The MSC Foundation, the philanthropic arm of leading luxury real estate brokerage Michael Saunders & Company, proudly announces that it has exceeded $1 million in grant distributions since its inception in 2011. Additionally, during the mid-year grant cycle council meeting this week, it was announced the Foundation will grant non-profit organizations throughout Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte counties with $85,052 marking the largest distribution in any grant cycle. Combined with past grant distributions, the total amount given by the MSC Foundation is $1,042,430, exceeding the initial goal set to commemorate its 10th anniversary. With contributions from Michael Saunders & Company’s more than 650 agents and 120 employees, the selected 501c3 organizations fulfilled the MSC Foundation’s mission to improve the lives of people in the communities they serve by providing funds to organizations that offer shelter, sustenance, education and a path to self-sufficiency.
“It is a proud moment, not just for The MSC Foundation to be able to distribute this record-breaking amount of funds to community organizations, but for Michael Saunders & Company sales associates and staff who contributed this grant cycle,” said company president, Drayton Saunders, and the vice president of the foundation. “We are thankful for our team of agents and staff who give both time and resources to the communities we serve on the Gulf Coast.”
Since launching in 2011, the MSC Foundation has provided grant distribution funds to 227 organizations across Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte and Lee counties – ranging from youth and family services to underserved arts and literacy programs (a full list of which can be found at www.michaelsaunders.com/msc-foundation). Agents and employees who wish to contribute have the option of giving by way of their salary, sales commission or through one-time donations throughout each cycle. They can then sponsor grant applications to the council that oversees the day-to-day management of the Foundation and review grant requests.
Photo Courtesy of Michael Saunders & Company and shows Michael Saunders & Company with grant recipients