By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News
The Windermere Foundation donated nearly $200,000 to 40 non-profit organizations in Oregon and Southwest Washington in 2013, including several in Northeast Portland, according to Joan Allen, foundation co-chair and co-owner of Windermere Cronin & Caplan Realty Group Inc.
Funds were provided to organizations supporting low-income and homeless children and families, with $71,515 going to non-profit groups based in Northeast Portland.
“The agents in our company,” Allen said, “initiated creative ways to raise money for all these worthy causes, having fun together with a common goal of strengthening our community.”
Ideas are being generated for 2014 fund raising to continue the Windermere Foundation’s purpose of building and sustaining strong local communities, she said.
The foundation supports programs on the north Oregon coast, West Linn, Lake Oswego and Vancouver Washington, as well as Portland.