A Texas real estate agent is contributing to fund raising efforts at his alma mater by offering rebates on home sales for other alumni, in addition to making a donation of the portion of the rebated price to the Northwestern State University Foundation.
Gregg Manning, who serves Prosper, Texas, in the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area, proposed to offer other Northwestern Alumni a rebate of 1 percent of the sales price whether they are buying or selling a home. Manning will donate 10 percent of the rebated amount to the NSU Foundation and 5 percent of the rebated amount will be paid to the alumni who referred or marketed his services, all of which would occur after closing and funding the transaction.
“My proposal is simply to help raise funds for NSU,” Manning said. “Ultimately all parties involved with feel like they have contributed to NSU,” Manning said.
Examples include the following.
SP $150,000 = $1,500 rebate; $150 to NSU; $75 to R/M partner
SP $200,000 = $2,000 rebate; $200 to NSU; $100 to R/M partner
SP $500,000 = $5,000 rebate; $500 to NSU; $250 to R/M partner
SP $1,000,000 = $10,000 rebate; $1000 to NSU; $500 to R/M partner
Manning attended NSU from 1974-78. He earned a degree in political science with a minor in business and was a member of Phi Eta Sigma freshman honor service fraternity and Blue Key. He served as a senator-at-large, held office in Fellowship of Christian Athletes and was named Mr. NSU 1978. He was an All-Conference and All-American tennis player as a freshman and voted MVP of the tennis team as a sophomore. He was inducted into the N Club Hall of Fame in 1985 and recognized as an NSU Legend in 2016.
“I have known Gregg for many years and am deeply appreciative of his devotion to Northwestern State University,” said NSU Acting President Dr. Chris Maggio.
Manning has been a member of the U.S. Professional Tennis Association since 1981, having directed tennis operations at clubs around the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. The U.S. Tennis Association chose Manning as one of America’s best coaches in 1997 and he continues to train a select few today. He acquired his Texas real estate license in 1986 and began a second career. He was recently recognized in Texas Monthly magazine for the sixth year in a row as a Five Star Realtor for “Best in Customer Satisfaction.”
In 2007, Manning was diagnosed with leukemia. In 2014 he wrote “Manning Up in the Face of Death” to encourage other cancer patients with proceeds benefitting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Manning can be reached at (469) 556 9288 or through his website, greggmanning.com. Information about his book is available at manningupforcancer.com.