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By Christa Graff

The Group Inc


      Christa Graff

    Graff Public Relations, LLC





FORT COLLINS, Colo. (May 7, 2013) — The Group, Inc., one of Colorado’s most innovative and successful real estate firms, is continuing its rich tradition of giving back to the communities it serves with the launch of “GroupGives” May 7, a fund established at the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado to support programs and organizations that assure that everyone has a place to call home.


“As realtors, we are in the business of homes, and we want to help people achieve their definition of ‘home,’” The Group, Inc., president and CEO Eric Thompson said.


“To that end, since our founding in 1976, we’ve made philanthropy a key component of our mission here in northern Colorado, donating tens of thousands of dollars — and giving thousands of volunteer hours — to local charities. But the GroupGives program is our most comprehensive initiative yet, blending and focusing our resources to help northern Colorado — everyone at the Group lives and works — become and remain a true dream home for all.”


Starting May 8, The Group, Inc., will begin accepting grant applications from a range of northern Colorado charitable organizations. Grants will be announced on the last day of the month following the deadline.  Application deadlines for 2013 are September 30 and December 31.  To apply for funds, visit


GroupGives marks the latest in a long line of outreach projects by The Group, Inc. In 2012, it joined the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery’s “Founders Circle” by donating $25,000, and it has also raised more than $250,000 for the United Way of Larimer County, Respite Care, and ALS research and awarded two Northern Colorado students full-tuition scholarships to the Colorado State university College of Business.


“The Partners at The Group are generous community supporters,” Thompson said. “GroupGives provides the opportunity to combine and focus the collective generosity of our partners for greater effectiveness in the community.”


The Group, Inc., based in Fort Collins, consists 230 owners in five offices in northern Colorado who work together to best serve their customers and communities. The company performed more than 33 percent of all real estate transactions in northern Colorado last year, and it is regularly named one of the country’s Top-200 real estate firms by Real Trends Magazine.


For more information, visit The Group, Inc., website at, or contact Christa Graff, of Graff Public Relations, by calling 435-640-7921 or emailing


About The Group, Inc.

The Group, Inc. Real estate is a locally owned, independent company owned by the people who work there.  Of the nearly 230 owners, 180 are Realtors working in five locations throughout Northern Colorado.  The Group has been the market leader since it was formed in 1976, and was involved in more than 33 percent of all real estate transactions in Northern Colorado last year.  Group Realtors’ production far exceeds the national average, and they have been recognized among the most productive in the country. The firm is consistently named a Top-200 real estate firm in the country by RealTrends.

Group Realtors embrace a strong corporate culture of customer service, mutual support and working together as a team, and community involvement.