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Realty Austin Unveils Commitment to Foundation Communities and Helps Raise Record-Breaking $813,878 for the Local Nonprofit

Trendsetting Brokerage Rolls Out Match Fund to Assist Growing Number of Families in Need of Affordable Housing; Gaining the Austin Nonprofit Organization a Historic 60% Increase in Donations at Annual Fundraiser

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Realty Austin and Foundation Communities announce final results of their match fund partnership. Together they celebrate a record-breaking $813,878 total funds pledged at the local nonprofit's annual fundraiser.

Earlier this year, Realty Austin and its team of agents rolled out their plan for a new match fund initiative in collaboration with Foundation Communities. Co-owners Jonathan and Yvette Boatwright generously matched $30,000 in contributions by their kindhearted team of real estate agents and staff for a total of $60,000.

This match fund, in turn, served as inspiration for the nearly 700 guests at Foundation Communities' annual fundraiser to become Home Builders, multi-year donors at any level who enable the organization to grow in planned, strategic ways over time. The results gained the Austin nonprofit a historic 60% increase in total donations and a 178% increase in new Home Builders.

Yvette Boatwright, co-owner of Realty Austin said, "Foundation Communities is a true hero in Austin. The organization continues to make a positive and lasting impact in the lives of our neighbors who are struggling to make ends meet. Our team is proud to be working hand-in-hand with Foundation Communities on a solution for our city."

Foundation Communities brings awareness and solutions to the crisis of affordable housing in Austin. Since opening their doors nearly 25 years ago, the local nonprofit has helped over 2,600 families and individuals - including 228 formerly homeless children - find a home and a better quality of life.

Walter Moreau, Executive Director of Foundation Communities said, "Jonathan and Yvette have been supporters of Foundation Communities for a long time now. They came to us and said they wanted to do more to help us meet the growing need for affordable housing in Austin. We were thrilled to partner with their booming local business for our one fundraising event of the year, and it was a huge success. Realty Austin helped us inspire more people than ever to give. We are incredibly grateful for their partnership and generosity."

Realty Austin is no stranger to innovation and applying new strategies to mainstream methods. Its reputation as an early adopter to thinking outside of the box is well known in the residential housing market and local technology landscape. The firm plans to continue its philanthropic initiatives in 2013 and beyond.

Jonathan Boatwright, co-owner of Realty Austin said, "Helping Walter and Foundation Communities remains a top priority for our team. It is a core organization of our community and we are proud to roll up our sleeves to help them succeed. As a Home Builder for the past five years, Yvette and I have been passionate about their mission, and believe its vision is long-lasting into the future of Austin."

About Realty Austin

Realty Austin is the fastest growing real estate company in Austin with over $800M in sales in 2012, ranking as Austin's second highest producing agency in just eight short years. Realty Austin is headquartered in downtown Austin with locations in Westlake and Lake Travis, expanding into Southwest and Northwest Austin in 2013. Visited more than 10,000 times per day, realtyaustin.com is the most widely used home search website in Austin. Realty Austin's team consists of 170 full-time, high-producing agents who were hand-selected for their real estate experience, market knowledge and career accomplishments. Realty Austin is the most innovative and progressive real estate company in Austin, uniquely suited for its high tech, home grown culture. For more information, visit realtyaustin.com or call 512.241.1300. Become a fan on Facebook at facebook.com/realtyaustin.

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Realty Austin
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