Bellingham real estate broker ranks first in community giving

Coldwell Banker Bain has announced the results of its Community Partnership program for 2017. Bellingham broker Wayne Kwiatkowski contributed $34,130 last year, which ranks him as the top contributor in the company.Recipients included Dominic’s Closet, Faces Community Partnership, Make-A-Wish Alaska & Washington, PeaceHealth St. Joseph Cancer Center, St. Paul Episcopal Church, Whatcom Hospice Foundation, Whatcom Humane Society, Whatcom Parks & Recreation Foundation and Whatcom County Youth Soccer Association.

Through the Community Partnership Program, Coldwell Banker Bain brokers partner with nonprofits. In Washington, each time a member from the nonprofit refers a client to the broker, and that referral results in a closed transaction, the broker and CB Bain donate 10 percent of their commission to the nonprofit.

Since the program’s inception in 1988 through 2017, it has generated $1,923,180 for community nonprofits. Last year, broker partnered with 155 nonprofits, with contributions averaging $1,603.

CB Bain has more than 1,100 brokers in 32 offices throughout Washington and Oregon. For more information, visit coldwellbankerbain.com.

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