More October 2, 2013

October office events for charity and Foundation fundraising

Summer is officially over, but the season of giving is a year-round commitment for Windermere offices throughout our network. Here are some of the Windermere Foundation events going on during the month of October:

October 2:

Steve Allen Comedy Showcase – Sponsored by Windermere Cronin & Caplan Realty Group, Inc. and the Windermere Foundation. Comedian Martin Short is the headliner for this event at the Portland Art Museum. This annual show, now in its twelfth year, benefits New Avenues for Youth in Portland, Oregon, which provides services to homeless and at-risk youth. More than three million dollars has been raised through this event over the years.

October 4:

Second Annual Fashion Show and Fundraiser – The Windermere Redding office is hosting the second year of this fundraising event at WinRiver Casino to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeastern California and Northern Nevada, and the Alyssa Araiza Wings of Angels Organization in Redding, CA. These organizations provide support and unique life-changing experiences to local children with serious medical conditions. The evening consists of a fashion show by a local boutique, a live auction, and a Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament. Last year’s event raised $20,000.

October 5:

Windermere Foundation Masquerade Ball – The Windermere offices in St. Helens, Scappoose, and Clatskanie host this annual event, now in its eighth year, at the Columbia County Fairgrounds Pavilion in St. Helens, OR. The evening will consist of a charity auction, costume contest, and dancing with live music by the local band Hit Machine. Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit programs for low-income and homeless families in Columbia County. Contact one of the three Windermere offices for more information or to purchase tickets.


October 12:

Fifth Annual Windermere Foundation Oktoberfest Fall Fundraiser – The Windermere Burien, Federal Way, Federal Way West Campus, Kent, Maple Valley, Renton, Renton-Tukwila South, and Windermere Property Management-South offices come together to host this annual event to benefit the Windermere Foundation. The reception, dinner and silent auction will be held at the Fairwood Golf & Country Club in Renton, WA on Saturday, October 12 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Contact one of the eight Windermere offices listed for more information and to purchase tickets.

October 26:

Gifts from the Heart Silent Auction – This is the Windermere Lake Stevens office’s eighth year hosting this event to raise money for local families that they sponsor through the Lake Stevens Family Center during the holiday season. The auction will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Windermere Lake Stevens office located at 9327 4th St NE in Lake Stevens, WA. If you would like to make a donation to this event, please contact Stacy Rysemus at (425) 335-4666 or

Thank you to all who support the Windermere Foundation. Through your generous donations, we are able to give support to local non-profit agencies dedicated to helping homeless and low-income families.