Agents Donate $46K+ [2015]

Local Real Estate Agents Donate $46,400 to Local Charities


(SAN RAMON, Calif.) The PCC Foundation* (PCCF), a non-profit group, received $46,400 in donations from the sales professionals at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Drysdale Properties and awarded 16 charities with grant certificates. The announcement was made by Marsha Wehrenberg, PCCF President, at an annual Drysdale Properties grant and awards ceremony on February 24, 2015 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 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 better places to live.”

For more information about the PCC Foundation, email

The following non-profit organizations were awarded grants in the amount of $2,900 each:
  1. The Bedford Center, Antioch
  2. Benicia Community Action Council, Benicia
  3. Berkeley Food & Housing Project, Berkeley
  4. Community Action of Napa Valley Food Bank, Napa
  5. Contra Costa Interfaith Housing, Walnut Creek
  6. Emerson House, Tracy
  7. Genesis House, Vallejo
  8. Interfaith Council of Solano County, Heath House Homeless Shelter, Fairfield
  9. Loaves and Fishes, Concord
  10. The Oakland Food Pantry, Oakland
  11. Rebuilding Together East Bay-North, Berkeley
  12. Rehabilitation Services of Northern California, Pleasant Hill
  13. Shelter, Inc., Martinez
  14. South Hayward Parish, Hayward
  15. Trinity Center, Walnut Creek
  16. Winter Nights Shelter, Walnut Creek

Below is a list of grant recipients from previous years:

  1. Bay Area & Western Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America, Palo Alto
  2. Bayview Hunters Point Multipurpose Senior Services, San Francisco
  3. Building Futures with Women and Children, San Leandro
  4. Casa de Esperanza, Richmond
  5. Manna Ministries, Los Banos
  6. McHenry House, Tracy
  7. Meals on Wheels and Senior Outreach Services, Walnut Creek
  8. Oakland House of Ruth, Oakland
  9. Open Heart Kitchen, Livermore
  10. Ruby’s Place Inc., Hayward
  11. St. Mark’s Church/House of Hope
  12. Serve the City, San Francisco
  13. SHARE Cupboard Food Pantry, Concord
  14. STAND to Families Free of Violence, Concord
  15. Tri-Valley Haven, Livermore
  16. Youth Homes Inc., Walnut Creek

*PCC Foundation stands for Prudential California Community Foundation.  


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