The Harcourts Foundation Reaches $1M Milestone

By Mitchell Demler on May 17, 2011

Yesterday at the annual Harcourts Conference, it was announced that the company’s charitable arm, The Harcourts Foundation has achieved a massive $1 million in donations since its launch in August 2008.

Harcourts International Managing Director, Mike Green is incredibly proud that The Harcourts Foundation has reached such an important milestone.

“I’m so proud of the way the Harcourts team has embraced and supported The Harcourts Foundation over the years and achieving this significant milestone is a testament to their generosity and goodwill,” Mr Green said.

“Raising $1 million for charity is an amazing achievement and it’s all down to the support The Harcourts Foundation has received from our team and clients. We hope to keep adding to this total over the coming months and years.

“Being able to support our local communities is incredibly important to Harcourts as those communities have supported us so strongly over the years,” Mr Green said.

Also celebrated at the Harcourts Conference were the achievements of 14 extrordinary people who cycled over 1,700kms from Melbourne to the Gold Coast as part of The Harcourts Foundation Charity Challenge to raise awareness and much needed funds for Cystic Fibrosis Australia and the Queensland Premiers Flood Appeal.

The 14 riders arrived at the Harcourts Conference on Monday, having completed their epic journey and raising over $60,000 for these worthy causes. The team were welcomed by their families, friends and colleagues who all celebrated their outstanding achievement.

“The Charity Challenge team went to such extraordinary efforts to raise money for two important causes, and I am truly inspired by their level of generosity, determination and passion,” Mr Green said.

The Harcourts Foundation was established with the aim of providing financial support that helps, grows and enriches local communities and has provided funding grants for 192 charities across Australia and New Zealand since its establishment two and a half years ago.

To date, all funds have been raised by dedicated Harcourts team members and clients in the form of fundraising events, auctions, workplace giving, individual donations or ‘off the top’ giving (a percentage calculated from each sales commission).

Over the years, the number of offices actively supporting The Harcourts Foundation has steading increased with more than 142 Harcourts offices now signed up to the off the top giving scheme.