PARK CITY, UTAH (Nov. 28, 2012) — The Group, Inc., one of Colorado’s most innovative and successful real estate companies, continued its long tradition of giving back to the communities it serves by launching the “Group Gives” charity foundation at a gala event to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association on Saturday, Oct. 13.
The event, called “Ales for A.L.S.” — or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease — featured a wide range of delicious craft beers donated by Grimm Brothers Brewery. By the end of the night, the gala had raised over $20,000 for A.L.S. research, more than twice the event’s fundraising goal.
“We are thrilled with how successful this fun event really was,” The Group president and CEO Eric Thompson said. “It once again shows how deeply committed The Group is to investing in the communities that we serve. We were recently named a ‘Top Giver’ by the United Way of Larimer County, and we expect that our Group Gives foundation will continue and expand our tradition of charitable giving.”
The Group’s own Bill West, a partner in the firm, served as master of ceremonies.
“Bill made sure everyone knew what was happening, and he did an amazing job interviewing our special guest, Dan Evert, who is living with A.L.S.,” Thompson said.
The Group consists of nearly 230 owners in five offices in Northern Colorado who work together to best serve their customers and communities. The company performed more than 34 percent of all real estate transactions in Northern Colorado last year, and it is regularly named a Top-200 real estate firm by Real Trends Magazine.
For photos from the gala, check out the Ales for A.L.S. album on the Facebook page for Heidi Muller Photography, www.facebook.com/HeidiMullerPhoto. Muller donated her time to shoot the event.
For more information about The Group, Ales for A.L.S., or Group Gives, visit the firm’s website at www.thegroupinc.com, or contact Christa Graff, of Graff Public Relations, by calling 435-640-7921 or emailing email@example.com.