Agents Donate $50,400 [2016]

Local Real Estate Agents Donate $50,400 to Local Charities


The Prudential California Community Foundation (PCCF), a non-profit group, received $50,400 in donations from the sales professionals at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Drysdale Properties and awarded 18 charities with grant certificates. The announcement was made by Marsha Wehrenberg, PCCF President, at an annual Drysdale Properties grant ceremony on February 17, 2016 at the Lesher Center for the Arts.

The foundation was conceived January 2011 and is funded by individual donations from Drysdale Properties real estate agents, who contribute a portion of their commissions from every closed transaction as an expression of their personal commitment to the communities in which they live and serve. The foundation provides grants to local charities that provide short-term and long-term housing and/or food for the needy, and represent a wide geographic area. Grant recipients were chosen through a nomination process.

This is the fourth year of grants and we're pleased that, through the gracious donations of agents, we were able to increase the number of charities who received grants,” said Gretchen Pearson, President/CEO of Drysdale Properties. “It is one of our core values to give back to the communities in which we serve, and these grants, along with our community day participation and many other individual efforts, help accomplish this purpose. I’m proud of all the agents who support these efforts to make our communities a better place to live.

The following non-profit organizations were awarded grants in the amount of $2,800 each:

  • Sunday Friends Foundation, San Jose
  • Benicia Community Action Council, Benicia
  • Food Runners, San Francisco
  • Riverbank Christian Food Sharing Inc., Riverbank
  • Share Food Pantry, Concord
  • Shelter Inc. Of Contra Costa County, Concord
  • Weave Inc., Sacramento
  • We Care Program, Turlock
  • Second Harvest Food Bank, Manteca
  • Community Housing & Shelter Services , Modesto
  • Evelyn Mount's Community Outreach, Reno
  • Heather House, Fairfield
  • Community Action of Napa Food Bank, Napa
  • Maitri, Santa Clara
  • Tri-Valley Haven, Livermore
  • Southern Solano Alcohol Center, Vallejo
  • Building Futures, San Leandro
  • Fighting Back Partnership, Vallejo

Below is a list of grant recipients from previous years:

  • Bay Area & Western Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America, Palo Alto
  • Bayview Hunters Point Multipurpose Senior Services, San Francisco
  • Benicia Community Action Council, Benicia
  • Berkeley Food & Housing Project, Berkeley
  • Building Futures with Women and Children, San Leandro
  • Community Action of Napa Valley Food Bank, Napa
  • Contra Costa Interfaith Housing, Walnut Creek
  • Casa de Esperanza, Richmond
  • Emerson House, Tracy
  • Genesis House, Vallejo
  • Interfaith Council of Solano County, Heath House Homeless Shelter, Fairfield
  • Loves and Fishes, Concord
  • Manna Ministries, Los Banos
  • McHenry House, Tracy
  • Meals no Wheels and Senior Outreach Services, Walnut Creek
  • Oakland House of Ruth, Oakland
  • Open Heart Kitchen, Livermore
  • Rebuilding Together East Bay-North, Berkeley
  • Rehabilitation Services of Northern California, Pleasant Hill
  • Ruby's Place Inc, Hayward
  • Shelter, Inc., Martinez
  • St. Mark's Church/House of Hope
  • Serve the City, San Francisco
  • SHARE Cupboard Food Pantry, Concord
  • South Hayward Parish, Hayward
  • STAND to Families Free of Violence, Concord
  • The Bedford Center, Antioch
  • The Oakland Food Pantry, Oakland
  • Tri-Valley Haven, Livermore
  • Trinity Center, Walnut Creek
  • Winter Nights Shelter, Walnut Creek
  • Youth Homes Inc., Walnut Creek

For more information about The PCC Foundation please email:, call 888-696-1776 or visit

*PCC Foundation stands for Prudential California Community Foundation. 


About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Drysdale Properties

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Drysdale Properties is a fast-growing real estate brokerage. Founded in 2005, the company is home to over 900 sales professionals in 35 offices serving 25 counties across Northern California and Nevada. Aligning with the best, providing highest and best use practices, and creating a culture of gratitude are core philosophies. In addition to buying and selling services, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Drysdale Properties also offers the Drysdale Edge - a full-service transactional excellence experience for today's dynamic real estate market.

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