Lyon Real Estate Celebrates 75th Anniversary
October 8, 2021

Lyon Real Estate Celebrates 75th Anniversary

$75,000 in New Grants Given, Surpassing $1,000,000 Since 2015.

Lyon Real Estate celebrated its 75th anniversary at its annual MarTech 2021 marketing and technology conference Oct. 7 — held virtually this year — featuring keynote speakers, tools and resources. Lyon continues to be committed to the Sacramento region, giving an additional $75,000 in grants to local and regional groups to celebrate the 75 year milestone. Since 2015, the Lyon Cares Foundation has provided more than $1,000,000 in grants to local non-profits dedicated to improving the lives of others.

The Lyon Cares Foundation aims to inspire and empower care and kindness in the communities it serves by offering time, talent and treasure to local organizations that work to make the world a better place. Agents earmark a portion of each commission and employees donate directly out of their earnings — in fact, 97 percent of Lyon agents and employees contribute, and this total is matched by Lyon Real Estate.



The non-profits awarded 75th Anniversary grants are:

  • 4R Friends/Street Vets
  • Auburn Chamber of Commerce
  • El Dorado Community Foundation
  • The Forgotten Soldier Program
  • Mercy Coalition
  • Sacramento Food Bank
  • Sacramento Kindness Campaign
  • Sacramento Parks Foundation
  • Sacramento Regional Coalition to End Homelessness
  • Shriners Hospital
  • United Way: Woodland Kids Read
  • The Upper Room Dining Hall
  • Yolo Farm to Fork
  • Zafia House

Each year, through the Lyon Cares Foundation and individual office-level programs, every Lyon office provides grants to worthy organizations throughout Greater Sacramento that further Lyon’s vision to inspire and empower care and kindness in the community.

“Since the founding of Lyon Real Estate, giving back to the community we serve has been a top priority and remains so to this day,” said Pat Shea, CEO of Lyon Real Estate.

Lyon recognized the need to go the extra mile with this year’s grant-making push, after a particularly tough period for charitable organizations, whose services have been needed more than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Thank you for your contribution of three $5,000 grants to Shriners Hospital for Children,” says Alan Anderson, Director of Development. “Your gift will make an immediate and long-lasting impact on the lives of children we treat for acute burns, scars from any cause, spinal cord injuries, chest wall anomalies, bladder and bowel disorders, and a wide range of complex orthopedic conditions. We are profoundly grateful for Lyon’s generous contributions over the years.”


In addition to the grants provided to local nonprofits, Lyon Real Estate is holding its 11th Annual Coat Drive, Share the Warmth, collecting winter wear for the entire month of October. Since the collection’s inception in 2012, Lyon has donated 72,776 coats to local nonprofit organizations with donations from agents, employees and members of the public.

The Lyon Cares Foundation will continue to contribute to the health and wellbeing of the Sacramento region through its company-wide commitment to clients, communities, employees and agents.


Lyon’s partner in giving is the Sacramento Region Community Foundation.

About Lyon Real Estate

Lyon Real Estate is the leading independent real estate brokerage company in Greater Sacramento (Sacramento Business Journal), and is proud to be homegrown, privately owned, and internationally known. Lyon has served the area for over 75 years. Last year, the company closed a total of 5,851 transactions and $2.86 billion in sales volume. Lyon Real Estate has over 800 agents in 17 offices located throughout the region. The company is a member of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, the largest network of premier locally branded firms, as well as LeadingRE’s Luxury Portfolio International® program. In addition to its real estate services, Lyon Real Estate offers RELO Direct, a global relocation program. Since 2015, the Lyon Cares Foundation has contributed more than $1,000,000 to local nonprofits. For more information about Lyon Real Estate, click to


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