For 56 years now, the Allen Tate Companies have always placed community giving at the forefront of our mission and our every action. Our Realtors® and employees have generously supported annual campaigns to benefit arts and culture organizations and United Way agencies, as well as public education through our annual FUNDay event held each fall.
Something else we’ve always prided ourselves on is continually supporting workplace giving which across the country has been falling out of favor. Our “three-legged stool” of giving under one umbrella, Tate Cares, was kicked off at our annual sales convention in March to benefit our cultural and United Way campaigns.
I’m honored to report that our combined campaign was a huge success – raising more than $110,000 in total for both initiatives. I’m also very happy to report that this total is more than the amount raised in 2012. Not only did our agents and employees embrace the opportunity to give, but they also saw the importance of giving to both of these very important causes insuring the quality of life that make the Carolinas so special and such an “in-migration” magnet.
I’m proud of what we represent at Allen Tate Companies. I’m proud of the competent co-chairs of our first Tate Cares campaign: Kim Overman, branch leader for the Allen Tate Steele Creek office in Charlotte, and Sandra O’Connor, branch leader for the AllenTateGreenValley office in Greensboro. And I’m most proud of our agents and employees, who dug deeply to insure the economic vitality of our growing communities.
By Pat Riley (President and Chief Operating Officer)