Burke County realtor is giving away $5,000

A Burke County realtor is celebrating five years by giving away $5,000.

For the past six months, Elizabeth (Billips) Highsmith has been writing $100 checks to charities to commemorate her five-year anniversary with Blanchard and Calhoun Real Estate Co.

As part of the celebration, anyone who has been represented by Elizabeth in a real estate purchase or sale can request a $100 check to his/her favorite non-profit, including local causes like churches, schools, clubs and sports teams.

“I wanted to do something big,” Elizabeth said, describing the tremendous growth of her business since its 2016 inception. “This community has been wonderful to me, and the people here are a driving force behind my success. This felt like the perfect way to say thank you.”

So far, checks have been sent to an array of charities, including Ronald McDonald House, Wimberly House Ministries, Augusta Child Advocacy Center and the BCSO Christmas Toy Drive.

Old Fella Burke County Animal Rescue has been a favorite among clients and has received $300 so far.

According to Elizabeth, the public reaction has been enthusiastic and heartfelt. “All I can say is that it feels good,” she said. “Really good.”

Elizabeth is a top agent at Blanchard and Calhoun and a two-time recipient of the Military Agent of the Year award. She is based out of the company’s Downtown Waynesboro office at 636 Liberty Street.


Elizabeth’s clients can receive $100 for their favorite charities by texting their photo with the charity logo or sign to 706-551-0729. Donations will continue until $5,000 has been contributed.


To see photos of all of the $100 recipients go to #ElizabethGivesAway5K

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