Silent Auction Pays off for Family-Focused Charity
Associa, the leader in community management, recently held a silent auction in conjunction with its 2010 Summer Conference in San Francisco, Calif. In addition to raising more than $19,000 through the auction for non-profit organization, Associa Cares, awards were given out to thank the Associa companies and individuals who contributed to Associa Cares throughout the year.
Both Morris Property Management of Brentwood, Tenn., and Kramer-Triad Management Group of Ann Arbor, Mich., were honored for hosting the most company fundraisers in 2009, while Morris Property Management and Equity Management of Temecula, Calif., had the highest percentage of employee contributions via payroll deduction.
Community Management Corporation and Select Community Services both of Chantilly, Va. and Legum & Norman of Alexandria, Va., all garnered recognition for the most contributions raised throughout the last year.
"As the nation's leader in community management, it goes without saying that Associa should be actively involved in the community," said Associa Cares President Joey Carona. "Associa is fortunate to have many generous employees, vendors and other donors who continually participate in and donate to Associa Cares."
Nearly 100 silent auction prizes were donated by vendors and employees including professional sports tickets, an Apple iPad, Apple iPods, travel packages, and restaurant gift cards.
"The money raised at the event was tremendous and the next step will be identifying families in need to whom Associa Cares can donate the funds," added Carona.
Associa Cares is a national non-profit organization with a mission to lend support and assistance to families in crisis as a result of man-made or natural disasters. Donations provided by individuals and events such as this silent auction allows Associa Cares to provide necessary goods and services to families in crisis. If community members know of a family who has been the victim of a natural or man-made disaster, go directly to firstname.lastname@example.org to submit a request.
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