Windermere Awards Bridge Meadows $190,000

Windermere Cronin & Caplan Realty Group, Inc.
Windermere Real Estate / Stellar Group

February 21, 2011

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Windermere Cronin & Caplan Realty Group Awards Bridge Meadows $190,000 Raised From Local Real Estate Professionals

Joan Allen (right) presents $190,000 check to Derenda Schubert (center) and JoAnne Long (left) of Bridge Meadows to complete $250,000 commitment.

The gift built the Windermere House at Bridge Meadows, the innovative alternative to traditional foster care

PORTLAND, OR. – February 21, 2011 – Four years ago, Windermere Cronin & Caplan Realty Group, Inc. committed to raise $250,000 over four years for Bridge Meadows, a planned intergenerational community that provides foster care youth with permanent homes where thriving, healthy families raise them in an environment of support.  The firm awarded Bridge Meadows the first $62,500 to start the building in 2009. An additional check for $190,000 was given to the organization at Windermere’s 2011 kick-off all-company meeting.

The money will be used to fund the Windermere House, the only single family home in the Bridge Meadows complex, which opens this spring.

“Amazingly, the quarter million dollars were raised by our agents and staff during one of the worst real estate recessions in decades,” comments Joan Allen. “For four years, our professionals went above and beyond their mandatory Windermere Foundation donation (taken out of each commission check), made personal donations and held various fundraisers to support the effort.” In addition to the $250,000 raised for Bridge Meadows, an additional $222,000 was raised during the four years and donated to 51 other local non-profit organizations dedicated to assisting low-income and homeless children and families in the Portland Metro area and North Oregon Coast.

Joan and Brian Allen, the owners of Windermere Cronin & Caplan Realty Group, presented the $190,000 check to Derenda Schubert, Rhonda Meadows and Jo Anne Long of Bridge Meadows while the company’s agents and employees celebrated this remarkable achievement.


  • Bridge Meadows Executive Director, Derenda Schubert, Ph. D.
  • Rhonda Meadows, Founder of Bridge Meadows and Board Emerita
  • Jo Anne Long, Bridge Meadows Board Chair
  • Brian Allen, Windermere owner
  • Joan Allen, Windermere owner and Chair of our company’s chapter of the Windermere Foundation
  • All brokers and employees of Windermere Cronin & Caplan Realty Group
  • Pictured in the photo: Jo Anne Long, Derenda Schubert, Joan Allen


About Windermere Cronin & Caplan Realty Group, Inc.
Windermere Cronin & Caplan Realty Group handles residential and commercial real estate transactions from offices in Portland, Vancouver, Lake Oswego, West Linn and the North Oregon Coast.  The locally owned and managed firm is an affiliate of Windermere Real Estate, the leading residential real-estate network in the West with nearly 6,500 associates in more than 225 offices.  All Windermere brokers donate a portion of their commissions to the Windermere Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that distributes funds to homeless and low-income children and families. More information can be found at or call 503-412-1600.


About Bridge Meadows
Bridge Meadows is an innovative, intergenerational community that serves as an alternative to the traditional foster care system by bringing together three generations to build a caring, nurturing environment where at-risk children find loving, permanent homes that offer stability and hope. Once complete, Bridge Meadows will be home for up to 36 foster care children who find adoptive homes with one of nine families. Senior citizens serving as surrogate grandparents will live in the surrounding 27 affordable housing apartments. Completion and move-ins are planned for Spring 2011. More information about Bridge Meadows can be found online at and on Facebook.


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