Long & Foster’s Longport Office Gives Back to Area Nonprofit

April 28, 2015
Jerome DiPentino

Company donates to agent-selected charity as part of regional contest

Since its founding in 1968, Long & Foster Real Estate, the largest independent residential real estate company in the United States, has been committed to giving back to the communities in which its agents and employees live and work. That’s why, as part of the company’s Coastal regional sales competition in March, the brokerage decided to award its winning agents with both a cash prize and a donation of the matching amount to the charity of that agent’s choice. Long & Foster’s Coastal region includes all the firm’s offices on the New Jersey shore, the Delaware beaches and Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

In the Longport, N.J., office of Long & Foster, Jerome DiPentino was selected as a winner, receiving a cash prize of $250 and another $250 to donate to a charity of his choice. DiPentino, as a strong community advocate, chose to donate both amounts, and as such, Long & Foster will contribute $500 to the Bacharach Hospital Foundation of Pomona, N.J., on DiPentino’s behalf.

“Giving back to the community is part of our culture here at Long & Foster, and our Longport family greatly enjoys being able to support so many local and national organizations in their efforts to improve the lives of so many of our fellow Americans,” said Maria Marinelli, manager of Long & Foster’s Longport office. “At a time when many organizations have a great need for extra support, we are honored to have an opportunity to assist them in getting the job done.”

Terry Spahr, senior vice president and regional manager for Long & Foster’s Coastal Region, agreed. “At Long & Foster, we coordinate numerous charitable events throughout the year, but this is the first year that our sales competition has rewarded not only our sales associates for their hard work, but also contributed to their favorite charity. We’re thrilled to help the community in this new way, and we’re committed to making the competition an annual event.”

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