For 57 years, Allen Tate Realtors® have been committed to providing the best customer service experience to buyers and sellers. For the past 16 years, Allen Tate has also made a commitment to public education, raising more than $1.38 million to benefit public schools throughout the Carolinas.
In October, Allen Tate Realtors from across the Carolinas gathered for the company’s annual FUNday fundraisers, raising $125,000 for local education organizations and foundations. Since 1999, agents have come together each fall and “paid to play” and participate in events ranging from tennis, cornhole and raffles, to a cake walk, tailgate competition and silent auction.
In 2011, Allen Tate changed the FUNday format to two regional events – one in the Charlotte region and one in the Triad. This year, FUNday became three events – each as unique as the company’s Realtors and the local communities and clients they serve.
Allen Tate agents in the Charlotte and Upstate S.C. regions gathered October 2 at the Springs Dairy Barn in Fort Mill, S.C. for a traditional FUNday event, with outdoor activities and silent and live auctions. On October 4, Allen Tate Triangle agents elected a day of service, helping renovate the Poe Center for Health Education in Raleigh, with companion events including a community garage sale to raise additional funds. Later that evening, Allen Tate Triad agents held a reception with a silent and live auction to raise money.
In total, more than 600 Allen Tate agents participated across the company footprint.
“I am always impressed, but never surprised, by the commitment and generosity of our agents. This past FUNday also demonstrated to me how extremely innovative and resourceful they are. FUNday has become not just a day of play, but a year-round mindset of giving,” said Pat Riley, president and chief operating officer, Allen Tate Company.
FUNday is part of the Tate Cares giving initiative, along with the company’s annual combined giving campaign each spring to benefit arts and cultural organizations and United Way agencies.