For a second year in a row, Windermere agents have pooled their local funds to sponsor college scholarships for low-income youth who strive to improve their lives. Through a partnership with Education First, students receive tuition assistance along with access to college coaching services to stay on track.
Specifically, the Wall Street, Magnolia, and Queen Anne branches used their funds to sponsor Yosef Yirdaw who plans to study computer science at Eastern Washington University. Originally an orphan from Ethiopia, he shined in high school with both academics and cross country.
The West Seattle branch is excited to support Brandon Olivera, a Chief Sealth High School graduate heading to the University of Washington to set the example for his younger brothers to follow. During high school, he spent many hours working in his father’s restaurant while making sure to help his siblings with their homework.
Both scholars will be the first in their families to go to college.
Special thanks to Windermere Foundation representatives Dan Drummey, Mike McDonald, Ellen Gillette, Mary Ann Vandergriff and Margaret Nordahl who have been instrumental in fostering this ongoing partnership.