CHICAGO, Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Easter Seals and Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of the world's largest residential real estate sales organization, are pleased to announce that CENTURY 21® president and CEO Rick Davidson has been elected First Vice Chair of the Easter Seals Board of Directors.
In 2012, the CENTURY 21 franchise system surpassed $104 million in lifetime contributions for Easter Seals, its sole philanthropic partner since 1979. The leadership team at CENTURY 21 international headquarters and its system of brokers and agents have consistently supported the Easter Seals mission.
"It's been a privilege to lead our company's philanthropic efforts over the last few years by reinforcing our commitment to Easter Seals, and I couldn't be more honored to serve as First Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors," said Davidson. "I am excited to further develop our company's relationship with the organization and nurture the Board's efforts to help support children and adults with disabilities."
Davidson was appointed president and CEO of Century 21 Real Estate LLC in 2010, and was appointed to the Easter Seals Board of Directors the same year. In addition to his work for Easter Seals, he was recognized as the 2012 Big Brother of the Year by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Morris, Bergen, Passaic & Sussex, Inc.
"The leadership team at CENTURY 21 Real Estate has a long-standing history of passionately supporting Easter Seals," says James E. Williams, Jr., president and chief executive officer, Easter Seals. "Rick Davidson is truly an Easter Seals champion, and we are grateful for all that he and the CENTURY 21 System have done to help children and adults with disabilities across the country. We look forward to working together to continue to grow our 33-year partnership with the CENTURY 21 System."
About Century 21 Real Estate LLC
Century 21 Real Estate LLC (CENTURY21.com) is the franchisor of the world's largest residential real estate sales organization, providing comprehensive training and marketing support for the CENTURY 21 System. The System is comprised of approximately 7,000 independently owned and operated franchised broker offices in 73 countries and territories worldwide. Century 21 Real Estate LLC is a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global provider of real estate services.
About Easter Seals
Easter Seals is the leading non-profit provider of services for individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities and other special needs. For more than 90 years, we have been offering help and hope to children and adults living with disabilities, and to the families who love them. Through therapy, training, education and support services, Easter Seals creates life-changing solutions so that people with disabilities can live, learn, work and play. Support children and adults with disabilities at www.easterseals.com.
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