Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Seeking Nominations for Teacher Grants

Pleasanton, California (EastBayDaily) — Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie’s Education Foundation is now accepting nominations for outstanding public school teachers for their 2014 grant program.

Every year, Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate awards cash grants to outstanding public school teachers in an effort to acknowledge their priceless contributions to our children’s future. It is their way of giving back to the communities in which their realtors, owners, managers and staff work and live.

“The Education Foundation began in 1992 with a vision to honor teachers for their tireless work on behalf of our children, our schools and our communities,” said Kathy Ollerton, Executive Director of Charities. The Foundation has granted over $818,000 to 1365 special public school teachers throughout Northern California since its inception in 1992. In 2013, the foundation gave out 52 grants in three regions: East Bay, San Francisco and Sacramento.

To nominate a favorite teacher for 2014, visit our website at

The deadline is March 31, 2014.

About Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate Our heritage began with the founding of Mason-McDuffie Real Estate in 1887. In 2012, the company was named the 26th largest real estate services firm in the nation (REALTrends 500), and Number Two in the San Francisco East Bay (SF Business Times). The company provides comprehensive solutions to home buyers and sellers, and handled 6,500 transactions in 2012, generating $2.8 billion in sales volume. Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate includes joint ventures with Highland Partners in Piedmont and Montclair, Leading Edge Properties in Petaluma, Tri-Valley Realty in Pleasanton and Livermore, Ventura Barnett in San Jose, and Bahay Co. in Concord. Better Homes and Gardens Mason-McDuffie Real Estate is locally owned and has more than 1,200 real estate professionals with 30 offices in eight counties in the Bay Area, wine country and the Tahoe/Truckee region. For more information, go to


Cathy Harrington