The Gallo Gives Foundation Awards Community Donations

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The Gallo Gives Foundation Awards Community Donations

 As part of its ongoing effort to support the community, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Gallo Realty has formed the Gallo Gives Foundation.  2016 3rdquarter foundation earnings of $8,500.00 were awarded to the following worthy organizations:  Cape Community Fund ($2,000.00), Look Good, Feel Better program for the Cancer Support Community and the SAFE program at People’s Place ($1,250.00);  a portion of earnings ($1,500.00) has been set aside for a college-bound senior scholarship which will be available in the spring of 2017. The balance will be donated to Sussex Habitat for Humanity during the BHHS Gallo Realty Build Day in Ingram Village in Ellendale this month.  Andrew Ratner, VP at BHHS Gallo noted that the organizations chosen this quarter are “extremely well-run, and so beneficial to the well-being of so many people in our community.” 

The purpose of the Cape Community Fund is to assist residents of all ages in the Cape Henlopen School District who have been victim to an accident, illness, fire or other unexpected catastrophe.  The Cape Community Fund has been created to help manage and expedite donation, while affording a tax deduction to generous supporters. The fund provides financial support, up to $1,000 per incident.  For more information, visit and click on Cape Community Fund.

Look Good, Feel Better is a non-medical, brand-neutral public service program that teaches beauty techniques to people with cancer to help them manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. The program includes lessons on skin and nail care, cosmetics, wigs and turbans, accessories and styling, helping people with cancer to find some normalcy in a life that is by no means normal. This program is available through the Cancer Support Community in Sussex County. For more information, visit


The SAFE acronym means Shelter, Advocacy, Freedom and Empowerment for local victims and children of domestic violence.  The program provides a 24-hour help hotline, offers safety planning support and also supplies emergency shelters in a safe and supportive environment using the empowering “Sanctuary Model”.  Advocacy and case management services are provided as well. To learn more about this program and the many others at People’s Place, visit


The Gallo Gives Foundation is funded primarily through the company’s agents, management, and staff. Agents are encouraged to donate a percentage of their commissions earned and the firm then matches all agent/staff contributions 100 percent.  In addition, Gallo Realty will produce certain events that will benefit the foundation.  Public donations will be accepted as well. Each Gallo Realty office, in Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, and Bethany Beach, is represented by individuals who serve on the foundation’s giving committee. The committee researches community charities in need and recommends funding. The foundation is managed by the Greater Lewes Foundation. To request assistance for your charity or organization, please send information to Andrew Ratner, BHHS Gallo Realty, 37230 Rehoboth Avenue Ext., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.


About BHHS Gallo Realty

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Gallo Realty is an award-winning, full-service real estate firm that has been serving the resort region since 1979.  The firm has three main offices, located in Lewes, Rehoboth Beach and Bethany Beach, with two satellite locations in the Lewes area.  The company is independently owned and operated. Visit for details.

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, based in Irvine, CA, is a brand-new real estate brokerage network built for a new era in residential real estate. The network, among the few organizations entrusted to use the world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway name, brings to the real estate market a definitive mark of trust, integrity, stability and longevity. Visit for details.

About HSF Affiliates LLC

HSF Affiliates LLC, based in Irvine, CA is a joint venture of which HomeServices of America, Inc., the nation’s second-largest, full-service residential brokerage firm, is a majority owner. HomeServices of America is an affiliate of world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway Inc.


Cape Community Fund pic (above)

Pictured l-r: Gallo Gives Committee Member David Plivelich, Alyssa Bishop, Norm Price, CFF Board Members Esther Ann Ingram, Kathy Ford, Ed Shockley and Butch Archer, Gallo Gives committee member Tricia Ratner

Cancer Support Community

Look Good, Feel Better pic

Pictured l-r  Cancer Support Community Director Jo Allegro-Smith, Gallo Gives Committee members Andrew Ratner, David Plivelich, Norm Price,  Barbara Morales, and Alyssa Bishop .


Peoples Place pic:

Gallo Gives Foundation committee members Alyssa Bishop, Norm Price, Barbara Morales, People’s Place Communications/Donor Relations Manager Kim Rigby and GG Foundation member Tricia Ratner