Allen Tate Realtors®in Upstate South Carolina recently raised more than $32,000 to benefit public education, as part of the company’s 20th Annual FUNday event.
For the past two decades, Allen Tate agents, employees and guests have gathered each FUNday and “paid to play” to raise money for local public education organizations. This year, four separate regional FUNday events will be held through the company’s footprint in North and South Carolina. To date, FUNday has raised more than $1.85 million for public education across the Carolinas (not including proceeds from 2017 events).
More than 200 people attended the Upstate event, Hats off to Education, held September 28 at the Old Cigar Warehouse in Greenville, S.C. Attendees wore a variety of hats while participating in silent and live auctions, a diamond drop, wine pull and restaurant raffle. Trophies were awarded for the Most Elegant, Most Flamboyant and Most Hilarious hats.
“We are fortunate to be able to raise funds for public education to help our Upstate children. I am grateful to our agents, sponsors and volunteers who made this event possible through giving of their time and treasure,” said Jennifer A. Hicks, FUNday Upstate event chairperson.
“These contributions will allow today’s students to improve themselves so they may, one day, pay it forward to the next generation,” said Hicks.
Local education organizations that will benefit from Allen Tate FUNday dollars include Greenville, Pickens, Spartanburg and Anderson school districts, Public Education Partners and Overbrook Child Development Center.
FUNday is made possible through the support of national, regional and local sponsors.
Masters-level FUNday sponsors included Artisan Signs and Graphics, Breaux & Callahan Real Estate Law, Canon, Carolina Realty Signs, Heckman Law Firm and Telware.
Allen Tate is the Carolinas’ largest real estate company with five offices in the Upstate – Greenville-Downtown, Greenville-Woodruff Road, Easley-Powdersville, Greer and Simpsonville – and total of 44 offices in North and South Carolina.