Agents and Offices Donate Over $8 million in 2012
As a proud partner of Childrenâ€™s Miracle Network HospitalsÂ®, RE/MAX, LLC has made a mark – an $8.2 million mark – in contributions to the nonprofit organization over the past year alone.
The partnership between RE/MAX and CMN Hospitals developed in 1992 and has grown continuously since. To date, RE/MAX agents have donated more than $128 million to help fund life-saving treatments with advanced medical equipment, cutting-edge research and continuing education.
â€œMore than 20 years ago, we aligned with an organization that shared the same deeply rooted value of family,â€ said Gail Liniger, RE/MAX Co-Founder and Vice Chair. â€œThe millions of families our agents have helped Childrenâ€™s Miracle Network Hospitals reach is beyond what we ever imagined.â€
RE/MAX has grown to be one of the leading real state franchise companies with nearly 90,000 agents and a global reach of more than 85 countries. To accommodate the interest in helping sick and injured children across the U.S. and Canada, the RE/MAX Miracle HomeÂ® program was launched in 1992. Later, a Miracle PropertyÂ® program was established for RE/MAX Commercial Practitioners.
In 2011, Dave and Gail Liniger received the Childrenâ€™s Miracle Network Founders Award. Only six other individuals had received the award, which recognizes North Americaâ€™s greatest leaders, ranging from CMN Hospital board members and CEOs to fundraising experts.
Last year, RE/MAX and CMN Hospitals designated August as the RE/MAX Month of Miracles. While CMN donations are made year-round, this particular month serves as a reminder to homebuyers and sellers that they can help make a difference too; participating RE/MAX agents will make a donation to CMN Hospitals for each home sold.
â€œRE/MAX Miracle Agents are exceptional because they incorporate the spirit of giving into each business transaction, raising funds year-round,â€ said John Lauck, President and CEO, Childrenâ€™s Miracle Network Hospitals. â€œOur hospitals are benefiting tremendously from the $8.2 million raised in 2012, and weâ€™re thrilled to start our 30th year on a high note.â€
Earlier this month, Childrenâ€™s Miracle Network HospitalsÂ® announced a benchmark year reaching its 2012 goal of $300 million. With record-breaking contributions, a celebration was held at the CMN Hospitals headquarters in Salt Lake City. And, as promised a year ago, Lauck shaved his head in honor of the accomplishment. Overall, Childrenâ€™s Miracle Network HospitalsÂ® has raised $4.7 billion for children and their families.