Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Northern California’s largest real estate services company, is energizing its philanthropic efforts in the Sacramento/Tahoe region with the formation of a new local board of directors for its community foundation that will help direct contributions in the local communities.

“It is in the spirit of giving that I’m excited to announce the establishment of the new Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Sacramento/Tahoe Community Foundation Board of Directors,” Kris Vogt, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, said in an announcement to the more than 900 affiliated sales associates working across the region.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and its affiliated agents and staff have been extremely active in supporting charitable organizations for many years. But Vogt said the latest move will help target the foundation’s resources and ensure that its efforts have the biggest impact locally. “It is an exciting time in Sacramento/Tahoe as we explore news ways to impact our communities with our philanthropic work,” he said.

The new board, led by sales associate Marianela Giem of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Sierra Oaks office, will exercise its resources to uncover unique charitable needs in cities across the local area. The new process will better reflect what is important in the communities Coldwell Banker serves and the charitable commitments made personally by the local sales associates and staff.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage affiliated sales associates, managers and staff throughout the Sacramento/Tahoe region give back to the local community by volunteering time, talents and resources. These charitable contributions, fundraising events and volunteer opportunities strengthen and reinforce Coldwell Banker Sacramento/Tahoe’s commitment to its communities.

“It only makes sense that the organizations supported by our great group of individuals throughout the region is also supported by Coldwell Banker at the foundation level,” added Vogt. “You only have to look as far as the upcoming United Way’s Day of Caring to see the obligation Coldwell Banker associates have toward helping others.”

United Way’s Day of Caring, held every year on the anniversary of 9/11, is a national effort to encourage everyone to work on a service project that day. As is now tradition, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is expected to send an impressive force out into the communities come September 11.

Past recipients of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Sacramento/Tahoe Community Foundation support include Habitat for Humanity (Sacramento, El Dorado County, Foothills, Nevada County, Disaster Response); Children’s Gaucher Research Fund; Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; Closing the Gap; CAR Scholarship; Positive Coaching Alliance; Homestart; Keaton Raphael Memorial; Elk Grove Community Food Bank; Elk Grove Community Foundation; Sierra Senior Services; Elk Grove Unified School District; Project RIDE; Elk Grove United Soccer Club; Showers of Blessings; Windows to the World; Convoy of Hope; Elk Grove Community Garden; Elk Grove Youth Sports Foundation; SPCA of Sacramento; Wellspring Women’s Center and the American Red Cross International Response Fund.