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Brokerage CEO to climb Mt. McKinley to raise $30,000 for charity

Century 21 CEO and President, Rick Davidson's summit. Image courtesy of Century 21.

Hitting the highest peak in America for charity

Century 21 President and CEO, Rick Davidson has been climbing for 17 years and is now turning his attention to his next big climb from July 2nd to July 11th where he will lead a team of five in Alaska at Mount McKinley, America’s highest mountain peak.

For this particular climb, the team will be raising funds for Easter Seals, a non profit organization that helps children with autism, development disabilities, physical disabilities and other special needs. Century 21 has donated over $100 million to the Easter Seals over the last three decades and seek to raise $30,000 during this “Climb for Kids” as the team is raising $1 for each foot of elevation.

“CENTURY 21’s ongoing commitment to the community and our sole philanthropic partner is as strong as ever,” said Rick Davidson. “The Climb for Kids is meant to help continue this incredible legacy of giving to such a fine and deserving organization. Let’s help kids reach their own personal summits and live their lives with independence.”

The Climb for Kids journey will begin in Anchorage, Alaska, on July 2; then the team will head north to Talkeetna and ascend to the summits of Mt. Eldridge and Explorers Peak. A third summit will be determined based on weather conditions and access from the Eldridge Glacier. The catch phrase we are seeing tossed around over email regarding the trek is that “this climb will take the global real estate leader to new heights in helping the organization… literally.”

The CENTURY 21 Climb for Kids team includes:

  • Scott Becker, CENTURY 21 New Millennium
  • Greg Cornelius, CENTURY 21 NorthBay Alliance
  • Dennis Pysz, CENTURY 21 South America
  • Robert Struk, CENTURY 21 Curran & Christie
  • Rick Davidson, CENTURY 21 President and CEO

We see a lot of fundraising efforts from the real estate community as a whole, but this is probably the biggest and most creative endeavors we’ve seen this year.


Click here to donate to the Climb for Kids team
and to see the team’s location from July 2-11 as they are tracked with a GPS “SPOT” device.

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  1. Larry Dickman

    June 27, 2011 at 8:13 am


    Why are you bothering to write about this? If he truly believed in the cause, he would do it without needing the publicity machine screaming about it.

    • Amanda

      June 28, 2011 at 11:45 am

      CENTURY 21 has raised over $100,000,000 for Easter Seals. Getting the word out is a big part of the fund raising effort.

  2. Jonathan Benya

    June 27, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    I think this is a great publicity piece, and a great cause. Best of luck to the C21 Team on their climb!

  3. Amanda

    June 28, 2011 at 11:21 am

    My husband Greg is doing this climb with Rick! He is very excited! Check out his site at:

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