JBBBC – Jeannette Brownson Brokering Beloved Communities Fund

Hello! Welcome to JBBBC.

Jeannette believed that the strength and beauty of a community comes from those who live and work in it.  She would donate up to 10% of every real estate commission to the nonprofit of her client’s choice.  Jeannette wanted to give her clients the opportunity to support a cause closest to their heart.  Her client would choose the non-profit and then she would designate a “first fruits” 10% of her commission to a foundation that would send a check to the designated non-profit

Due to the kindness of CFHZ (Community Foundation of Holland-Zeeland), you can honor her legacy and be Jeannette!  Whether you are a broker, agent, or buyer, you can partner with us as we support various nonprofit communities around the country.

JBBBC Memorial Fund Board

How it works: 

If you are an agent or broker, at or immediately after the closing, you can direct your donation to JBBBC at CFHZ by clicking the link to the JBBBC Memorial Fund below. 

If you are a buyer, discuss with your agent and see if they are a participant in JBBBC. Pick a nonprofit to support – we’ve provided a list of ones that Jeannette donated to in the past – and let your agent know. They will do all the work for you – you can sit back and relax knowing that your money is being used to further the beloved communities around you. 

We do have a third option. Perhaps you won’t be purchasing or selling a home, but you would still like to help further Jeannette’s dream of building beloved communities. If you would like to donate to the matching fund, you can do so by clicking the link below. 

JBBBC Memorial Fund

For realtors, we will add a % match to your donation and send the total to the non-profit of your clients choosing.  

Some History:  

Jeannette’s first client to participate was Lisa – who chose My House Ministries.  Her most recent clients were Benjamin and Michelle who designated St. Benedict Institute four months after Jeannette died from pancreatic cancer.

Here are some of the local non-profits Jeannette supported in the past.  Now, with your donation to the Jeannette Brownson Brokering Beloved Communities Fund at CFHZ, you can too!  

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