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Coldwell Banker Burnet Foundation Announces New Partners and New Web Site

Media Contact:
Lana Simon
Coldwell Banker Gundaker
(847) 313‐6770 or

EDINA, MN (October 9, 2013) – The Coldwell Banker Burnet Foundation supports housing-related needs of people at all stages of life in the communities they serve. With this mission in mind, the Foundation partnered with several new charities: Salvation Army Grace Place, Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners, Spare Key and Ronald McDonald House® of Rochester. These organizations are in addition to the Foundation’s current partners, Bridging and Ronald McDonald House Charities® Upper Midwest.

To date the Foundation hosts a variety of events including an annual golf outing, silent auction and local office fundraisers. In addition, the Foundation has launched a new web site, The site will allow visitors to donate to the Foundation, view stories about each partner and see all the Foundation activities and events.

“As Realtors we know the importance of having a place to call ‘home’ and are committed to making a difference in the communities that we serve,” said Robin Peterson, president of Coldwell Banker Burnet. “Whether it’s helping to bridge that gap between those ‘who have’ and those ‘who have not’ with the basic necessities or helping provide a supportive home for families of seriously-ill children, the Foundation is committed to helping those in need.”

Partner Background:

Salvation Army Grace Place – Provides a temporary shelter to homeless individuals and families residing in the St. Croix River Valley. Grace Place Shelter promotes self-sufficiency by providing a safe and secure environment, while giving guidance to promote independence.

Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners – Since 2001, Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners has been making an impact in eight west suburban Hennepin communities. IOCP provides both emergency and long-term solutions around food and clothing, housing, employment, child care, transportation, and access to resources and healthy community connections.

Spare Key – This organization is dedicated to helping parents with a seriously ill or critically injured child remain part of their son or daughter’s care team in the hospital. Spare Key provides housing grant assistance to eliminate financial stress in order for families can focus on their child’s recovery.

Ronald McDonald House of Rochester – The Ronald McDonald House provides a home away from home and offers support to families with seriously ill children seeking medical care in Rochester, Minnesota.

Coldwell Banker Burnet Foundation is the charitable arm of Coldwell Banker Burnet and a local chapter of the Realogy Charitable Foundation Inc., a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. The Coldwell Banker Burnet Foundation’s mission is to support housing-related needs of people at all stages of life in the communities they serve. To learn more about the Coldwell Banker Burnet Foundation and how to get involved with the organization’s non-profit partners, visit

Coldwell Banker Burnet, a leading residential real estate brokerage headquartered in Edina, Minn., serves Minnesota and western Wisconsin. The company, which was founded in 1973, operates 24 offices and has 1,700 independent sales associates throughout the market. For more information, please visit Coldwell Banker Burnet’s Web site at or call 952-820-HOME (4663). Coldwell Banker Burnet is part of NRT LLC, the nation’s largest residential real estate brokerage company. NRT, a subsidiary of Realogy, operates Realogy’s company-owned real estate brokerage offices.

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