Don Bereiter Classic raises $20,000 for West Seattle Food Bank

Don Bereiter Classic raises $20,000 for West Seattle Food Bank

From left, Michael Mallagh, Windermere Real Estate, Sally Hardwick, Windermere Real Estate, Marion Bereiter, Associates West, Shari Kruse, Windermere Real Estate and Larry Johnson are co-owners of Windermere Real Estate. Not pictured, Stephanie Quam (Tournament Co-Director) and Kenny Turner, Pepsi.

Photo by Patrick Robinson

The Don Bereiter Classic, a charity golf tournament held on September 10, raised $ 20,000 for the West Seattle Food Bank.

The tournament on the West Seattle Golf Course honored Don Bereiter, who died of cancer last summer. 40 golfers took part in the event. “Don was a popular figure in the West Seattle real estate world and was a mentor to many brokers over the years. He was very simply around and his friendliness, knowledge and quick wit was always seen,” said Michael Mallagh from Windermere and co-sponsored the tournament. Bereiter had a long career in real estate and was a branch manager for Windermere in West Seattle Junction.

Larry Johnson, co-owner of Windermere, said of Bereiter, “Don Bereiter gave a lot! He always had a smile on his face. He was always there to help his agents, from the greenest new agent to the most experienced. Don loved his job. He was never the guy who went through the applications. The way he showed up to work was a testament to his dedication to the organization he ran and especially to the brokers he served. Don was eager to help brokers improve, both professionally and personally. It is rare in life to find a career that you are good at and enjoy as much as he does. He looked forward to Coming to work every day, and it showed. Commitment and influence touched hundreds of brokers over the course of his 18 years of service.

Don was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in January 2020. He died on July 26th, 2020. He was a wonderful friend, an extraordinary father, a loving husband, companion and partner to his wife Marion. He has been a mentor, teacher, and leader to many in the real estate industry. To say he is missing is an understatement.

Family, friends, and co-workers will remember Don for so many reasons. His values ​​and teaching will resonate in the years to come. He was kind, generous, and wise … a winning combination. A wonderful person. Rest in peace, sir ready. We love you.”

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