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Helping Merced Feed the Hungry

May 9, 2012

Loren Gonella kicking off the auction

Yesterday, May 8th, at the offices of the Merced County Association of REALTORS® (MCAR), Coldwell Banker Gonella Realty, along with Century 21 M&M and Associates, sponsored the annual auction through MCAR’s Charitable Foundation to benefit the Salvation Army, Merced County Food Bank, as well as the Merced County Rescue Mission. The auction raised more than $22,000 which will be used to help those in need in our local area.

This year’s event was a fantastic success – as we were able to fund-raise over $6,000 more than the previous year!

We each want to express our appreciation to everyone who donated items, all of you who attended, and each of our generous sponsors. This is a prime example of what can take place when competitors stop competing for a moment and unite to help mankind.

Members enjoyed a variety of foods donated by several sponsors

Captain Joel Harmon of the Merced Salvation Army

Generous Sponsors helped this event be so successful!

Loren Gonella with Diedre Kelsey of the Merced County Board of Supervisors

Check out our Facebook page for more photos of the auction!


Coldwell Banker Gonella Realty Congratulates Dorothy Kielty

December 9, 2011

This Wednesday, December 07, 2011, the Merced County Association of REALTORS® (MCAR) recognized Dorothy Kielty with the “Jesse Fees Memorial Award.” This award is given annually to the REALTOR® that exemplifies Professionalism, Service and Congeniality.

Since obtaining her real estate license in 2004, Dorothy has been very active in the real estate community – holding several positions, and being recognized with several awards. Among them include:

President of MCAR – 2008
“Lou Gonella Award” 2008 – Coldwell Banker Gonella Realty
“REALTOR® of the Year” 2007 – MCAR
“Member of the Year” 2010 – Merced Women’s Council of REALTORS®
“Entrepreneur of the Year” 2011- San Joaquin Valley Women’s Council of REALTORS®

Dorothy is honored to have been welcomed so openly to the local real estate community. She states that she is honored by all the awards she has received. The “Jesse Fees Award” and the “Lou Gonella Award” have the most sentimental value for Dorothy as they show her colleagues value her professionalism and service. The “Lou Gonella Award” is voted upon by the staff and agents of Gonella Realty when asked to select “The person, who, in your opinion, is a team player, exhibits integrity & ethic, treats everyone with equality, and takes great pride in their work.”

Before real estate, Dorothy was a computer engineer with Hewlett Packard/Agilent Technologies for 19 years. Dorothy enjoys being a member of the Gateway Quilters Guild. She is happily married to Larry Thompson, is a proud mother of 4, and grandmother of 5.

Coldwell Banker Gonella Realty would like to extend our sincerest congratulations to Dorothy. We are proud to have her as a part our real estate family.

If you are interested in receiving Dorothy’s award winning service, she can be reached through any of the following:

Merced Office:                                   209-383-2171 ext 318
Cell:                                                        209-489-0621