Ozaukee Realtors Association supports Tailwaggers 911 at annual holiday party

By Freeman Staff

Jan. 9, 2018

From left, Ozaukee Realtors Association Director BJ Streiff, Tailwaggers 911 founder Dawn Boeselager, ORA member Glenn Strozewski, ORA directors Michelle Pries and Mark Brunner and ORA Association Executive Tina Dorward.
Submitted photo

CEDARBURG — The Ozaukee Realtors Association recently selected Tailwaggers 911, a dog-rescue nonprofit based in Grafton, as the recipient of funds raised by its members.

The ORA presented a check for $5,754 along with three boxes of miscellaneous, pet-related items. The funds were raised as part of the ORA’s annual holiday party. Tailwaggers has 501(c)(3) tax status.

Many organizations throughout Ozaukee County helped by donating silent auction items. ORA members and local real estate brokerages also made donations of items that were sold during the silent auction, according to a news release.

In addition to the 35 silent auction baskets that attendees bid on, four ORA member organizations – Associated Bank, Partnership Bank, Port Washington State Bank and Realty Executives Integrity – donated platinum baskets with values of more than $300 each that attendees purchased special raffle tickets for to have a chance to win. All of this money was part of what was donated.

“Presenting a check this size along with the other donated items is a great example of how everyone doing their part adds up to something amazing,” said Tina Dorward, association executive for Ozaukee Realtors Association. “In addition to our platinum baskets, we had many event sponsors, including platinum-level sponsors Associated Bank, Kohler Credit Union and Northwestern Mutual, which helped cover costs so we could donate more to the charity.”

The Ozaukee Realtors Association is headquartered in Cedarburg.