Windermere Nurtures the Well-being of LWSD Students

Explore how Windermere’s commitment to community support and their generous grant to LWSF’s Pantry Packs Program are positively impacting local students.

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At Windermere, they’re not just in the business of real estate; they’re also in the business of giving back to the community. 

This year, Windermere and its Foundation awarded a $15,000 grant to support LWSF’s Pantry Packs Program. This substantial contribution translates into the provision of thousands of weekend food packs, addressing the critical needs of food-insecure students in our community.

Windermere’s commitment to community support is deeply rooted in its values. The Windermere Foundation was established in 1989 as a way to give back and create lasting change in the communities they serve.

Many may not realize the extent of Windermere’s philanthropic efforts. Over the past four decades, the Windermere Foundation has donated over $50 million to more than 500 organizations. Their primary focus is on helping low-income and homeless families. This commitment reflects their desire to address some of the most pressing issues facing their communities.

Windermere has been awarding grants to the Pantry Packs program since 2017. What inspires Windermere to provide generous support year after year? According to real estate brokers Lara Brown and Tricia Ebert, the Windermere Foundation’s focus is on nonprofits that provide the most “bang for the buck.” Children are their highest priority, and they recognize the importance of supporting all-volunteer staff efforts like the Pantry Packs program.

Founded in Seattle, Winderemere feels a strong connection to the local area and is dedicated to supporting it. The Lake Washington School District, serving over local 30,000 students, families, and staff, holds a special place in Windermere’s heart.

If you want to find out more about Windermere and their philanthropic efforts, you can visit their website at www.windermere/foundation. There, you can explore their initiatives, learn about their mission, and see how Windermere is actively making a difference in the communities they call home.

Bonnie is the Communications and Programs Coordinator for Lake Washington Schools Foundation.

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