Kilimanjaro For The Kids A Success


12Mar 2014

FULLER SOTHEBY’S GAUTAM SACHANIA RAISES $4,254 FOR UHURU PRIMARY SCHOOL WITH ‘KILIMANJARO FOR THE KIDS’ | Gautam documented his journey and the experience in the below video clip.

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When Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty (FSIR) heard that fellow support staff associate and transaction manager, Gautam Sachania of our downtown Denver office was training for an epic climb to the summit of Kilimanjaro we were impressed, however it was the story behind his journey that gave us pause and touched our hearts. Over 60 years ago, Gautam’s father was a student at Uhuru Primary School, once called Indian Public School, in northern Tanzania. After traveling with his family to Africa in 2010 Gautam was inspired to help the school which gave his family its beginnings, and eventually started the fundraiser “Kilimanjaro for the Kids.” Pictured left, Gautam Sachania at the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.

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“Meeting with the children and teachers were heart warming moments, and offered me a glimpse into a less privileged world where most students do not have the money for basic school supplies,” Gautam explained. Unknown-1After pledging to make the climb, Gautam started a fundraising website and hosted an event in Denver before his departure. On February 16, he reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest point on the African continent. He successfully raised $4,254 for Uhuru Primary School in Arusha, where he travelled to after his trek. Here, he was able to personally hand out school supplies to the students. These included items such as notebooks, pencils, pens, chalk, printer paper, colored pencils, games, and soccer balls. A highlight of his fundraiser was ensuring that, of all the 1,720 students at the school, every child received a 100-page notebook, two pencils, and one sharpener, eraser, and pen. This included the students enrolled in the mentally disabled unit at Uhuru Primary School, one of the only institutions in East Africa to accept children with learning disabilities. “It’s a basic thing in America, and we take this for granted, but here one pencil can do wonders,” said Gautam. “It’s such a privilege and an honor to be representing everyone that supported this fundraiser and anybody that did anything. You’ve done so much, and each student is going to get a pencil, which is great!”

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      Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty is humbled by the lovely surprise thank you from a couple of the Uhuru Primary School students, pictured here. We congratulate Gautam Sachania on his dedication to make a difference in the lives of children at Uhuru Primary School. If you would like more information on this charity please visit www.youcaring.com/kilimanjaroforthekids. If you are interested in international ambassador roles for global charity projects, you can email Gautam at gautam.sachania@sothebysrealty.com.

Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty is a proud supporter of philanthropic efforts throughout Colorado and around the world. With multiple office locations in the Denver metro area, including DowntownCherry CreekGreenwood VillageBoulderEvergreenCastle PinesBreckenridge and the Vail Valley, we are able to provide luxury services at all price points throughout the Rocky Mountain region. More information available at fullersothebysrealty.com. To learn more about how we give back to the local community click here.

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Exclusive Sneak Peek | Inside Metro Denver’s Boys & Girls Club Dream House Raffle


20Feb 2014

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a leader in Colorado luxury real estate was approached by the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver to assist in finding the perfect million-dollar property for the 2014 Dream House Raffle grand prize. One lucky winner will be able to choose between a Dream House valued at $2.5 million, or a $2 million cash prize. The raffle, which raised over $1.1 million in 2013, is predicted to surpass that number this year with a total of 1,100 prizes up for grabs.

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Berman Michael WEBgrayscale cmykCurrently listed by Michael Berman of Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty, the 2014 Dream House was selected for its impeccable style and desirable location. Situated on an oversized lot and nestled on a quiet street in Cherry Creek, the 6,300 square foot property was completed in 2012.  The home has 4 bedrooms, 4 full baths, 2 powder rooms, and exhibits exceptional craftsmanship in all of its elegant details and high quality finishes.  Nothing has been overlooked in the design and construction of this home.

Michael Berman, who resides in Fuller Sotheby’s Cherry Creek office, said, “I was thrilled to be awarded this unique opportunity to showcase my clients’ home for the benefit of a very important cause.”  Michael has an uncommon resume for a real estate broker, holding a CFA designation, business degrees from Wharton and Kellogg, and having 30 years of experience in the real estate industry including 16 years as part of the leadership team for a $22 billion public REIT.  Michael has also been active this year in assisting other charitable events including sponsoring the Grand Finale film “Altina” for the 2014 Denver Jewish Film Festival.

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Erin Porteous, vice president of development for Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver said, “We are proud to launch the sixth year of the Dream House Raffle. Last year, donors brought in more than $1 million to support local Boys & Girls Clubs programs. We are looking forward to once again offering our donors a chance to win some amazing prizes, while rallying support from the community to help us provide life-changing resources to the youth we serve here in Denver.”

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Raffle tickets cost $150 for one, $400 for three, and $550 for five, and are available for purchase February 17th to May 16th. Grand Prize Drawing will take place May 30, 2014. Proceeds benefit Boys & Girls Club programs of metro Denver. Chances of winning a prize are 1 in 50. More information available at www.milehighraffle.com. Property photos courtesy Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver.

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Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty is a proud supporter of local charities throughout Colorado, and has multiple office locations in the Denver metro area, including DowntownCherry CreekGreenwood VillageBoulderEvergreenCastle PinesBreckenridge and the Vail Valley. For more information call 303.893.3200 or search properties at www.fullersothebysrealty.com.

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Fuller Sotheby’s A First Responder To The Floods, Raises Over $11K For American Red Cross Disaster Relief


20Jan 2014

Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty (FSIR), a leader in Colorado luxury real estate, presented a check for $11,305 dollars to the American Red Cross (ARC) Friday, January 17th to aid in the Colorado flood relief effort. The donations are a result of the firm’s third quarterly “Come Together” initiative, which involved the mobilization of every broker associate and support staff member uniting for one cause. Below, an update on the flood relief effort from the American Red Cross.

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“Thank you to Fuller Sotheby’s for your support. You were one of the first to call and ask how you could help, and providing these monetary contributions is very generous,” said Sara Hazel, Director of Major Gifts, American Red Cross.

Red Cross Check PresentationWEBThe American Red Cross mission is to alleviate human suffering in the face of disaster though the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors, and Fuller Sotheby’s was one such donor during the recent floods. Since September, more than 1,300 Red Crossers have helped to power a response that has included:

  • Serving more than 204,000 meals and snacks in collaboration with local partners like The Salvation Army.
  • Handing out more than 249,000 relief items including work gloves, masks, hand warmers, tarps, trash bags, duct tape, comfort kits, blankets, and storage containers.
  • Providing 15,000 health and mental health services, opening 20 shelters providing more than 3,800 overnight stays.
  • Helping nearly 3,000 people with emergency or recovery related needs through casework.

“The floods were approximately four months ago but to the Red Cross, we’re still responding,” says Hazel. “We started with the immediate recovery, we sheltered, provided basic human needs for people, and now we’re moving onto the other needs.”

Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty brokers Richard and Elaine Swomley helped spearhead the initiative in conjunction with Cherie Arnold, managing broker of the firm’s Boulder office located at 1050 Walnut Street. Pictured left to right – Richard Swomley, Elaine Swomley, Cherie Arnold, Sara Hazel, and Mary Riopel.

“We were happy to help orchestrate this momentous humanitarian effort,” said Scott Webber, president, Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty. “The massive floods that swept across Boulder County back in September really hit home as many of our brokers and their families were affected. We were determined to do whatever necessary to lift their spirits and make an impact on the community during this great time of need.”

Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty broker associates understand that a home, regardless of its price range, reflects the incalculable value of the life within. If you were affected by the flood, you can access help by calling 888-635-6381 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday to speak with a caseworker. Read more about the initial response as well as ongoing efforts by visiting www.ColoradoRedCross.org. To view photos and footage of the Fuller Sotheby’s check presentation visit www.ComeTogetherFSIR.com.

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Journey To Kilimanjaro | Fuller Sotheby’s Gautam Sachania Climbs For A Cause


9Jan 2014

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When we heard that fellow support staff associate and transaction manager, Gautam Sachania of our downtown Denver office was training for an epic climb to the summit of Kilimanjaro we were impressed, however it was the story behind his journey that gave us pause and touched our hearts. Over 60 years ago, Gautam’s father was a student at Uhuru, then called Jacaranda Primary School. After traveling with his family to Africa in 2010 Gautam described the experience as nothing short of “incredible” as he was able to visit the school that first opened its doors in 1941.

Gautam Sachania“Meeting with the children and teachers were heart warming moments, and offered me a glimpse into a less privileged world where most students do not have the money for basic school supplies,” says Gautam. “This fundraiser will help provide for renovations to the building, testing fees, and school supplies such as uniforms, textbooks, paper, pencils, soccer balls, board games, and maintenance equipment for the mentally handicap unit.  My goal is not only to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, but in doing so, raise money for a place of learning in need. For my father, being a student here those many years ago was one of the most enriching experiences of his life. By making a difference that directly impacts education in East Africa, I am certain that together, we can instill hope and aspiration in all the children that enroll at Uhuru Primary School.”

Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty congratulates Gautam Sachania on his dedication to make a difference in the lives of children attending Uhuru Primary School and wish him the best of luck in his journey to Kilimanjaro which will take place in February of 2014. For ways to donate click here. To learn more watch this video.

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Fuller Sotheby’s Adopts 47 Families & 119 Kids For The Holidays


20Dec 2013

Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty (FSIR) adopted 47 families and 119 children this holiday season for the fourth year in a row to support Denver’s Heart & Hand Center – a foundation dedicated to improving the lives of at risk youth and their families. The center aims at providing a family environment and nurturing possibilities so the heart of a child can become the hand of a community.

“Adopting a family means providing gifts for all family members, plus a grocery store gift card,” said Emily Henderson, Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty Broker and Advisory Board Member of the Heart & Hand Center. “Heart and Hand is a wonderful organization that truly gives hope to at risk kids and their families in the Five Points neighborhood of Denver. Individual agents at Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty have generously adopted families supported by the Heart and Hand Center for Christmas for the last four years, and the Heart and Hand organization is truly grateful for the Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty support.”

Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty adoptions are as follows: Boulder office adopted 1 large family with 6 kids and 2 guardians, the Castle Pines office adopted 3 families with a total of 2 kids and 5 guardians, and the Downtown office adopted 2 families with 6 kids and 3 guardians. Other agents who participated in addition to the offices above include, Justin and Krystal KnottLeslie Cavness, Ron Martinez, Hank Pool, Gina Burke, Lee Merreot, Deborah Simon, Shannel Ryan, Katie Cooper, Whitney Cain, Ian Wolfe, Chris Bouc, Jeff Spinzig, Rich Farquhar, Michael Berman, Sarabeth Jones, Tricia Campbell, Jennifer Davenport, Emily Henderson, Scott and Lori Mitchell, Michael Schaeffer, Larry Simpson, Cindy Gordon, Susan Mathews, Dan Fead, Colleen McGrath, Stacy Owen-Resop, Leisha White, Andrew Wasson, Mike Ernstsen, Joanne Ernstsen, Tom and Denise Barnwell, Asher Maslan, Tim and Mo Clark, Bob and Chris Chase, Terry Oakes, Shana Lurie, Tammy Cooper, Brooke Burgamy, Patti Maurer, Casey Miller, Ron Feldman, Bob Brier, Eric Breslin, Bob McCarroll, Corinna Bandemer, Kay Bohan, Trish Bragg, Maggie Armstrong, Kylie Russell.

Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty has multiple office locations in the Denver metropolitan area including Downtown, Cherry Creek, Greenwood Village, Boulder, Evergreen, Castle Pines, Breckenridge, and the Vail Valley. To inquire about buying or selling a home call 303.893.3200. More information available at www.fullersothebysrealty.com.

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Hendley Helps Raise $1 Million At 2013 Men For The Cure Dinner


18Dec 2013

Jeff Hendley, broker Fuller Sotheby's International RealtyJeff Hendley, a top producing real estate broker with Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty, helped to raise over $1 Million at the 2013 Men for the Cure dinner, held on October 10, 2013 at the XJet hangar.  Hendley was instrumental in sponsoring the entertainment for the evening, Bad Candy, a local band that really set the tone for the event. Proceeds from the exclusive gentleman’s dinner help to advance leading-edge treatments and innovations in patient care for breast cancer patients at University of Colorado Hospital.

“This is a cause near and dear to my heart and the quicker we can raise awareness of this disease and begin to find a cure, the better off we all are,” says Hendley.

Because of donors like him, patients are able to receive care from collaborative teams of the best doctors and nurses in their fields. Hendley’s involvement in breast cancer awareness began after his sister-in-law was diagnosed several years ago and he continues to offer support annually at events like this one. The dinner was a rousing success and featured Denver Broncos head coach Jon Fox as guest speaker. “I look for causes that greatly impact the betterment of society and those close to me,” says Hendley. “The women in our lives are at the core of who we are. What better way to honor and support them than getting 800+ men together at an event to raise money and awareness of this dreaded disease.” Jeff Hendley is a top-producing broker based out of Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty’s Denver Tech Center office located at 8000 E. Belleview Avenue Suite 200. To discuss real estate opportunities call 303.877.6767 or visit http://www.fullersothebysrealty.com.

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“Santa In The Pines” Event To Benefit Toys For Tots


4Dec 2013

Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to present “Santa in the Pines” – a fun-filled family event to benefit Toys for Tots held in The Village at Castle Pines, Saturday, December 7, 2012, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Horse carriage rides, carol singers, goodie bags and more! Make your first stop at our office located at 858 Happy Canyon Road Suite 100, Castle Rock, Colorado, and pick up your very own Rudolph’s Treatland map to guide you.

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Fuller Sotheby’s Eric Breslin Volunteers At Project Homeless


22Oct 2013

WEB Eric Breslin photoFuller Sotheby’s International Realty broker Eric Breslin volunteered at Project Homeless Connect 13 last month, serving over 1,400 attendees. Held at the Colorado Convention Center on Tuesday September 17th, guests were served by over 1,000 volunteers and 450 social service providers, making this year’s event a huge success.

“I have volunteered at this event for the past four years and it is amazing the amount of people in dire straits who come down to the Denver Convention Center to get help,” says Breslin. “Denver happens to be a community that cares and has a lot of resources available.  People don’t always know how to tap into those resources.  At this convention, there are a lot of vendors and volunteers that make this happen. If one were homeless, this would be the event of the year to attend. ”

The event allows at-risk families or anyone that is homeless or in need, to get help with housing, health care, legal aid, jobs, food, clothing, etc. According to Project Homeless, two out of three of the homeless in Denver are families with children, 42 percent are women, and nearly half of the homeless have jobs, just not a home.

“We’ve made tremendous forward progress and have an opportunity to make the goal of ending homelessness a reality with programs like this one,” said Breslin. To learn more about ending homelessness locally and restoring hope on the streets of Denver visit www.denversroadhome.org.

For the past several years, Eric has been involved in social work, whether it be helping at-risk youth or mentally-ill homeless. In addition, Eric also owned and operated an independent sales business for seven years, managing over 500 accounts for 30 different manufacturers. Originating from a legacy of realtors, Eric is highly familiar with and passionate about the real estate industry.  Eric received his Real Estate license in 2007 and invested and managed Real Estate since 2002.  A highly trained negotiator, communicator, and listener, Eric is well known for giving 110% to everything he does, from placing families into their dream home, to giving back to the community.

To discuss real estate opportunities, contact Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty broker, Eric Breslin at 303.919.1665, or visit fullersothebysrealty.com for more information.

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Fuller Sotheby’s Announces 3rd Qtr “Come Together” Initiative For Colorado Flood Relief


3Oct 2013

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Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty (FSIR), a leader in the sale and purchase of residences throughout Colorado, announced today their third quarterly “Come Together” initiative to benefit the American Red Cross, led by FSIR brokers Richard and Elaine Swomley.

Sobered by the devastating effects of the recent floods in Colorado, FSIR is encouraging all brokers, staff, clients and friends, to “come together” and make an impact by contributing to the American Red Cross flood relief effort.

More than 250-trained Red Cross disaster workers were on the ground within hours of the initial downpour, providing support,  food, shelter and relief supplies to thousands of people forced from their homes – but the battle isn’t over yet.

“Our hearts go out to all those affected,” says Scott Webber, FSIR president. “We are encouraging everyone in our company to get involved and help rebuild these communities.” Fuller Sotheby’s would like to provide you with the opportunity to contribute to this momentous humanitarian effort and would be grateful for any contribution that you can make.

RedCross_DonateButtonIf you have any questions regarding donation or the use of funds, please contact: Richard Swomley – 303.916.8204, or Elaine Swomley – 303.916.8207. Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty broker associates understand that a home, regardless of its price range, reflects the incalculable value of the life within.

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Fuller Sotheby’s To Sponsor Third Annual City Slicker Soiree To Benefit Kids With Chronic Illness


2Oct 2013

1157562_629135153804132_178328471_nFuller Sotheby’s International Realty (FSIR), a leader in the sale and purchase of residences throughout Colorado, announced their continued support and sponsorship of the Third Annual City Slicker Soiree, Saturday October 19, 2013. The event will benefit RoundUp River Ranch – an organization that provides fun, safe, and empowering camp experiences to children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses – completely free of charge to the campers and their families.

The event will be held at DaVita World Headquarters in Denver from 5:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Participating restaurants, including City Bakery, Edge Restaurant, La Biblioteca, Linger, Luca D’Italia, Margs, Root Down, and Tamayo, will serve guests a variety of small plates, and guests will enjoy a whiskey tasting station sponsored by Buffalo Trace Distillery. Roundup River Ranch campers will be the evening’s special guests, highlighting the lasting impact of camp in their lives. City Slicker Soiree will also feature live entertainment provided by Kory Brunson Band and an auction with once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Brenda Allerton and Debra Fagan serve as the event’s co-chairs.

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“This event makes a huge impact on children with chronic and life-threatening illness,” said Debra Fagan, FSIR broker and City Slicker Soiree event chair for three years running. “Every year tops the previous and this year is no exception.”

Roundup River Ranch is a full member of SeriousFun Children’s Network, formerly The Association of Hole in the Wall Camps, the world’s largest family of medical specialty camps founded by actor Paul Newman over two decades ago. Roundup River Ranch, located in Gypsum, Colo., will serve nearly 600 individuals this year, providing fun, safe, and empowering camp experiences, with appropriate medical care, through week-long camp sessions in the summer and a family program for children and their families during the fall and spring. All programs are provided free of charge. Tickets for the event can be purchased online. More information available at www.roundupriverranch.org. Camp Photos Courtesy – Roundup River Ranch.

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About Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty®

Fuller Sotheby’s has multiple office locations in the Denver metro area, including Downtown, Cherry Creek, Greenwood Village, Boulder, Evergreen, Castle Pines, and Vail Valley.

Since the founding of the Sotheby’s auction house in 1744, the Sotheby’s name has earned renown as a marketer for many of the world’s most valuable and prestigious possessions. The Sotheby’s International Realty® organization began in 1976, in part to serve clients desiring a complete package of estate disposition services, and soon became known for representing extraordinary luxury real estate throughout the world.

Memories, relationships, treasured possessions – homes are repositories of the things that matter most. To market a distinctive home requires uncommon knowledge and resources. In the Sotheby’s International Realty® local brokerage offices, sellers and buyers alike can find representatives experienced in offering exceptional homes. Our sales associates understand that a home, regardless of its price range, reflects the incalculable value of the life within. More information is available at fullersothebysrealty.com.

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