Goodwill Manasota receives grant to support 'Homebuyer's Club'

Funds from BankUnited will help Goodwill employees to achieve home ownership

Published Friday, November 1, 2019

 

SARASOTA/BRADENTON, FL – Goodwill Manasota recently received a grant of $4,000 from BankUnited for the Homebuyer's Club program. These funds will support Goodwill's efforts to assist employees who wish to purchase a home.

Goodwill's Homebuyer's Club prepares Goodwill employees for home ownership through a long-term program offering education, workshops, and credit counseling. It also provides budgeting counseling for families to ensure successful home ownership and helps employees who achieve mortgage pre-approval to purchase new or renovated homes offered through standard real estate channels.

"BankUnited is committed to helping the communities where we live and work by providing a solid foundation for economic success," said Claire Raley, BankUnited senior vice president, community development and outreach. "Helping community members to achieve home ownership is an area where BankUnited's support can have a positive effect on our West Florida community."

"At Goodwill, we offer a one-on-one pre-purchase and post-purchase counseling program, as well as education and coaching to team members interested in becoming first-time homebuyers," added Margie Genter, vice president of Goodwill Manasota. "We are grateful to BankUnited for its contribution toward helping our employees to achieve the 'American Dream' of home ownership."

For more information about Goodwill, call 941-355-2721 or go to experiencegoodwill.org.

Photo ID: (From l-r) BankUnited senior vice president Claire Raley, Goodwill vice presidents Margie Genter and Gray Videnka, and BankUnited vice president of business banking Mark Dunlop

About Goodwill Manasota Goodwill Manasota is an industry-leading 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that changes lives through the power of work. With philanthropic donations and revenue generated by the sales of donated goods, Goodwill is able to assist people with disabilities, veterans, seniors, and those with other barriers to employment by providing jobs, job skills training, and free career services. For more information or for a listing of locations, visit www.experiencegoodwill.org or call 941-355-2721.

About BankUnited, N.A. BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE: BKU), with total assets of $33.0 billion at September 30, 2019, is the bank holding company of BankUnited, N.A., a national bank headquartered in Miami Lakes, Florida with banking centers in Florida and New York metropolitan area. For additional information, call (877) 779-2265 or visit www.BankUnited.com. BankUnited can be found on Facebook at facebook.com/BankUnited.Official and on Twitter @BankUnited.