Windermere Foundation Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Charity Challenge

HENDERSON, Nev. – In recognition of the Windermere Foundation’s 25th anniversary, Windermere Real Estate is hosting its Charity Challenge from March 17 to April 4, providing 21 nonprofit organizations in the Western United States with opportunities to receive $25,000 donations.

YMCA of Southern Nevada is among the finalists participating for a chance to win a $25,000 donation in the Arizona, Utah and Nevada region. Windermere Real Estate Nevada nominated the local nonprofit organization as a finalist.

At the end of the Charity Challenge, the nonprofit organizations that earn the most online votes in each of the contest’s five regions will each receive $25,000, totaling $125,000 in donations from the Windermere Foundation.

Community members are encouraged to vote online for their favorite nonprofit organizations by visiting the Windermere Real Estate Facebook page.

“The Charity Challenge reflects Windermere’s ongoing commitment to supporting valuable community organizations that provide assistance to low-income and homeless families,” said Robyn Yates, co-president of Windermere Real Estate Nevada. “We expect these donations to have a significant and lasting impact on the communities we serve.”

The Windermere Foundation is the nonprofit arm of Windermere Real Estate, one of the largest independent real estate companies in the nation with more than 7,000 agents and 300 offices throughout the Western U.S.

For the past 25 years, the Windermere Foundation has donated a portion of the proceeds from every home purchased or sold through Windermere to support low-income and homeless families in communities throughout the Western U.S. The Windermere Foundation encompasses 10 states and has raised more than $26 million for nonprofit organizations that provide shelter, clothing, children’s programs, emergency assistance and other services to those in need.

To learn more about the competing nonprofit organizations and to vote online, visit

About Windermere Real Estate

Windermere Real Estate is ranked as the largest regional real estate company in the Western U.S., with over 300 offices and 7,000 agents serving communities in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Mexico. In 2012, Windermere closed over 65,000 transactions for more than $20 billion in sales volume. The Windermere family has a proud heritage of serving our neighbors via the Windermere Foundation, which funds services for low-income and homeless families. Since 1989, the Windermere Foundation has contributed more than $26 million toward improving lives in the communities where we live and work. For more information, visit

Windermere Real Estate entered the Southern Nevada real estate market in 2004. The company now has four offices in Southern Nevada: Windermere Prestige Properties, Windermere Lake Las Vegas, Windermere Anthem Hills and Windermere Excellence in Summerlin. The local Windermere offices are consistently recognized among the best places to work in Southern Nevada by leading local publications. For more information, visit