Walker & Dunlop raises $100K for Fannie Mae’s Help the Homeless Program in 2012
- Dec 20, 2012
Bethesda, Md.—Walker & Dunlop Inc. announced that it raised $100,000 for Fannie Mae’s Help the Homeless Program® (HTH), through the Company’s annual fundraising efforts in 2012. Since 2006, Walker & Dunlop has raised over $500,000 for HTH.
HTH raises awareness and funds for Washington metropolitan area organizations that are working to prevent and end homelessness, with an emphasis on programs that help homeless people return to independent living. HTH also fosters volunteerism in service to the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless. Walker & Dunlop’s efforts specifically benefit Georgetown Ministry Center, a community supported organization serving the homeless in the Georgetown/Foggy Bottom area that helps transition homeless people to self-sufficiency, and Woodley House, an organization dedicated to helping homeless and mentally disabled citizens of the District.
Walker & Dunlop’s annual HTH fundraising is comprised of three components—fundraising activities throughout the year by Walker & Dunlop employees; business partner/client donations; and an annual company-wide raffle & auction. Partner/client donations this year totaled over $20,000 from companies such as JBG Rosenfeld Retail, Carey Kramer Pettit, Krauthamer & Associates and B.E.S.T. The company-wide raffle and auction raised an additional $65,000, and included prizes as diverse as a week in Palm Springs, to dinner for 12 served by tuxedoed-waiters, Willy Walker, CEO and Howard Smith, COO. Additionally, Walker & Dunlop employees in Bethesda organized and participated in two 5k walks around Washington, on October 20 and November 16, with our beneficiaries.