David Boehmig, Patti Ellis, Nancy See Quarles and Jenny Pruitt with Scout, the newest inductee in the Atlanta Police Department’s PAWS unit
Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty (atlantafinehomes.com) has established a tradition of excellence in the luxury real estate market by adopting a people-first approach with its customers— and the same goes for its work in the community.
Amy Lance, Wes Vawter and Sandra Carey represent Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty at the 2021 Cathedral Antiques Show
The company recently demonstrated its commitment to investing in and improving the lives of Atlantans through two initiatives: first, by serving as a Diamond sponsor of The Cathedral of St. Philip’s 2021 Cathedral Antiques Show, which celebrated its 50th anniversary this year. Thanks to its sponsors, the cathedral’s reimagined show was able to go on in an engaging virtual format, all while raising money for City of Refuge, a nonprofit dedicated to helping individuals break the cycle of poverty. Specifically, proceeds from the event will go toward the renovation of 180 Degree Kitchen, which prepares and serves hot, healthy meals to those in need three times per day, 365 days per year. Having provided more than 2 million meals since 2008, the organization’s kitchen can now receive a much-needed face-lift to continue carrying out its important work.
Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty is also backing another group of dogooders— this time of the four-legged variety. Executive Chairman and Founder Jenny Pruitt—an avid dog lover—heard about the Atlanta Police Department’s new Police Animal Wellness Support unit through her role on the board of trustees for the Atlanta Police Foundation. “Supporting a successful program like PAWS that works with dogs was a natural fit for us,” she shares.
Pruitt—along with President, CEO and Founder David Boehmig; Senior Vice President, Managing Broker and Founding Partner Nancy See Quarles; and Realtor Patti Ellis—visited the APD’s Zone 2 Precinct in Buckhead earlier this year to learn more about PAWS and to meet Scout, the first dog inducted into the program. According to Maj. LeAnne Browning, who founded the program, the benefits of PAWS are vast—which is exactly why the Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International team felt it was essential to support. “[The dogs] are with us to lift spirits, help the officers decompress and serve as a bridge to the community,” Browning shares. “It’s a real wellness opportunity for staff and civilians.”
Photography by: Photos courtesy of Kim Link