofit organizations that support children in need. In 2012, Intero gave back to the following organizations.

Stand Up For Kids Community Partners For Youth Inc. Assistance League of San Jose Reach Potential Movement Southwest YMCA TheatreWorks Willow Glen Foundation Exchange Club of San Jose Family Supportive Housing Chartwell Schools Hospice of the Valley JW House Via Rehabilitation Services HOPE Services Morgan Hill Pop Warner Football Mt. Madonna YMCA DreamPower Foundation, Inc Bay Area Women’s Sports Initiative Small Steps Discovery Counseling Center O’Neill Sea Odyssey Samaritan House Saint Francis Foundation Art of Yoga Project Youth Community Services SJB Child Development Center

The Intero Foundation is funded, promoted and governed by Intero agents – each of whom are vested in the health of the communities in which they work and live. All members of the Intero community – executives, staff and agents – donate their time to further the Foundation’s mission.

Intero and its agents have always believed in the importance of giving back to the communities in which we serve, and 2012 was a perfect example of ‘paying it forward’.

For more on the foundation and to see what other organizations they’ve supported visitinterofoundation.org

About the Intero® brand:

Founded in 2002, Intero Real Estate Services, Inc. has quickly become one of the premier real estate brands in the U.S. In 2004, Intero Franchise Services Inc. began franchising and currently is operating in many of the western states. In 2009, Intero International Franchise Services, LLC embarked on developing territories in Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and the Americas. The companies are private and headquartered in California’s Silicon Valley.

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