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Lehigh Valley Zoo
August 3, 2017
Pictured from the left: Janice Kavounas, Tricia Reed and Melissa Borland.
Coldwell Banker Heritage Real Estate is a local, family owned and operated real estate company doing business in the Lehigh Valley, Pocono, Bucks County, Berks County and New Jersey areas for 40 years. This year, in addition to residential and commercial marketing/sales, relocation services and property management, they have ventured into supporting a different kind of home – the home of the Bobcat at the Lehigh Valley Zoo. Pictured above are Janice Kavounas, VP of Operations and Tricia Reed, Allentown Office Manager presenting Melissa Borland, President/CEO of the Lehigh Valley Zoo with their first donation as a result of a completed transaction through the Lehigh Valley Zoo Affinity Group at Coldwell Banker Heritage.
The Lehigh Valley Zoo is a non-profit organization located in the heart of the Trexler Nature Preserve in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. Its core purpose is to help save species from extinction. They are accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the international organization that sets the highest standards for zoos and aquariums. The Lehigh Valley Zoo works with the Species Survival Program (SSP) and AZA which allows them to provide quality care to many endangered species as well as share their resources and important conservation messaging with both their guests and in the field.
Coldwell Banker Heritage Real Estate’s involvement with the zoo began with a phone call from Doreen Carl, Development Director of the Lehigh Valley Zoo. Doreen was on a mission seeking sponsors to support the zoo.
In addition to sponsoring the home of the bobcat, Janice Kavounas introduced the zoo to a new avenue for the generation of funds through the Coldwell Banker Heritage Affinity Program. Kavounas states, “Our Affinity Program is really a great opportunity for all non -profit organizations! It is very simple. Any organization with a 501(c)(3) status can become a member of our Affinity Program. As a member of our program, when the organization refers anyone to us for listing or selling real estate, we promise a donation in the amount of 20% of our income on the sale when the transaction closes.”
So, if you would like to support the zoo and you or someone you know has a need to sell or buy real estate, call Annette Roll, Director of Relocation Services at 610-398-3744 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Simply state that you would like to buy or sell a property through the Lehigh Valley Zoo Affinity Group.
If your organization would like more information on how you can become a member of the Coldwell Banker Heritage Real Estate Affinity Program, contact Annette Roll. She will be happy to discuss the program with you.