We may be in the midst of the dog days of summer, but with the hot temperatures also brought some pretty cool prizes to a select number of staff and residents this year, courtesy of a fun contest put on by our friends at The Donaldson Group using their series of custom resident apps!

Our Staff Contest Grand Prize Winners from Southampton and Park Terrace 

The Contest

In collaboration with Mobile Doorman, The Donaldson Group created a contest running through June and July to boost resident engagement with their portfolio of custom apps. The contest pitted Donaldson communities against one another to see which building could improve its community’s engagement and usage rate with their apps. The bump in engagement would be judged over a month-long period.

The tight time frame meant staff needed to get creative with getting the word out about their resident app - and for good reason! Not only were three lucky Donaldson Group residents in store for a $1,000 prize, but the top two communities to raise engagement during the contest would be rewarded with $1,000 prizes of their own!

The Winners

When the dust settled and the contest was called on July 3rd, VA-based Southampton and D.C-area Park Terrace took home the highly-coveted Staff Contest grand prizes for their increase in resident engagement over the month-long period. And by no means was this a runaway victory for the two communities, as saying that the contest was a “tight” one would be an understatement.

“It was a very close call both between these two winners and their third-place contender, Tivoli Gardens, and 4th place Remington Place,” said Jennifer Casey, Senior Vice President, Asset Management at The Donaldson Group. “The difference between 1st place and 4th place winners was a very slim one percent… Wow!”

Our Resident Contest Grand Prize Winners from Tivoli Gardens and Peachtree of McLean 

The resident drawing, chosen at random for those residents that signed up during the contest period, resulted in three very happy community members at various Donaldson Group communities, Courts of Madison, Tivoli Gardens and Peachtree of McLean.

Congrats to the winners of last month’s contest, and thank you to our partners at The Donaldson Group for facilitating such an engaging and exciting contest for its portfolio of Mobile Doorman communities!