Plaza Home Mortgage, Inc. raised $70,345 for Susan G. Komen San Diego during its October month-long campaign to support breast cancer services, support and finding a cure—bringing a two-year total donation to $169,817. The gift from Plaza Home Mortgage, Inc. represents the efforts of its associates and customers from 12 regional offices, two divisions and corporate headquarters.
“We were so moved and impressed by the outpouring of support for Susan G. Komen among our associates,” said Kevin Parra, CEO and co-founder of Plaza Home Mortgage. “It confirmed to us that our decision to support Susan G. Komen was the right one on so many levels.”
For the second year, Plaza Home Mortgage, Inc. pledged to make a donation to Susan G. Komen for every funded mortgage loan originated in the month of October 2013 to recognize Breast Cancer Awareness month. The donation was the result of the extraordinary efforts of Plaza associates and customers nationwide. In addition to the corporate donation, Plaza employees in all 12 regions hosted bake sales, knitted scarves, lifted weights, walked, raced and looked pretty in pink to raise awareness for breast cancer.
“Our second annual pledge to Susan G. Komen provided both associates and customers with inspiration to work hard and raise awareness about this important cause,” said James Cutri, EVP of National Production and co-founder of Plaza Home Mortgage. “It was a pleasure to witness this engagement, and we are so appreciative of the effort everyone put forth.”
Parra, Cutri and Michael Fontaine, EVP/CFO, will present the check to Laura Farmer Sherman, executive director of Susan G. Komen San Diego.
“Plaza Home Mortgage’s donation will help Komen San Diego provide free services for every step of the breast cancer journey, which includes education, outreach, free mammograms, financial assistance for living expenses, food assistance, transportation and more,” said Laura Farmer Sherman. “This donation will also help fund the largest investment in breast cancer research in the world next to the U.S. government.”
Plaza Home Mortgage’s Senior Executives presented Laura Farmer Sherman, Executive Director of Susan G. Komen San Diego, with a check for $70,345 today at Corporate Headquarters, bringing Plaza’s two-year gift total to $169,817, thanks to the efforts of employees and customers in 12 regional offices, two divisions and corporate headquarters. Pictured here are (L to R): Ralph LoVuolo, SVP Lending Operations; Mike Modell, SVP Capital Markets; Steve Nadon, Chief Administrative Officer; Julie Manson, SVP Risk Management; Mike Fontaine, EVP, Chief Financial Officer; Kevin Parra, President; Laura Farmer Sherman, Susan G. Komen San Diego; James Cutri, EVP National Production; and Karin Neidhart, SVP Credit Policy.