Company Recognized As No.1 Fundraiser in CENTURY 21 System

UTICA, MI (May 30, 2014) — Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of the world's largest residential real estate franchise sales organization, recognized CENTURY 21 Town & Country as the “number one” fundraiser  for Easter Seals. In 2013, the brokerage raised an amazing $923,063 for Easter Seals, the philanthropic partner of the CENTURY 21 Brand, through local fundraisers and events.

“The contributions made to Easter Seals by John and his entire team at CENTURY 21 Town & Country is a fantastic example for others to follow,” said Rick Davidson, president and chief executive officer of Century 21 Real Estate LLC and 2013-2014 Chairman, International Board of Directors at Easter Seals. “John’s selflessness and dedication to raising money for Easter Seals’ families is extraordinary.”

CENTURY 21 Town & Country consistently ranks as the No. 1 fundraiser in the entire CENTURY 21 System. In the past two decades, the Utica-based company has raised more than $13.5 million for Easter Seals. Led by president John Kersten, CENTURY 21 Town & Country began their fundraising efforts nearly 20 years ago by hosting yellow rubber ducky races. Today, Kersten and his team hold six fundraisers a year, including Chevrolet Corvette and Cadillac CTS car raffles, along with $100,000 cash giveaways, all in partnership with local car dealers Suburban Cadillac Buick in Troy, MI and John Bowman Chevrolet, Inc. in Clarkston, MI.

"It is an honor and a delight for us to raise funds for such a worthy cause,” said Kersten.  “Easter Seals does amazing work for people in need, especially right here in Michigan, and we are proud to support their mission."

Since 1979, that the CENTURY 21 System as a whole has donated more than $108 million to Easter Seals. In 2013, System members in the U.S. and Canada raised approximately $2.4 million, a 10 percent increase from the previous year. 

About CENTURY 21 Town & Country

CENTURY 21 Town & Country is your one stop Michigan homes resource for bank foreclosures and short sales. We specialize in Michigan real estate and the Metro Detroit area, including Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Lapeer, Genesee, St. Clair, Livingston, Washtenaw, and Monroe county real estate. Use our interactive map search and MLS listings search of MI homes to find Michigan real estate. 

CENTURY 21 Town & Country is an independently owned and operated franchise affiliate of Century 21 Real Estate LLC (CENTURY21.com), the franchisor of the world’s largest residential real estate franchise sales organization, comprised of approximately 7,100 independently owned and operated franchised broker offices in 74 countries and territories worldwide with more than 103,000 independent sales professionals.

About Easter Seals

For nearly 100 years, Easter Seals has provided life-changing solutions to the people of our country. From children and adults living with disabilities, to military families looking to serve their communities, Easter Seals is committed to creating a world of inclusion, dignity, empowerment and independence. We personalize solutions for individuals with autism, and intellectual and physical disabilities through innovative therapy, training, education and support services. Support children and adults with disabilities at www.easterseals.com.