A third generation Eastsider, Bob has a strong dedication to his community. Here are a few ways he has given back to the place he calls home.
Annual Klahanie Food Drive
Bob founded the Annual Klahanie Food Drive in 1988 to benefit the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank. Since that time, the yearly event has provided more than 90 tons (180,000 pounds) of food to needy families in the area. Every year Bob publicizes the event, and then sets up a central location within Klahanie to receive donations. Pumpkins are given away to everyone who donates. Bob gives all the credit to his neighbors: “We couldn’t do this without the community’s generosity”.
Free Community Shredding Events
As a community service, Bob provides a Free Shredding event at his Annual Food Drive. Additionally, the Windermere Issaquah office hosts a Free Shredding Event twice a year, giving residents a way to safely and professionally dispose of sensitive documents they no longer need.
2009 SEATTLE KingCounty REALTORS® Community Service Award
Bob’s ongoing care for the community was recognized in 2009 when he received the SEATTLE KingCounty REALTORS® 2009 Community Service Award.
If you’ve bought or sold a home through Windermere Real Estate, you’re a part of the Windermere Foundation, and you’ve made a positive difference in the lives of your neighbors in need. Every time a Windermere sales associate sells a home, a portion of the commission goes to the Windermere Foundation, a non-profit organization established in 1989. Contributions from Windermere agents combined with contributions from Windermere employees and public supporters have allowed the Windermere Foundation to distribute over $2 million annually in recent years to non-profit agencies dedicated to helping homeless and low-income families.
A significant portion of Windermere Foundation dollars go toward programs that help children. Establishing and funding literacy programs, underwriting the costs of summer camp, and providing basic necessities such as new school shoes, socks, and underwear, are among the many projects that the Windermere Foundation supports.
Windermere Real Estate and the University of Washington are excited to host the women’s crew from the Dutch National Rowing Team, and the men’s crews from Oxford Brookes University, and the University of British Columbia as the challengers for the 32nd annual Windermere Cup Regatta on Saturday, May 5th.
The regatta is held as part of Seattle’s Opening Day of Boating Season and is followed by the Seattle Yacht Club’s Opening Day Boat Parade. This year’s regatta will include 23 races featuring athletes ages 14-70. More than 800 athletes earn a spot to compete in this prestigious event, which culminates with the women’s and men’s Windermere Cup races.