The Legacy of Impact: Lyon Real Estate's Enduring Commitment to Community Betterment
December 1, 2023

The Legacy of Impact: Lyon Real Estate’s Enduring Commitment to Community Betterment

Lyon Real Estate, deeply rooted in Sacramento for over 75 years, has grown into a network of 16 offices across the four counties of Sacramento, boasting a dedicated team of over 200 employees and 700 real estate agents. Beyond the business metrics, what defines the heart of this company is its unwavering commitment to philanthropy, aiming to enrich the very communities in which they live and work.

The philanthropic journey took a significant stride in 2015 when Lyon Real Estate’s President and CEO, Pat Shea, laid the foundation for the Lyon Cares Foundation. Pat Shea envisioned a foundation that would serve as a catalyst for inspiring and empowering care and kindness within the community. The foundation’s core mission is to contribute time, talent, and treasure to local organizations, thereby actively participating in the collective effort to make the community a better place for all.

This philanthropic mission has become an intrinsic part of Lyon Real Estate’s culture, woven into the fabric of the company and deeply aligned with the values held by each team member. Beyond being a standalone initiative, the Lyon Cares Foundation serves as a daily inspiration, motivating the entire Lyon Real Estate community to make a positive impact and foster positive change in the areas they call home.

The Lyon Cares Foundation has left an indelible mark through its impactful annual individual office-level program. At the heart of this initiative is a commitment by each Lyon office to contribute $10,000, distributed in two $5,000 grants, to local non-profits within Greater Sacramento, selected with care and consideration. Since the inception of this program in 2015, Lyon Real Estate’s generosity has translated into a remarkable contribution of more than $1.3 million to over 120 organizations. These carefully chosen non-profits share a common goal: to aid those in need and actively contribute to the ongoing improvement of our communities.

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Beyond their community grants, Lyon Real Estate actively engages in philanthropy through an annual Coat Drive across its 16 offices. This heartwarming initiative involves the collection of winter clothing items, which are then generously donated to local organizations. Since the inception of this compassionate endeavor in 2010, Lyon Real Estate has rallied together to collect and donate more than 10,000 items, providing warmth and comfort to those in need during the winter months.

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As Lyon Real Estate continues to thrive in the real estate landscape, its commitment to philanthropy stands as a testament to its dedication not only to the business but also to the well-being of the communities it serves. Lyon Real Estate’s journey goes beyond buying and selling homes; it’s about cultivating a culture of care and kindness, leaving an enduring mark on the places they touch.

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