San Francisco Community Service & Philanthropy

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At Zephyr, we’re not afraid to break a sweat. We take a hands-on approach to community building by volunteering time, raising funds, donating money, and digging in with hard work. Whether delivering meals each week to homebound people through Project Open Hand, helping the elderly with home repairs, walking or riding to raise money for health-related organizations, donating directly from our commissions to support our local public schools, or donating over $1 Million to various organizations in recent years, all of our agents and managers are proud to actively contribute to our community.

At Zephyr, we are proud to support:

edMatch Featured Charity
Funding for public schools continues to suffer in California with closures, layoffs and programs cuts happening more each year. EdMatch engages local businesses to commit to the cause of funding public education and improving education for all. Zephyr established a unique arrangement with EdMatch to donate 10% of gross commissions from any new closed transaction that results from business referred to us through their program. This can result in significant additional funding for our San Francisco public schools without any additional cost to our clients. Watch our video on this page to learn more. To find an EdMatch participating agent, click here.

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AIDS Lifecycle
American Red Cross
Art for AIDS
Avon Foundation
Catholic Relief Services
Cobb County Minister Wives and Widows
Coral Reef Alliance
Doctors Without Borders
EARN
EdMatchSF
Friends of the Urban Forest
Galileo High School PTA
Girl Ventures, Inc.
Grattan Elementary School
Hospice of the Valley
International Rescue Committee
Larkin Street Youth Services
Livable City
MADRE
Maison de Naissance
Mercy and Sharing Foundation
Meritus College Fund
Miraloma Cooperative Nursery
Noe Valley Harvest Festival
Oxfam America
Project Open Hand
Raise the Roof
Rocket Dog Rescue
San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs' Association
San Francisco Zoological Society
Shanti
Special Olympics
Stepping Stones
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation
US Fund for UNICEF
W.J. Clinton Foundation
 
 

Committed to Community

Supporting our community isn’t something we do once a year; we do it everyday. See what our company and our agents have been up to in our ongoing support of our neighborhoods, youth and education, health services and research, human rights and more.

  • Meritus College Fund and Zephyr Real Estate Help Low-income College Students Prepare for Career Success

    Meritus College Fund and Zephyr Real Estate Help Low-income College Students Prepare for Career Success


    San Francisco, CA, August 31, 2015 – For the past 10 years, Zephyr Real Estate has contributed to the college success of low-income students from San Francisco by contributing over $150,000 in college scholarships to Meritus College Fund. Past recipients of scholarships include Trevor Chuan, Jorge Pacheco, Pedro Perez, Julian Merino, Bradford Jackson, Sinita Henriquez, Joshua Consul, Allen Huang and Jamarc Allen-Henderson. These students have pursued their higher education at various prestigious institutions including U.C. Davis, San Francisco State, and Sonoma State.

  • Beverly Shwert, Zephyr Marin Agent, Begins Term as President of San Rafael Harbor Rotary Club

    Beverly Shwert, Zephyr Marin Agent, Begins Term as President of San Rafael Harbor Rotary Club


    San Francisco, CA, August 3, 2015 – Beverly Shwert from Zephyr Real Estate’s Marin office began her term as President of the San Rafael Harbor Rotary Club on July 1, 2015. To launch her term, she attended the 106th Rotary International Convention in Sao Paolo, Brazil, in June, along with 15,000 other people from 150 countries and regions.

  • Zephyr’s Marin Manager, Erinn Millar, Funds Construction of New Home for Family in Need

    Zephyr’s Marin Manager, Erinn Millar, Funds Construction of New Home for Family in Need


    San Francisco, CA – May 28, 2015 – Erinn Millar, recently named Sales Manager at Zephyr Real Estate’s new Marin office, is an active member of Home for a Home. Home for a Home is a nonprofit organization that works with REALTORS® who donate a portion of their commission to fund the construction of a home for a family in need. Millar has been participating for about a year, and her first Home for a Home is now funded and complete.

  • Zephyr Agent Nancy Meyer Helps Advance Independence for Seniors

    Zephyr Agent Nancy Meyer Helps Advance Independence for Seniors 


    San Francisco, CA, May 7, 2015 – On Wednesday, May 13, from 6 pm until 8 pm, SteppingStone, San Francisco’s largest provider of adult day health care, is holding a fundraiser at the South Beach Yacht Club, 899 Second Street (adjacent to AT&T Park). Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served, and tickets are available at $75 each. RSVP to 415.974.6784 x16 or on the website. 

  • Zephyr Agent Ken Eggers Riding AIDS/LifeCycle as Member of Press Team

    Zephyr Agent Ken Eggers Riding AIDS/LifeCycle as Member of Press Team


    San Francisco, CA, May 4, 2015 – Ken Eggers, long-time Zephyr agent, has been selected by AIDS/LifeCycle to be a part of the press team in this year’s ride, which takes place May 31 through June 6.  Hundreds of requests are made each year, and Eggers’ story captured the attention of the selection committee.

  • Stefano DeZerega Awarded Zephyr’s Golden Z Award for Distinguished Service

    Stefano DeZerega Awarded Zephyr’s Golden Z Award for Distinguished Service


    San Francisco, CA, April 30, 2015 – Stefano DeZerega, a Top Producer and a Premier Property Specialist with Zephyr Real Estate, was awarded that company’s Golden Z Award at a company-wide gathering last week.

  • Zephyr Real Estate Agents Spearhead Fundraising for Dance Mission

    San Francisco, CA – April 7, 2014 – Last week at Zephyr’s weekly sales meeting, two agents, Jim Beitzel and Joan Loeffler, presented a fundraising call for Dance Mission, a local community organization located in San Francisco’s Inner Mission. After collectively pledging $1,000, the duo appealed to their fellow agents to generously contribute as well. To make the donations go further, Zephyr agreed to match funds dollar-for-dollar. As a result, through the contributions of the agents and Zephyr’s matching funds, Beitzel and Loeffler were able to present a check for $5,560 to Dance Mission.

  • Project Open Hand Receives Major Contribution from Zephyr Real Estate
    San Francisco, CA – March 17, 2014 – Zephyr Real Estate, a long-time charitable partner with Project Open Hand, recently contributed $5,000 to that volunteer agency for the replacement of one of its delivery vans. Upon learning that Project Open Hand had started the process to raise funds for the van’s replacement, Zephyr immediately stepped up.

  • Zephyr Real Estate Sponsors Annual Meritus College Fund
    San Francisco, CA – July 8, 2013 – On June 7, the 17th Annual Meritus College Fund awards were presented to 50 high school graduates for their pursuit of higher education. Zephyr Real Estate sponsored the awards ceremony, and agents from Zephyr provided a scholarship valued at $14,000 to Joshua Consul, one of those graduates. Joshua graduated from International Studies Academy and will attend San Francisco State University.
  • Zephyr Agent Wes Freas Delivers with Project Open Hand
    San Francisco, CA – November 7, 2011 – For 20 years, Zephyr agent Wes Freas has volunteered at Project Open Hand. In his first decade of service, Freas volunteered to deliver meals. When he joined the Zephyr team 10 years ago, he discovered that Project Open Hand was an ongoing commitment among Zephyr agents, and he subsequently became the Zephyr coordinator. As the coordinator, Freas promotes the program, recruits participants, schedules the teams and ensures that it happens every week.

Committed to Community

Supporting our community isn’t something we do once a year; we do it everyday. See what our company and our agents have been up to in our ongoing support of our neighborhoods, youth and education, health services and research, human rights and more.