MCO Realty’s Steve Vargo, right, presents Fountain Hills Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Patrick Sweeney with a donation of $1,600 to bolster marketing and outreach.

MCO Realty’s Steve Vargo recently dropped by the Fountain Hills Unified School District Office to visit with Superintendent Dr. Patrick Sweeney. In his hand he held a check for $1,600, rasided by MCO staff and agents.

Vargo explained that Fountain Hills resident Steve Coover coordinated the drive, the latest in his efforts to pull together funds for the local school district.

In 2016, FHUSD began a major marketing push including revitalizing the district website, site logos, new marketing materials, a video series and more. As Dr. Sweeney explained at the time, FHUSD has no marketing budget and so relied on the help of folks like Coover and the staff at Brokers Alliance to fund and create these products.

This year, MCO Realty has pitched in with funds that will once again support marketing and promotions activities for FHUSD, including a new direct mailer that will be distributed to neighborhoods in easy driving distance to Fountain Hills. According to Sweeney, this includes about 4,601 homes.

Vargo explained that the staff and agents of MCO simply wanted to help support a local cause that they believe in.

“We’re trying to attract more children into our local school district; that’s the whole point,” he said. “We feel we have a great district here, so we wanted to help out.”

FHUSD is currently on summer break, but those trifold mailers should be hitting surrounding communities in the near future, promoting each site within the district and other amenities, such as the soon-to-open East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) satellite campus. The new school year begins Tuesday, Aug. 8.