Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) today was presented with a check for $11,540 by Anthony Marguleas and Briar Pecsok of Amalfi Estates, a residential real estate brokerage firm in Los Angeles. The check represents 10% of the commission of a recent home sale by Pecsok, a Sales Partner. Amalfi Estates has donated $57,938 to spcaLA since 2015.
“Good local corporate citizens, like Amalfi Estates, make a tangible difference in our community,” said Madeline Bernstein, spcaLA President. “Not only do their gifts provide a steady source of support for thousands of abused and abandoned animals at spcaLA, but Amalfi’s good example encourages others to do the same.”
In 2015, Amalfi Estates and its founder Anthony Marguleas pledged to donate 10% of commissions to five charitable organizations: spcaLA, American Cancer Society, Make a Wish, Path Making It Home, and Homeboy Industries. Clients choose the one charity their commissions will benefit. The five organizations represent the main causes Amalfi feels strongly about: pets, health, kids, homelessness and a local cause to help gang members transition to productive professionals. Over the years, Amalfi Estates and Marguleas have donated $464,000 to charity.
Today’s gift to spcaLA comes on the heels of Marguleas issuing the “10% Giving Pledge Challenge” to other residential brokerage firms across the country.
“If a small boutique firm like ours can donate $464,000 and still be successful, so can any other real estate firm in the country. I challenge them all to give it a try. Only good can come from it. Imagine with 1 million Realtors in the country, millions of dollars can be raised for those less fortunate,” said Marguleas.