Madison, NJ, January 28, 2021
Peter L. Mosca
Today, Century 21 Real Estate LLC announced that in 2020 the CENTURY 21® System collectively raised more than $2.5 million for Easterseals, an organization that for more than 100 years has been providing exceptional services, education, outreach and advocacy so people with disabilities can live, learn, work and thrive in their communities. Since the inception of this philanthropic partnership in 1979, the CENTURY 21 network's independent franchisees and affiliated relentless sales professionals have collaborated to raise a total of $129 million. As the brand celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2021, it also commemorates its 42 years of partnership with Easterseals, one of America's largest nonprofit health care organizations providing comprehensive health care services and supports wellness to more than 1.5 million individuals with disabilities and their families annually.
"Easterseals is an integral part of our history of innovation and transforming the way real estate is done because they, like us, have affiliates in local communities that deliver extraordinary outcomes-based services and experiences to their customers, the one in four Americans living with disability today," said Michael Miedler, president and chief executive officer of Century 21 Real Estate. "Helping others thrive is baked into the overall mindset of our family of sales professionals that call the CENTURY 21 brand home."
"Our friends in the CENTURY 21 brand are truly relentless," said Angela F. Williams, Easterseals President and CEO, referring to the $2.5 million raised during the pandemic. "We are grateful to the CENTURY 21 System for their commitment to Easterseals, ensuring that support for services critical to children and adults with disabilities -- regardless of age or ability – is available so they are 100% included in their communities and 100% empowered to reach their potential in life."
In 2020, for the seventh consecutive year, the top three Easterseals fundraisers from the CENTURY 21 System were:
This is the 24th straight year that CENTURY 21 Town & Country has held the top spot among brokerages for fundraising efforts to benefit Easterseals. In fact, in 2020, CENTURY 21 Town & Country raised a record $1,638,574.
This year, 13 of the Top 21 leading the CENTURY 21® System fundraisers are Canadian firms, led by CENTURY 21 B.J. Roth in Ontario. The "Top 21" North American Fundraisers for Easterseals in 2020 are:
Special recognition of the achievements of the "Top 21" companies, and all other CENTURY 21 network companies who raised funds for Easterseals in 2020, will occur throughout the year at virtual (and hopefully live events) as well as on the CENTURY 21 System internal and external communications channels.
Driven by its purpose to change the way the world defines and views disability, Easterseals makes profound, positive differences in the lives of people with disabilities every day through its life-changing services and powerful advocacy. For more than 100 years, Easterseals has been an indispensable resource for children and adults with disabilities, veterans, seniors, their families, and their communities. Together, its national network of 67 Affiliates serves 1.5 million people annually through high-quality community- and home-based services that include early intervention; autism services; workforce development programs; medical rehabilitation including physical, occupational and speech therapies; behavioral health services; adult day programs; and much more. In schools, workplaces, and communities, Easterseals is fostering environments where everyone is included and valued – making a real and positive impact on us all. Join us in ensuring that everyone – regardless of age or ability – is 100% included and 100% empowered to reach their potential and participate in society. Learn more at www.easterseals.com.
About Century 21 Real Estate LLC
The approximately 146,000 independent sales professionals in approximately 13,000 offices spanning 84 countries and territories in the CENTURY 21® System live their mission every day: to defy mediocrity and deliver extraordinary experiences. By consistently chasing excellence, giving 121% and always elevating, the CENTURY 21 brand is helping its affiliated brokers/agents to be the first choice for real estate consumers and industry professionals worldwide. Century 21 Real Estate has numerous websites to help answer specific consumer needs. They are century21.com, century21.com/global, century21.com/commercial, century21.com/finehomes and century21.com/espanol.