$37,500 Donation from the “Saunders Gives Back” Program Helps to Fund the Florida Cattlemen’s Association Foundation


Launched in July of 2013, the Saunders Gives Back program was created to give ongoing financial support to the Florida Cattlemen’s Association (FCA) Foundation. Created by Dean Saunders, ALC, CCIM, of SVN | Saunders Real Estate (SVNSRE), the program was recently able to present Jim Strickland, Chairman of the Florida Cattlemen’s Foundation (FCA), with a check for $37,500 to help fund the FCA foundation.

Saunders along with Erik Jacobsen, Ag Reserves, LLC, presented the check to Strickland at SVNSRE’s annual Lay of the Land Florida Land Conference on April 4, 2014 at Streamsong Resort.

The sizeable donation was generated from a transaction between AgReserves, LLC and the St. Joe Company. The purchase of 380,000 +/- acres of timberland in North Florida was represented by Dean Saunders and Jack Vogel of SVNSRE.

Jim Strickland, Chairman of the Florida Cattlemen’s Foundation expressed, “I love people that think outside the box and Dean and his group do. This idea and concept of what they have done is so helpful to the ranchers, landowners, and the agriculturalists of Florida. Any money Dean gets through this program, he is going to give back a portion to the landowners of Florida. ”

The SGB program is set up for FCA members to be able to participate in funding the FCA Foundation through property referrals to SVNSRE. Once sold and closed, 5 percent of the agency’s commission from the referring party’s transaction side is contributed to the FCA Foundation. The donations from this program help to sustain and preserve the heritage of Florida cattle ranchers. Florida’s cattle industry is one of the 15 largest in the United States, has been a strong supporter of Florida’s youth, and has worked diligently to give back to the communities they serve.

As a long-time Florida land real estate broker and member of FCA, Saunders has strong ties to the association and the rich tradition of Florida landowners, ranchers, cattlemen, and Florida conservation.

Continuing the program for 2014, FCA members can go to SaundersGiveBack.com to register.

About SVN | Saunders Real Estate

SVN | Saunders Real Estate is regarded as an authority on all types of Florida land, transacting over $1 billion in sales from 1996 through 2013. Expanded in 2013 adding the SVN Saunders Real Estate | Forestry Group with advanced timberland expertise, the Saunders team of foresters and land real estate professionals offers advisory and transactional services through the home office in Lakeland, FL and its network of SVN affiliate offices nationwide and worldwide.

SVN Saunders Real Estate offers a broad range of services to meet the real estate needs of Florida landowners. Through long-held relationships with key government and industry decision makers, the firm provides consulting on government issues both locally and on state and national levels. For more information, please visit SaundersRealEstate.com.