CHANTILLY, Va. – September 26, 2013 – Associa companies Community Management Corporation (CMC) and Legum & Norman, Inc. (L&N) recently hosted the 6th annual vendor fair benefitting Associa Cares, the philanthropic arm of Associa, Monday, September 16, 2013.
The Annual Vendor Fair featured vendors and sponsors networking by “speed-dating” their way around The National Conference Center in Leesburg, Virginia. The event raised $272,000, and, combined with money raised during all six years, the event has raised more than $1.2 million.
“We could not be more pleased that more than 100 vendors attended the 6th Annual Vendor Fair. Not only did they get an opportunity to meet with community managers, but they were a part of something bigger,” said CMC’s Vice President of Corporate Services Steve Philbin. “This was a tremendous opportunity for our vendors, sponsors and managers to network, while having fun and ultimately helping raise money for a great cause.”
Associa Cares relies on volunteers from national and local committees to help identify people in both Associa and non-Associa managed communities affected by tragedies. In the 2012 fiscal year, Associa Cares donated nearly $40,000 to the Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Maryland areas.
“Too often, communities across the United States experience a traumatic event or crisis, such as a natural disaster,” said L&N President and CEO John Rhodes. “When so much is lost, it’s hard for families to know what to do and where to begin. That is why we created Associa Cares – to help victims of natural or man-made disasters get back on their feet again.”
Associa Cares is a national nonprofit 501(c)3 organization created to assist families and communities in crisis as a result of natural and man-made disasters. Through donations provided at fundraising events across the country, Associa Cares is able to provide necessary goods and services to the families affected by these types of tragedies. If you know of a family who has been the victim of a natural or man-made disaster, go directly to http://www.associacares.com to submit a request.
Building successful communities for more than 30 years, Associa is North America’s largest community association management firm and serves its clients with local knowledge, national resources and comprehensive expertise. Based in Dallas, Associa and its 8,000 employees operate more than 150 branch offices in the United States, Mexico and Canada. To learn more about Associa and its charitable organization, Associa Cares, go to www.associaonline.com and www.associacares.com.