Allen Tate Realtors in the Triangle recently raised $15,000 to benefit public education as part of the company’s 18th Annual FUNday event.
For the past 18 years, Allen Tate agents, employees and guests have gathered each FUNday and “paid to play” to raise money for local public education organizations. This year, four separate regional FUNday events will take place through the company’s footprint in North and South Carolina. To date, FUNday has raised more than $1.52 million for public education across the Carolinas.
More than 150 people attended the Triangle event, an evening in Old Hollywood held October 8 at Carolina Country Club in Raleigh. The festivities included a silent auction, reverse raffle, wine pull, blackjack tournament and reception, plus an exhibition by professional ballroom dancers.
“We went back in time to the glamour of Old Hollywood, and many attendees embraced the theme. Everyone danced to the music of DJ Bob Graves and learned a few new steps. The silent auction was, once again, a big success. The two final ticket holders in the reverse raffle agreed to split the $1,500 prize,” said Susan “Bootsie” Harris, FUNday Triangle event chairperson. “We had representation from each of our beneficiary organizations who were so appreciative of the support Allen Tate continues to give to public education in the Triangle region.”
Local education organizations that will benefit from Allen Tate FUNday dollars include the Poe Center for Health Education, WakeEd Partnership, Communities in Schools – Wake County, Communities in Schools – Durham County and Communities in Schools – Orange County.
FUNday is made possible through the support of national, regional and local sponsors.
Company-level sponsors included 2-10 Warranty, Artisan Signs & Graphics, Canon Solutions America, Metro Life Guide, Office Depot, Quantum Digital, Realtor.com, TelWare Corporation and United Printing.
Triangle event sponsors included AgriWaste Technologies, Bob Graves and Music Transit Authority, Brentwood Carpet/Flooring America, Hilldrup Relocation Services, HH Hunt Homes, KB Homes, Lennar Homes, NANDO Media Company, Piedmont Service Group, The South Law Firm, Steampro and Westgate Chrysler Jeep Dodge.