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Community Action Archives

Here are a few ways Select Realty gives back each year:

2012 marks the very first year of Community Fund contributions! For the year 2012, Select Realty donated $1,565 from the Community Fund as well as participated in and/ donated to the following programs and charities:

  • MAPS (Marquette Area Public Schools) Turkey Trot
  • a Marquette beautification donation
  • donation to the Warming Center
  • various monetary donations assisting at least 30 local families
  • Gift of Reading
  • Running for a Reason
  • Hematites Football
  • TV6 Canathon
  • RPAC (REALTOR® Political Action Committee)

For the year 2013, Select Realty donated $2,967 from the Community Fund as well as participated in and/ donated to the following programs and charities:

  • Iron Ore Heritage Trail support
  • Room at the Inn
  • a Marquette beautification donation
  • Gift of Reading 
  • various gift baskets as prizes for local benefits and fundraisers
  • monetary donations to six local families
  • Zanetti and Henriksen Memorial Scholarships 
  • Zanetti Run/ Walk sponsor
  • school supply drive
  • Marquette’s Haunted Hayride
  • MAPS Turkey Trot
  • Rotary golf
  • Bike Night for the Special Olympics
  • Wounded Warrior
  • Salvation Army
  • Running for a Reason
  • TV6 Canathon
  • RPAC auction

Since the establishment of the Community Fund in 2012, Select Realty has shared over $7,900 with the community. For the year 2014, Select Realty donated $3,420 from the Community Fund as well as participated in and/ donated to the following programs and charities:

  • Room at the Inn
  • Bike Night for the Special Olympics
  • Select agents acted as transaction coordinators, commission free, to assist UPAWS (U.P. Animal Welfare Shelter) and the Marquette County Fairgrounds
  • Stuff the School Bus (Stuff the Bus) and Operation Back Pack
  • food drive with an Orlich Office Complex BBQ to raise funds for local food pantries
  • a local ice bucket challenge (similar to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge) to raise funds for UPHH (U.P. Home Health & Hospice), UPAWS and the Beacon House
  • Zanetti and Henriksen Memorial Scholarships
  • Marquette’s Haunted Hayride
  • TV6 Canathon
  • Gwinn Volleyball
  • Special Olympics
  • monetary donations to 18 local families
  • Rotary golf
  • RPAC

For the year 2015, Select Realty donated $8,540 from the Community Fund as well as participated in and/ donated to the following programs and charities:

  • Select Realty agents and staff volunteered their time at Marquette’s Haunted Hayride, sponsored by Andi Goriesky and her husband, James Goriesky
  • donated $1,000 worth of food and paper supplies to Thrivent Financial; these items helped children in need over the holiday break
  • participated in the Rock the Socks campaign: collected 228 pairs of socks to donate to local charities, adult socks were donated to Room at the Inn & children’s socks went to Great Lakes Recovery Centers along with a check from our community fund
  • a $760 check for the Dollar a Deal fundraiser (Select Realty donated $2 per every closed deal in 2015) was given to Room at the Inn
  • a drop-off location for the TV6 Canathon, Select collected hundreds of canned goods that went to families in need as well as purchased food for the drive with an allowance from the Community Fund
  • agents and staff participated in the NMU (Northern Michigan University) Make a Difference Day and raked leaves in the yards of community members
  • Select Realty’s Kindness Committee handed out carnations to strangers to help brighten their day
  • “adopted” girls between the ages of 7 and 14 through the Salvation Army and bought a variety of toys and exciting presents for them to open on Christmas
  • donated $300 of Christmas items to St. Vincent De Paul in Ishpeming to help less fortunate families who needed Christmas presents for their children
  • prepared a meal and served it to guests at Room at the Inn
  • UPAWS
  • donation to the Warming Center
  • donation to the Beacon House
  • Homeless & Hungry Children donation
  • donation to Great Lakes Recovery
  • Stuff the Bus
  • Harbor House at NMU donation
  • Warrior Relief
  • monetary donations to 11 local families

For the year 2016, Select Realty donated $6,474.11 from the Community Fund. Select Realty participated in and/ donated to the following programs, charities & families in 2016:

  • GoFundMe:
    • Sadie’s Light: Shannon Scott
    • Tim Bott’s Fight for Life
    • Mr. Marquette Junior Hockey ‘Mac’
    • Help Linda Gransinger Beat MS with HSCT!
    • Toni Baker Fire Relief
    • Tina Kellar’s Fire Relief
    • Johnny Beckman
    • Kyle Miron
  • Warrior Relief Fund golf outing
  • Marquette County Veterans Alliance (Traveling Vietnam Wall)
  • Women’s Center food pantry donation
  • Gift of Reading
  • fire relief:
    • Moyle Family
    • Skandia house fire
  • Jeff Holtz Cancer Benefit
  • Elena McCombie kidney transplant
  • lottery basket donations:
    • Rick Hebert
    • Salvation Army
  • Stuff the Bus
  • TV6 Canathon
  • NMU’s Make a Difference Day 2016
  • RPAC
  • SAIL (Superior Alliance for Independent Living)
  • Marquette’s Haunted Hayride ticket sales & sponsorship
  • Honor Flight donation
  • golf outing for Grant Henriksen
  • refrigerator & food donation to local family
  • Ending Hunger Alliance of Marquette
  • Hank Nykanen-Aho donation
  • Rock the Socks: the Janzen House (Hotel Janzen) & the Women’s Center
  • prepared & served dinner for Room at the Inn
  • donated toiletry items to Room at the Inn
  • Room at the Inn sponsorship
  • donation to Pat Wilson
  • local family Christmas gift donation
  • Amara Filizetti tote bag donation
  • donation to Skandia West Branch Volunteer Fire Department



 


For the year 2017, Select Realty donated $6,870 from the Community Fund. Select Realty participated in and/ donated to the following programs, charities, organizations & families:

  • Red Nose Day
  • Warrior Relief Fund golf outing
  • U.P. Children’s Museum
  • D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans golf sponsor
  • TV6 Canathon
  • Dead River Derby
  • Gift of Reading
  • Ending Hunger Alliance of Marquette (EHAM)- Gwinn schools
  • Rock the Socks
  • UPAWS Dogs of Select (#UPAWSChallenge) & lottery ticket donation
  • Swim for Diabetes
  • Room at the Inn
  • CAMP STAR
  • Marquette’s Haunted Hayride
  • Queen City Running Company Annual Reindeer Dash for Foster Closet of Michigan Marquette County
  • fire relief:
    • Bannon family
    • Kyle family
    • Wernholm family
  • JJ Packs: Ishpeming, Westwood High, Negaunee, Marquette
  • Henriksen Memorial donation
  • #couragewithcolleen for Colleen Bal
  • lottery baskets:
    • Kelly Girard Benefit
    • Schwartz & Thomas families
  • medical relief:
    • Haley Jean Van Abel family
    • Emily Wright family
  • Christmas stockings for soldiers
  • GoFundMe:
    • Patty Mingay’s Rally Against Cancer
    • Grayson’s Heart Surgery
    • For the Love of Tysen Benz
  • Jubilee gift certificates for family taking in children from local drug arrest

 

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