Just as parents are busy buying backpacks, school supplies and new outfits in preparation for “Back to School”… Terra Firma Global Partners is thrilled to announce we closed out the 2016-2017 school year with over $30,000 in donations to Prestwood Elementary as part of our Prestwood Direct partnership!
In their latest school newsletter “Prestwood Connection,” the PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) stated “we are beyond grateful for their continued commitment and contribution to our school and the tangible benefits the funds from this program have provided to our students and educators! If you or someone you know are considering moving or selling please give them a chance to show you just how much they step up to support the relationships they represent!”
In the Fall of 2015, Terra Firma Global Partners entered into the three-year, highly innovative agreement of financial support with Prestwood Elementary School in the City Sonoma. Terra Firma has pledged to donate 10% of every commission earned from a sale/closing in The Prestwood School “Sphere of Influence,” comprised of the Eastside, Carneros and Four Corners neighborhoods in Sonoma. This partnership, “Prestwood Direct”, is the funding mechanism that generates funds to enable a host of school programs that Prestwood Elementary would otherwise be unable to afford.
Here are a few of the highlights that the Prestwood Direct fund paid for this past year…
- Maker Lab
- iPads to support the Coding Program
- Classroom aides in every classroom for an hour each day
- New headphones for the computer lab for new state testing
- Teacher grants for grade level enrichment
Unlike individual Realtor donations and/or sporadic fund raising, this program provides a long- term horizon of funding to the school with the goal of increasing year-over-year donations based on the success of the program and the ability for Prestwood Elementary School and Terra Firma Global Partners to mutually benefit. In consideration for receiving funds from Terra Firma, Prestwood has made a commitment to actively support and promote the company within the Prestwood district and families to engage or refer Terra Firma in the sale or purchase of real estate in the school’s Sphere of Influence.
“Terra Firma is excited to be participating in a very significant way to support our local public schools and community in Sonoma Valley. We look forward to looking for other opportunities to scale this kind of program into other market areas we serve. We are especially proud of our individual associates who have agreed and embraced such a generous commitment from their respective earnings as well. They give our company’s core value of donating “time, talent and treasure” real meaning.” said Heidi Rickerd-Rizzo.