When we're not running around the town doing various real estate transactions or snuggling up at home with our pets (don't judge!) philanthropy and volunteerism is an important part of our lifestyles. We're all involved in a variety of organizations throughout the city, so check out our list and if you're really committed, join a group. You might see us once or twice!
The Dawn White Memorial Scholarship Fund was founded by Jeanne Whipple in 2010 to honor the life of her former business partner, Dawn White, by funding scholarships to the Temple University Real Estate Institute. Receiving individuals will start their Real Estate career with support from inspiration from a professional that embodied the integrity and passion it takes to be a successful Realtor.
The ALS Association is leading the way in fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease through global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships. This is a charity close to Kristin’s heart. Her father, Ned McFeely was diagnosed with ALS in 2010. He lost his ability to walk, speak and eventually breathe on his own. He finally lost his battle with ALS in December 2012. Kristin and her family participate in various fundraisers and events each year including The Walk to Fight ALS in Rehoboth and Ocean City.
For Char’s Life is a non-profit organization that aims to aid in research and educate families about Lupus, as well as helping individuals living with Lupus. Through a series of fund-raising events and sponsorships, For Char’s Life strives to generate financial support to benefit individuals and families by providing them with assistance such as educational grants and scholarships, companionship and emotional support, as well as tangible items such as computers, household goods, groceries and more.
Big Brothers Big Sisters matches at-risk youths with caring, adult role models, with the idea that a one-to-one relationship built on trust and friendship can blossom into a future of unlimited potential. Research proves that children enrolled in Big Brothers Big Sisters programs are more likely to improve in school and in their relationships with family and friends, and less likely to skip school or use illegal drugs or alcohol. Kristin has been a Big Sister though Big Brothers/Big Sisters since 2005. Matched since Amirah was just 8 years old, their relationship has turned from mentor to friend and confidant.
The Philadelphia Orchard Project plants orchards in the city of Philadelphia that grow healthy food, green spaces and community food security. Orchards are planted in formerly vacant lots, community gardens, schoolyards, and other spaces, almost exclusively in low-wealth neighborhoods where people lack access to fresh fruit.