Each Friday, Robbie Briggs, CEO of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, writes about luxury, trends, business and more in the advertising pages of the Mansion section of The Wall Street Journal. Below is his letter of May 6, 2022.
FROM MY PERSPECTIVE
No one gives back like this bunch.
I’m proud to work alongside some of the most benevolent people in North Texas: our agents and staff. On their own, they give to charities, volunteer in their communities and serve on boards of all kinds.
Together, they do even more. On behalf of our brokerage, they work all year on everything from clothing drives to food drives to the Salvation Army Angel Tree gift drive. In recognition — and awe — of this immense spirit, I want to rattle off just some of the people and charities who have recently benefitted from our agents’ time and hard-earned money.
Love Your Neighbors: This is our own year-round program of giving back, funded by agents who voluntarily donate a percentage of every sales commission they receive. We have been able to make cash donations to area food banks and other helping organizations. This year, we will be giving to the Tarrant County Food Bank and OurCalling, a local outreach group that helps with everything from addiction recovery to mentoring.
UP All Night: This is a very fun annual overnight campout (tents and all) for kids and parents, which benefits the University Park Elementary School.
Our Fort Worth contemporary art show: For this agent-organized inaugural event, we partnered with the Fort Worth gallery Artspace111 to promote works of several contemporary Texas artists, all in a modernist space: our own Fort Worth office. A portion of the sales proceeds benefited the Saving Hope Animal Rescue.
Swiss Avenue Historic District Mother’s Day Home Tour: Mark your calendars: This one is Saturday, May 7, and Sunday, May 8. Because we have the agents who are the most famous experts in this special part of Dallas, we love being a part of this equally famous home tour, which benefits the district. This year, come see six historic homes and one great garden; the details are at sahd.org.
This is just a sampling of the support and sponsorships that our agents and our brokerage are able to give to area charities and folks who deserve some love. That’s why we call our unique program Love Your Neighbors. Come read about it at briggsfreeman.com/love.
In fact, I’d love for you to be a part of it.