By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News
Windermere Stellar, a residential real estate firm, supported 45 charitable organizations in Oregon and Southwest Washington in 2014, and nearly doubled the amount donated in 2013, according to information from its Northeast office.
The company donated a total of $370,000 to organizations supporting low-income children and families. Of that amount, $144,650 went to non-profit groups based in Northeast Portland.
Its largest contribution of $100,000 went to Providence Portland Medical Foundation’s new guest house for families of patients treated at the hospital. Windermere Stellar previously had donated $100,000 for the house.
Other beneficiaries included Friends of the Children, New Avenues for Youth and Bridge Meadows.
Brokers donate a portion of their commissions from each transaction to the Windermere Foundation.
“We are fortunate that each year we have 100 percent participation from our brokers, staff and owners who join together to initiate creative fund-raisers for worthy causes,” said Joan Allen, Windermere co-owner and Windermere Foundation co-chair.
Windermere Stellar has been locally owned and managed for 40 years. Information is at windermereportland.com.