MADISON, N.J., March 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — ERA Real Estate, a leading global real estate franchisor, recently recognized ERA Doty Real Estate, which has one office in Jonesboro, Arkansas, for its outstanding corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts over the past year with the 2017 Circle of Light for Community Leadership Award. Broker/owner Steve Doty accepted the award on his team’s behalf at the 2018 ERA® International Business Conference (IBC) held February 19-21 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Circle of Light for Community Leadership Award recognizes ERA companies who give time, raise funds and provide resources to worthy causes. Circle of Light award winners create a culture of civic service within their companies and establish themselves as a philanthropic leader in the areas they serve.
"As real estate professionals, we often find ourselves with our fingers on the pulse of our local communities. ERA Doty Real Estate has made an effort not just to listen, but also to act," said Sue Yannaccone, president and CEO of ERA Real Estate. "Steve Doty and his team have applied their standard of client care to their community, and their commitment to giving back through donations of time and money is admirable."
This past year alone, the ERA Doty Real Estate team conducted numerous community service projects across a wide range of service, including
- Fundraising events that allowed the local Salvation Army to double their facility capacity;
- Sales of MudLOVE #ERAFamily bracelets that raised money to provide fresh water for a year for communities in need and training to repair broken wells in villages that have no water available;
- Monthly meal delivery and a Sweetheart Party for the local senior center;
- A veterans’ brunch in which they partnered with a local public-school group to offer lunch and hospitality to nearly 100 local veterans; and many others.
They also raised more than $14,000 in 2017 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Summer Camp Challenge, for which they were recognized at IBC with a separate MDA Chairman’s Award.
"It was the highlight of my professional career to see my team recognized with this award," said Steve Doty, president and CEO of ERA Doty Real Estate. "I always say that culture is more important than volume, and it all came to realization with what we were able to accomplish last year. I’m truly proud of my team and we plan on doing even more this year."
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