Thru the Lens: Scarsdale Area Realtors gather for inaugural RealHelp fundraising breakfast

November 21, 2017 - Front Section

RealHelp Committee, shown above (from left) are: Heather Panessa, Angela Retelny, Nancy Chochrek, To-Dao Casey, Patti Lipman, Laura Miller, Lynne Clark, Sheri Wolfe, Ellen Schwartz.

Scarsdale, NY Scarsdale Area Realtors gathered at the Sunningdale Country Club for the inaugural RealHelp fundraising breakfast to support worthy local causes. The goal of the breakfasts are to make a difference in the communities where agents live and work. 

The Scarsdale Public Library was chosen to be the charitable recipient this year. The Library’s renovation and expansion will enrich the lives of people of all ages throughout Westchester by providing a new 21st-century state-of-the-art facility for learning, taking into account sustainability, accessibility and technology. A fundraising total is not yet available. 

 There are about 500 agents in the Scarsdale Area Realtors group. The RealHelp Planning Committee is chaired by Lynne Clark and Laura Miller from Houlihan Lawrence. Planning Committee members representing their local real estate offices include Sheri Wolfe, Berkshire Hathaway; Kathy Coleman, Coldwell Banker; Ellen Schwartz, Douglas Elliman; Patti Lipman and Rene Wolfer, Julia B. Fee; Randi Culang and Angela Retelny, Platinum Drive; To-Dao Casey and Nancy Chochrek, William Raveis; Heather Panessa, Real Living Five Corners Properties; and Michelle Silverman Bedell, Silverson’s Realty.

Next year another local opportunity for RealHelp will be chosen.  “We hope the fundraising breakfast will be an annual affair, choosing a new worthy recipient each year,” Clark said.

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