At the onset of a new decade, the team at Colorado Group Realty is ready to lead the way in the Steamboat community with the approach that they know best, by giving back. CGR's Charitable Foundation released their annual report, which showed over $40,000 in donations to 31 local causes for 2019.
The Foundation prides itself in the spirit of giving, not only with monetary donations, but countless volunteer hours from the real estate team. This year's beneficiaries included Ski for Parkinson's, Partners of Routt County, The Optimist Club, Junior Achievement, RISE, the Humane Society, Hahn's Peak Historical Society, the Tread of the Pioneers Museum and the Chief Theater, among many others.
CGR sponsored the third annual HYPE summit for the Young Professionals Network of Steamboat, which focused on giving attendees a better understanding on how to continue to grow in different aspects of their lives.
Several annual days of giving drew tremendous support at the Fourth of July lemonade stand for the Routt County Humane Society, the CGR Coat Drive for LiftUp and The Parade of Homes.
The recipient of $20,000 from the annual Parade of Homes was Steamboat Creates, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization based at the Depot Arts Center, which is dedicated to promoting arts and culture throughout the Yampa Valley.
"Steamboat Creates is enhancing our community through the incredible programing and initiatives they're spearheading," said Steve Goldman, Chief Executive Officer for Colorado Group Realty. "In particular, their art scholarships for youth align with our mission, to help those in need. Knowing that our donation will enable kids to attend the camps and buy supplies was hugely meaningful to us."
In October, twenty volunteers from Colorado Group Realty collected over 575 coats from local donors, making it the largest drive in the 16 years of CGR's involvement. "I'm grateful that Colorado Group Realty has such a big role in providing an event like this for the public," said Jess Whalen, CGR Charitable Foundation board member and coat drive organizer.
Over the coming decade one thing is certain in the real estate market, Colorado Group Realty will continue to keep giving back to the Yampa Valley community.