Windermere Partners with Seahawks again to Tackle Homelessness

We are honored to be the “Official Real Estate Company of the Seattle Seahawks.” All of us at Windermere are proud to kick off our fifth season partnering with the Seahawks to #TackleHomelessness. 

Seahawks WindermereOur Tackle Homelessness Campaign

For every defensive tackle made at a Seahawks home game this season, Windermere will donate $100 to Mary’s Place. Mary’s Place provides safe, inclusive shelter and services that support women, children, and families on their journey out of homelessness. This cherished, essential organization has served the homeless community of greater Seattle since 1999.

With the Seahawks’ defensive efforts last year, Windermere donated $30,000 to Mary’s Place. This brought our grand total to $128,200 raised over the past four seasons! We look forward to raising even more this year.

The History of Our Foundation

Our partnership with Mary’s Place aligns with the mission of the Windermere Foundation: to support low-income and homeless families in the communities we serve. Please visit this link if you wish to donate directly to Mary’s Place and their imperative work.

Since 1989, the Windermere Foundation has been raising funds for those in need. A portion of the proceeds from every home purchased or sold using a Windermere agent supports low-income and homeless families in our communities. In 2019, we reached a new milestone by raising nearly $3 million, bringing the grand total to over $40 million in donations raised over the past 31 years.

We are excited to continue our partnership with the Seattle Seahawks and you can follow our progress this season on our social media pages. Follow us on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and LinkedIn for updates. Go Hawks!


Posted on September 29, 2020 at 11:47 pm
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Join Windermere in Supporting Bainbridge Island Businesses

Now, more than ever, Windermere Bainbridge fiercely supports our beloved Bainbridge Island businesses – and we’re asking you to join us. We’re all experiencing some of the most challenging, unprecedented changes to what we know as normal life. We are grateful for a resilient real estate market on our beautiful island. But our hearts and actions support our vital, local-business culture. It’s a large part of what makes our island so unique, and it needs support from all of us – right now.

SOS Bainbridge IslandBainbridge Island Businesses

The Bainbridge Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with the Bainbridge Island Downtown Association to create SOS Bainbridge Island. This informative community effort aims to save our stores and businesses. Its website includes updates on how you can safely shop, dine, and support local merchants. Windermere Bainbridge Broker, Jackie Syvertsen notes, “I love how Bainbridge businesses have evolved to stay open through the Covid crisis. They’re happily creating distancing and extra safety features to accommodate.”

According to the Bainbridge Chamber of Commerce, many businesses, especially on Winslow Way, rely on summer visitors and tourism to help them survive through the rest of the year. Since this year’s visitor season was significantly quiet, we can all help now by shopping, dining, and supporting Bainbridge Island businesses.

Local Windermere Broker, Susan Grosten brings to light that “most of our businesses are owned by our own Bainbridge neighbors and friends, all who regularly add back to the community as locals. I’ve enjoyed so many of them, for 31 years and counting!”

 

How the Windermere Bainbridge Team
Supports our CommunityBainbridge Island Businesses

Since 2005, a portion of every Windermere Bainbridge agent’s commission is donated to the Windermere Foundation of Bainbridge Island. Each year, the foundation donates funds and provides scholarships and support to essential community service organizations on Bainbridge Island.

Additionally, we are passionate locals who regularly shop, dine, and support merchants within our community. Our Broker, Shannon Dierickx says, “I have so many great experiences with local shopping and dining. I’m an original island girl who loves to keep our local businesses thriving!” Broker Cheryl Mauer adds, “I love stopping in at Covet Boutique to pick up a special gift, or to find myself the perfect outfit or jewelry.”

For our Bainbridge treats and dining favorites, the list is endless. Our marketing team notes a gamut including Bene Pizza, Streamliner Diner, Hitchcock, Treehouse Cafe, Sawatdy Thai Cuisine, Doc’s Marina Grill, and so many more. We all have many dear, personal favorites on the island, and now is the time to support them all.

In addition to listing current updates on how restaurants and cafes have adjusted to serve the community, SOS Bainbridge Island’s website also includes information on how many other businesses and services have shifted.

Bainbridge Island Businesses“One of my very favorite businesses on Bainbridge is Barrecor! Owner Emiliana and her wonderful instructors are offering their amazing classes online,” raves our Broker, Susan Grosten. Another business that stands out to our team is the local non-profit, Bainbridge Island Saddle Club. The organization aims to promote good horsemanship and foster equestrian sports locally. Windermere Broker, Maureen Buckley appreciates its programs and favors that “it’s an old-fashioned horse club for local kids to adults.”

We are truly all in this together. The more we all support the Bainbridge Island businesses we love, the more we’ll endure these trying times as a community.

Bainbridge Island Businesses


Posted on September 16, 2020 at 9:44 pm
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Our Windermere Foundation Scholarship Recipients

 

class of 2020 windermere scholarshipWe have recently awarded our Windermere Foundation Scholarship to two incredible graduates from Bainbridge High School’s Class of 2020. There were many talented applicants and it was difficult to choose only two recipients. However, the two students we selected are remarkable individuals. Congratulations to Shea Dephinedae and Libby Clements Hall! Read on to find out more about our scholarship and these well-deserving recipients.

The Scholarship & Our History

Every year, Windermere Bainbridge offers two to three scholarships to invest in Bainbridge Island’s youth. We award the Windermere Foundation scholarships to students based on a variety of their community service involvement and scholastic achievements.

Community service is our primary focus since we pride ourselves on our own community involvement. You will often find our agents and staff volunteering and supporting local organizations. Giving back is a big part of who we are. For the past 15 years, a portion of every agent’s commission has been donated to the Windermere Foundation of Bainbridge Island. All agents participate, and with this common purpose, we collectively show how much our community means to us.

We’re also proud to be part of the broader Windermere Foundation. It impacts communities across 10 states and has raised over $41 million for programs that provide shelter, food, children’s programs, and more.

Scholarship Winner Shea Dephinedae

Shea Scholarship Winner

Shea was an active member of cheer throughout high school and participated in basketball, arts, and community service activities. Also, Shea enjoys cartooning, sculpting, and writing poetry.

When describing community service experiences, Shea said one particular moment that stood out was when they helped senior citizens with technology. “[We] visited a nursing home and helped them to use their phones and tablets. It was always so pleasant to see such kind-hearted people be able to use their phones more effectively and communicate with their families easier.”

A highly active student, Shea was also a member of the National Honors Society for all four years. Additionally, Shea worked for Bainbridge Gardens and still managed to maintain a high GPA.

Now that Shea has graduated, he plans to attend the University of Washington and major in Sculpting. After receiving the Windermere Foundation scholarship, Shea said, “I would just like to say thank you. Windermere’s incredibly generous scholarship was such an amazing and exciting surprise during a rough time. I know this money will greatly benefit me and I hope to one day give back to my community just as you all have.”

Scholarship Winner Elizabeth “Libby” Clements Hall

Libby Scholarship Recipient

Throughout high school, Libby was an active member of band and theater, participating in Les Miserables, Radium Girls, Glee voice, and dance. A performing arts enthusiast, Libby has been doing theater since she was three.

Regarding community service, Libby was an assistant in ILC, a special education classroom at Bainbridge High School. Libby said that experience was the highlight of senior year.

A very active student, Libby also volunteered as a BPA main stage volunteer, Island Theater volunteer, NAACP member, and a Bainbridge Pride Volunteer. Libby also maintained a high GPA and received awards and recognition: the Silver Presidential Service Award and honors in theater. Additionally, Libby lettered in band, theater, and winter guard and was an officer of the International Thespian Society.

Libby plans to attend Seattle University, majoring in History, English, and Interdisciplinary Arts with a focus on Music and Theater. “I plan to get a master’s degree in education and become a special education teacher.” Libby was excited to receive our scholarship and said, “Thank you for this awesome opportunity!”

Here at Windermere, we strive to make a difference, big and small and it’s an honor to support Shea and Libby through the Windermere Foundation scholarship. Please join us in wishing them the very best! We know they will make our community very proud.


Posted on July 16, 2020 at 6:09 pm
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Windermere Bainbridge Foundation | 2019 Donations

 

The Windermere Foundation of Bainbridge Island donated a total of $52,475 to the community of Bainbridge Island in 2019. The list below is of each of the vital community service organizations of Bainbridge Island to receive funding, due to their consistent and strong contributions to our island.

 

Bainbridge High School | Windermere Scholarship Fund

Bainbridge Island School Foundation | 2019 Dinner and Auction Gala

Bainbridge Youth Services | Annual Sponsorship

Helpline House | Project Backpack

Peacock Family Services

Arms Around Bainbridge

Bainbridge Youth Services | Additional Funding

Bainbridge Island Senior Center

Island Time Activities

Boys and Girls Club | Annual Sponsorship

KiDiMu | Annual Sponsorship

Bainbridge Island Kiwanis Foundation | Shred Fest Sponsorship

Bainbridge Island Land Trust | Preservation Partners Party

Bainbridge High School Baseball Boosters | Annual Stars and Strikes Alumni Game

PAWS | Gala and Auction


Posted on February 7, 2020 at 9:02 pm
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Windermere Bainbridge Foundation | 2010 Donations

 

Windermere Bainbridge Foundation Donations 2010

The Windermere Foundation of Bainbridge Island donated a total of $26,535 to the community of Bainbridge Island in 2010. The list below is of each of the vital community service organizations of Bainbridge Island to receive funding, due to their consistent and strong contributions to our island.

 

Frontier Bank | Middle School Tutoring Program

Boys and Girls Club of Bainbridge Island

Bainbridge High School | Windermere Scholarship Fund

Helpline House | Project Backpack

Bainbridge Youth Services

Bainbridge Arts and Crafts

KiDiMu

Helpline House

Peacock Family Services

Salish Sea Expeditions

CAST for Kids

PAWS

Bainbridge Public Library

Bainbridge Land Trust


Posted on January 12, 2011 at 7:55 pm
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Windermere Bainbridge Foundation | 2009 Donations

 

Windermere Bainbridge Foundation Donations 2009

The Windermere Foundation of Bainbridge Island donated a total of $10,800 to the community of Bainbridge Island in 2010. The list below is of each of the vital community service organizations of Bainbridge Island to receive funding, due to their consistent and strong contributions to our island.

 

Bainbridge High School | Windermere Scholarship Fund

Helpline House | Project Backpack

Housing Resources Bainbridge

American Legion | Colin Hyde Post #172


Posted on January 5, 2010 at 11:04 pm
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Windermere Bainbridge Foundation | 2008 Donations

 

Windermere Bainbridge Foundation Donations 2008

The Windermere Foundation of Bainbridge Island donated a total of $14,600 to the community of Bainbridge Island in 2008. The list below is of each of the vital community service organizations of Bainbridge Island to receive funding, due to their consistent and strong contributions to our island.

 

Boys and Girls Club Bainbridge Island

Helpline House | Project Backpack

Bainbridge High School | Windermere Scholarship Fund

American Legion | Colin Hyde Post #172


Posted on January 8, 2009 at 11:34 pm
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Windermere Bainbridge Foundation | 2007 Donations

 

Windermere Bainbridge Foundation Donations 2007

The Windermere Foundation of Bainbridge Island donated a total of $46,659.37 to the community of Bainbridge Island in 2007. The list below is of each of the vital community service organizations of Bainbridge Island to receive funding, due to their consistent and strong contributions to our island.

 

Housing Resources Bainbridge

Boys and Girls Club Bainbridge Island

Kitsap Community Services | Bainbridge Island Head Start

Helpline House | Project Backpack

Helpline House

Bainbridge Youth Services

Bainbridge High School | Windermere Scholarship Fund

Salish Sea Expeditions

Bainbridge Island Child Care Centers

YWCA Alive Shelter | Bainbridge Island Domestic Violence Program

Olympic College Women’s Program


Posted on February 1, 2008 at 11:55 pm
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Windermere Bainbridge Foundation | 2006 Donations

 

Windermere Bainbridge Foundation Donations 2006

The Windermere Foundation of Bainbridge Island donated a total of $18,375 to the community of Bainbridge Island in 2006. The list below is of each of the vital community service organizations of Bainbridge Island to receive funding, due to their consistent and strong contributions to our island.

 

Boys and Girls Club Bainbridge Island

Helpline House | Project Backpack

Bainbridge High School | Windermere Scholarship Fund

Salish Sea Expeditions

Bainbridge High School | Senior Cruise 


Posted on January 13, 2007 at 8:21 am
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Windermere Bainbridge Foundation | 2005 Donations

 

Windermere Bainbridge Foundation 2005 Donations

The Windermere Foundation of Bainbridge Island donated a total of $19,000 to the community of Bainbridge Island in 2005. The list below is of each of the vital community service organizations of Bainbridge Island to receive funding, due to their consistent and strong contributions to our island.

 

Boys and Girls Club Bainbridge Island

Washington State Smile Partners

Salish Sea Expeditions

Helpline House | Back to School Clothes

Helpline House | Project Backpack

YWCA


Posted on January 8, 2006 at 8:33 am
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