SHELTON, Conn. – (Jan. 28, 2008) –
The William Raveis
Breast Cancer Research Fund celebrated a recent milestone as it announced reaching a total of $1 million in funds collected since the non-profit organization was created in 2004.“We’re proud to announce that, what was only an idea just four years ago, has grown into a wonderfully successful endeavor,” said Carolyn Deal, president of William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance. “The William Raveis Breast Cancer Research Fund continues to prosper thanks to the many individuals who have joined us in our commitment to advance the search for a cure.”Sponsored by the William Raveis Charitable Fund, Inc., the William Raveis Breast Cancer Research Fund is a private, non-profit organization created in 2004.The fund continues to grow through company wide fundraisers, monetary donations, office fundraising events and employee contributions. William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance also donates a portion of each real estate commission to the fund, as well as a portion of each dollar spent through the William Raveis Rewards American Express® and Visa® cards. In early 2007 alone, a total of $180,000 was donated to beneficiaries in Connecticut and Massachusetts.The William Raveis Family of Companies attributes its success to a consistent emphasis on integrity, service and experience. Offering one-stop shopping for its clients, William Raveis provides mortgage, insurance and closing/title services, all with the additional ability to earn points, services and cash back via the company’s own Visa®/Bank of America credit card, a part of the William Raveis Rewards program. The firm’s website, raveis.com, offers homebuyers property comparisons, price per square foot calculations, online appointment scheduling, online home value capabilities, interactive neighborhood mapping of all active and sold listings, relocation information and the ability to conveniently search more than 100,000 properties listed through various multiple listing services. With the recent launch of a new interactive widget and RSS technology, the site is now capable of delivering the latest customized listing and mortgage rate notifications directly to customers’ computer desktops and favorite RSS readers. Annually, raveis.com attracts more than 5 million visitors worldwide.William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance is New England’s largest privately held, family-owned real estate firm. With a 2007 estimated sales volume of $5.5 billion, the innovative company is nationally recognized as an industry leader and is dedicated to providing an unparalleled real estate experience to its customers. Since 1974, the firm’s 1,900 highly trained sales professionals have been dedicated to strengthening their position as industry leaders in technology, marketing and REALTOR® education. The company has 59 offices, including two affiliates, in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Future plans entail expansion into New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.