$85,027 Donated to schools

$85,027 Donated to schools$85,027 Donated to schools$85,027 Donated to schools

Building Communities and 

Classrooms Together

About Us


Our Story

How We Work Together

Our Promise

We have paired Bruce Swanson with Swanson & Associates 17 years of top producing real estate service, and Dr.Keith Ingram's 33 years in education in Cherokee County to develop Education First Fund (EF2) which is an initiative to support our children and local educators. 

EF2 will make a $500 donation at the time of closing on a single home  to any EF2 participating elementary school, middle school and high school {of a client’s choice}.  

We designed this program to help alleviate the day to day struggles and supply demands at our local schools, and believe in sacrificing a little bit of our business to make a big impact in our local community. 


Our Promise

How We Work Together

Our Promise

Our mission is to support the education of our EF2 schools by donating to a participating school for every closing of a home- either bought or sold. 

Here is how it works-Once we have closed on your house:


EF2 will donate $250 to a program of the principal's choice 

+ A SECOND $250 donation will be made to 

a classroom or program of our client’s choice 

+ PLUS a THIRD $250 donation from Georgia Platinum Mortgage if a client were to choose them to close their loan (they're pretty amazing). 

THAT MEANS if a client were to buy and sell a home (two closed transactions) with EF2 then you could earn up to 

$1,250 for your EF2 school.  


How We Work Together

How We Work Together

How We Work Together

Education First Fund with Keller Williams Realty Partners are official partners in education with Cherokee County, Cobb County and Marietta City Schools. We are also members of Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce and Cobb County Chamber of Commerce. 

When it comes to selling real estate we are considered a company that cares. We are working with our participating schools to make this program a success through numerous marketing initiatives agreed upon by each participating school.

Our Goal is to give $50,000 each year 

to our participating EF2 Schools and the best part: Anyone can get involved 

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Our Details

Bruce Swanson


(404) 259-2161

Dr. Keith Ingram


(678) 910-9210

Xochilt Villalobos

(770) 596-5837

Christy Abernathy



Education First Fund

722 Stonecroft Ln, Woodstock, GA 30188


Open today

09:00 am – 08:00 pm

Client Reviews

"Amazing team!!! Bruce and Keith were always available to answer all questions. They were very knowledgeable."

~Mandy Stewart

"The team let us know exactly what we needed to do to get our house ready to sell. Our house sold in one day! Then they worked hard to find us a home to buy. They found us exactly what we were looking for. It was an awesome experience."

~Melinda Alumbaugh

"Working with your team was a great experience for us. We were well informed about what needed to be done to prepare our home to sell and well informed throughout the contract period. It was a great success for us"


"Great service from beginning to end.... sold our house and was key in helping find our new home"

~Curtiss Hancock

"Wonderful! Sold house for what we wanted and bought the house we wanted for the price we wanted! Very professional and honest realtors! Love that they give back to the schools and are so involved in the community!"

~ Jennifer Fowler

"Bruce was great all around. Extremely patient in helping me find a home in a sellers market. He was honest and straight forward with me regarding his opinions and expertise, which I really appreciated. I felt like he wasn’t just in it to get a sale, but had my best interests in mind as well. I was definitely pleased with him and the whole process."

~Allison Patrick

"Keith and Xo were amazing. We were coming from out of state and they worked so hard to have houses lined up for when we were visiting and looking at houses on our behalf when we couldn't make it to town. We found the house we love because of them."

~The Cunningham's

"Very hard work. Went up and beyond to make thing easy and smooth"

~BJ Tucker

"Keith and Xo made our first time buying a house an amazing process. They walked us through the process step by step and answered all the questions we had, no matter how busy they were. "


"Earned every penny of your commission, Not sure how you where able to put up with me. Bruce and Xo are awesome."


"Awesome to work with and just nice people!"

~Karen Carl

"It really felt like we were important to the team. We found our home in only three days!"

~Kirby Lloyd

"fantastic, timely, well-prepared, engaging, knowledgeable, friendly"


"Well informed and organized"


Participating Schools

Our Team


Partner and Agent, Bruce Swanson has been a top producing Realtor in Cherokee County for the last 17 years, and has been with the Keller Williams family for 11 of those years. As a father of an elementary school child in Cherokee County, he is excited to be a part of such a worthwhile program that provides much needed support to the local classroom. 

Mobile: (404) 259 -2161 

Email: bruceswanson@kw.com


Partner and Agent, Dr. Keith Ingram  has joined the Keller Williams Realty Partners Team, after 33 years in education, 20 in administration and most as Principal within Cherokee County School District. He brings a wealth of knowledge of the community and the educational needs of students, teachers and parents. He is excited to partner with Bruce Swanson  to help make Cherokee Education the Best it Can be!

Mobile: (678) 910 -9210 

Email: keithingram@kw.com


Agent, Xochilt Villalobos  is part of our Keller Williams Family and has joined us after 10 years in Dental Health management. As a Cherokee County resident and a mother of a middle schooler, she is thrilled to be a part of this amazing program that funds our schools and helps our community. 

Xochilt is fluent in Spanish and her number one priority is  to provide each client with outstanding service. 

Mobile: (770) 596-5837

E-mail: x.villalobos@kw.com


Christy Abernathy is a real estate agent and has been a certified teacher in Cherokee County for 15 years. She’s passionate about real estate, education and serving the community. Her specialty is single family residences as well as land and equestrian estates from hobby farm to professional establishment. She’s mom to three boys, three horses, a slew of dogs and a cat. When she’s not selling homes, you may find her riding a horse, driving her tractor, hiking with her boys or enjoying the sun in her Jeep

Mobile: (770)312-7354

E-mail: Christy.abernathy@kw.com


Creative Director, Christa Holland is our in house marketing, social media, tech & operations expert. Like Lauri, she is one of the most important parts of our team.  Christa has a mass amount of technical knowledge and experience. She has been in the industry for over 6 years, which gives her the ability to understand the market & the real estate world. When she is not helping the EF2 team succeed, she is spending time with her family or entertaining her     growing passion for makeup artistry.

Mobile: (770) 335-3908

E-mail: educationfirstfund@gmail.com


Lauri Wischner, Operations Director. Lauri is one of the most important parts of our team. She is the heart and soul of EF2 operations. She brings very unique and valuable tools to make our team run like a smoothly oiled machine. Lauri has been in the industry for 20 years and has brought with her a plethora of skills including high attention to detail & amazing communication skills. When she is not working hard for our EF2 team, you can find Lauri with her husband, daughter and 2 dogs,                 usually hiking.

E-Mail: EF2CareTeam@gmail.com

Learn More

Learn more about our promise to our clients and teachers by downloading the informational brochures below. 

Are you a teacher? Click here! (pdf)


Are you a buyer or seller? Click here! (pdf)