Amy Mathieson, Regional Vice President of HR, FirstService Residential; Kevin Garrity, Senior Relationship Manager, Orange County United Way; Bob Cardoza, West Region President, FirstService Residential; Jim Wilson, Orange County United Way board member

Exemplifying its commitment to make a difference every day in the communities it serves, FirstService Residential, North America’s leading property management firm, has raised more than $1,300,000 in donations to the United Way. The company’s annual fundraising campaign concluded its 19th year with a total of $27,000 raised, surpassing its annual goal of $20,000. Associates in 13 offices throughout the state raised funds through payroll deductions and other efforts over a five-day period.
“It is always a pleasure working with FirstService Residential. Its team knows the impact of our partnership in generosity of both treasure and time, through volunteerism,” said Max Gardner, president and CEO, Orange County United Way. Gardner added, “I’m proud to say our community is a better place for many families because of our partnership with FirstService Residential, and we can’t thank them enough for their commitment to all of our local neighborhoods.”
The United Way improves people’s lives by targeting its services and resources to education, income, and health. Specifically, the organization works to ensure people are able to help themselves and their families by providing educational and job training programs and facilitating job placements. Additionally, it ensures that people have nutritious food and understand the benefits of exercise and healthy living.
“The level of participation from our associates, year over year, to support such a worthy charity is a source of immense pride,” said Bob Cardoza, FirstService Residential California and West Region President. “Drafting company values of being genuinely helpful, doing what’s right, and building great relationships is the easy part.” Cardoza continued, “Living these values for the benefit of others takes commitment and passion, which our team embodies year after year, and makes our efforts so rewarding.”
About FirstService Residential
FirstService Residential is North America's largest manager of residential communities and the preferred partner of HOAs, community associations, and strata corporations in the U.S. and Canada.  FirstService Residential's managed communities include low-, mid-, and high-rise condominiums and cooperatives, single-family homes, master-planned, lifestyle and active adult communities, and rental and commercial properties.
With an unmatched combination of deep industry experience, local market expertise, and personalized attention, FirstService Residential delivers proven solutions and exceptional service that add value, enhance lifestyles, and make a difference, every day, for every resident and community it manages.  FirstService Residential is a subsidiary of FirstService Corporation, a North American leader in the property services sector. For more information, visit
Jun 13, 2016