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June 10th, 2014 at 10:51 am

This May signaled the beginning of an exciting time for many deserving local charities, as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties formed the Ventura chapter of The Charitable Foundation. “Now that we have our chapter in place the agents in our office can hold fundraisers as well as have donations taken directly out of their commissions,” noted Lyle Elliott, manager of the Ventura office.

With over 75 agents in the Ventura office, the potential impact on the community is profound. “Our office is comprised of a group of dedicated professionals who never miss a chance to serve the communities where they live and work,” added Elliott. “The fact that it will be even easier for them to donate to charity now will bring about a positive change for numerous people in need.”

The announcement was made at the inaugural meeting of the board of directors on May 15. “It was very moving to be a part of this and I’m confident that our agents will make it a success,” said Natalie Hill, manager of The Charitable Foundation. “It’s an honor for me to recognize the new chapter’s board members, which include Hope Avery, Matt Capritto, Ellyn Dembowski, Donna O’Neil, Mark Ouchi, and Clark Owens, as I couldn’t imagine a better group of people to lead the foundation’s efforts in Ventura.”

Backed by the agents and staff at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, The Charitable Foundation supports local organizations that promote health, education, community, and the environment. Since its inception the charity has provided over 1000 grants, in excess of $4 million, to make a beneficial and constructive impact on the community.

For information about the charities and causes supported by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, or to find out how to get involved, please visit www.TheCharitableFoundation.net.

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