Q1 2018 Foundation News

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The REALTORS® Community Foundation kicked off 2018 in high-gear — by introducing a voluntary foundation contribution option on the 2018 BRR dues billing, we started the year with about $9,000 to support the 2018 grant cycle. Thank you to everyone who donated!

In 2017, the Foundation granted $30,000 to local nonprofits, and almost $5,000 additional matching gifts were made to local nonprofits.  Our 2018 Foundation President, Kim Daley, has a lofty – yet achievable – goal for us this year: raise $50,000 to give back to the community! Don’t worry, there are lots of ways you can help!

Where did the Online Auction go?

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This year, the two largest annual fundraisers for the REALTORS® Community Foundation are together for the first time! The Online Auction will run in conjunction with the 22nd Annual Give Back Golf Tournament – better highlighting the REALTORS® Community Foundation and our mission.

The online auction goes live on May 23, 2018, at 9:00 am and runs through Wednesday, June 6th.

All proceeds from the Give Back Golf Tournament and the Online Auction will support the REALTORS® Community Foundation 2018 grant cycle. There are MANY opportunities for you to participate and help us raise funds to give back to local nonprofits.

Do you have an item you would like to donate? We’d love to have it! Send us a donation form so we can include it in the auction. The auction will be advertised to our 4,400+ members through email and on social media and has the potential to be shared beyond that to the community, and friends and family far and wide. Your logo will be featured with your donated item!


Calling all golfers!

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The 22nd Annual Give Back Golf Tournament is back at Shadow Valley Golf Course in Eagle, Idaho, on Wednesday, May 30th! The tournament kicks off with a shotgun start at 9:00 am. There are prizes for the winning teams in both flights, and, all golfers will receive (2) drink tickets, (2) drawing prize tickets, lunch, and range balls. Come check out the awesome games and prizes put on by our sponsors and win some fantastic drawing prizes. It’s $125 per player or $500 per team. Register your team today! Don’t have a team? That’s okay, we can totally match you up with teams needing players! Learn more at http://boirealtors.com/give-back-golf-tournament/


Service Projects and Volunteer Opportunities

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The REALTOR® Outreach Committee is working on coordinating service projects and volunteer opportunities. We will be participating in Paint the Town through NeighborWorks again this year, partnering teams to paint five houses. Paint the Town is Saturday, June 9th, though most of the work will be completed the week before. Let Shari Fernandez know if you or your office would like to participate.


That’s all awesome, but what’s with the new foundation name?

Hopefully, you’ve noticed that the Boise Regional REALTORS® Foundation is now the REALTORS® Community Foundation. We have the same mission: to improve the quality of life in the Boise Region through housing-related projects and grants. We are still real estate professionals giving back to our community.

 When Boise Regional REALTORS® (BRR) merged with the Emmett Valley Association of REALTORS® at the end of 2017, the jurisdiction of the foundation increased to include Gem County. With the more than 4,400 BRR members located all throughout the Boise Region, we needed our name to better represent how REALTORS® are positively impacting our community through our 501(c)(3) foundation.

 

Golf Tournament and Online Auction Opportunities

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There are four ways for you to get involved in the REALTORS® Community Foundation’s largest fundraisers of the year!

  1. Register your team to golf in the Give Back Golf Tournament.
  2. Donate an item for the golf tournament drawing.
  3. Sponsor the Give Back Golf Tournament.
  4. Donate an item for the online auction.

For the past 20+ years, the REALTORS® Community Foundation has hosted the Give Back Golf Tournament to raise funds to give back to housing-related projects that improve the quality of life in our community. Learn more about our 2017 grant recipients!

This year, we’ll be golfing at Shadow Valley Golf Course on Wednesday, May 30, 2018.

Sponsors will get their businesses in front of 200+ people who attend the event, plus sponsor logos will be featured in all of the marketing materials before and after the event. Learn more about sponsoring or donate an item for the drawing.

Partner with the REALTORS® Community Foundation by donating an auction item for our annual online auction beginning Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Your donation will be promoted for three weeks to more than 4,400+ REALTOR® members with your company name, logo, item description, and picture.

As a 501(c)(3) organization, items donated to the foundation are tax deductible.

Have questions? Contact Shari Fernandez, BRR’s Director of Events and Community Engagement.

2018 GBGT Sponsors

Boise Regional REALTORS® Foundation Awarded $3,500 Grant from First Story

The Boise Regional REALTORS® Foundation, the 501(c)(3) charitable arm of Boise Regional REALTORS® (BRR), recently received a $3,500 grant from First Story, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by Hayden Homes.

The funds will be used to further the BRR Foundation’s mission to improve the quality of life in the Boise Region through housing-related projects and grants.

“We are so honored to be selected by First Story for this grant,” said Cyndi Elliot, 2017 BRR Foundation President, and REALTOR® with Group One Sotheby’s International Realty. “This grant money will make a significant difference in addressing housing-related and neighborhood needs.”

The BRR Foundation offers opportunities for local real estate professionals give back to our community with their time, talents, and donations.

Andrea Anderson, BRR Foundation Vice Chair; Becky Enrico-Crum, BRR Foundation Director; Jaclyn Roberts, Hayden Homes; Montse Burkhart, REALTOR® Outreach Committee Chair; and Gary Salisbury, BRR Foundation Director.

Andrea Anderson, BRR Foundation Vice Chair; Becky Enrico-Crum, BRR Foundation Director; Jaclyn Roberts, Hayden Homes; Montse Burkhart, REALTOR® Outreach Committee Chair; and Gary Salisbury, BRR Foundation Director.

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Boise Regional REALTORS® (or BRR) represents more than 4,300 real estate professionals throughout the Boise region, providing resources to help members conduct their businesses professionally, ethically, and successfully. BRR has two wholly-owned subsidiaries, the Intermountain MLS and the REALTORS® Foundation. Visit boirealtors.com, intermountainmls.com, and brrfoundation.org for more information.

Hayden Homes provides new homes to hardworking families throughout Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Established in Redmond, Oregon in 1989, Hayden Homes has built more than 14,000 homes in over 300 new home communities. Hayden Homes continues to be the largest privately-owned homebuilder in the Pacific Northwest.
With a commitment to building strong communities together, Hayden Homes has contributed 2.5 billion dollars to local economies and creates more than 5500 jobs annually. Hayden Homes supports philanthropic efforts in the communities in which they build and have contributed more than 13.3 million dollars in charitable donations with the flagship of their giving through the 501C3 Non-Profit, First Story. To date, First Story has provided 69 work-force families throughout the Pacific Northwest with an affordable homeownership opportunity and a first step toward financial freedom.

Boise Regional REALTORS® Foundation Grants $30,000 to Ada County Non-Profits

The Boise Regional REALTORS® Foundation, the 501(c)(3) charitable arm of the Boise Regional REALTORS® (BRR) awarded thirteen Ada County nonprofit organizations with grants totaling $30,000 through its annual competitive grant cycle.

Funds for grants are raised throughout the year by members of BRR. The two largest fundraisers include the Give-Back Charity Golf Tournament and an annual online auction.

The mission of the BRR Foundation is to improve the quality of life in the Boise region through housing-related projects and grants. Since its inception in 1995, the BRR Foundation has provided over $1.7 million in grants to qualifying non-profit organizations throughout Ada County.

“Through BRR Foundation, real estate professionals are giving back where they live, work and play,” said Cyndi Elliot, Foundation President and REALTOR® with Group One Sotheby’s International Realty. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to make an impact in our community by supporting these outstanding organizations.”

The 2017 grant recipients are:

Boise Firefighters Local 149 Burnout Fund  ̶  $1,300 to provide fire victims with immediate resources for food, shelter and clothing needs.

Boise Firefighters Local 149 Burnout Fund

Boise Firefighters Local 149 Burnout Fund

 

Boise Rescue Mission/City Light Home for Women & Children  ̶  $2,500 to provide program support for the City Life Home for Women & Children; including the Emergency Services Program, New Life Program, Transitional Housing Program and Children’s Program.

Boise Rescue Mission/City Light Home for Women & Children

Boise Rescue Mission/City Light Home for Women & Children

 

Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity   ̶  $2,000 to assist with construction costs for affordable homes at 46th & Adams in Garden City, Idaho.

Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity

Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity

 

CATCH, Inc. (Charitable Assistance to Community’s Homeless)  ̶   $3,000 to assist families transitioning from homeless shelters into their own homes.

CATCH, Inc. (Charitable Assistance to Community’s Homeless)

CATCH, Inc. (Charitable Assistance to Community’s Homeless)

 

Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Centers   ̶  $2,000 to fund scholarships for children who homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless.

Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Centers

Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Centers

 

Good Samaritan League   ̶   $3,000 to remove a large tree on the State Street property.

Good Samaritan League

Good Samaritan League

 

Jesse Tree   ̶   $2,500 to provide rental assistance services in Ada County.

Jesse Tree

Jesse Tree

 

LEAP Charities, Inc.    ̶   $2,500 to help purchase five condominiums for use as refugee transitional housing.

LEAP Charities, Inc.

LEAP Charities, Inc.

 

Life’s Kitchen   ̶   $3,000 to nutritious meals at the Interfaith Sanctuary shelter.

Life’s Kitchen

Life’s Kitchen

 

NeighborWorks   ̶   $2,500 to help fund the Paint the Town program.

NeighborWorks

NeighborWorks

 

The Salvation Army   ̶   $2,000 to support the Finally Home “transition in place” program.

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army

 

Women’s and Children’s Alliance   ̶   $2,500 to support emergency and transitional shelters for victims fleeing domestic and/or sexual violence.

Women’s and Children’s Alliance

Women’s and Children’s Alliance

 

West Ada School District   ̶   $1,200 to support the High School + Homeless = Success program which provides a small monthly housing stipend for unaccompanied homeless youth, ages 18-21.

West Ada School District

West Ada School District

 

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Boise Regional REALTORS® (or BRR) represents more than 4,300 real estate professionals throughout the Boise region, providing resources to help members conduct their businesses professionally, ethically, and successfully. BRR has two wholly-owned subsidiaries, the Intermountain MLS and the Boise Regional REALTORS® Foundation. Visit boirealtors.com, intermountainmls.com, and boirealtors.com/realtor-foundation/ for more information.

Boise Regional REALTORS® Foundation Grant Application is Open

The Boise Regional REALTORS® Foundation will be accepting grant applications for its annual competitive grant cycle beginning Tuesday, August 15, 2017, through Friday, September 15, 2017. In 2016, the BRR Foundation awarded nine grants totaling more than $25,000.

The mission of the BRR Foundation is to improve the quality of life in the Boise region through housing-related projects and grants. The two largest fundraisers include the Give-Back Golf Tournament and online auction. Funds for grants are raised throughout the year by BRR members — local real estate professionals giving back to our community.

“The BRR Foundation board is pleased to offer grant opportunities to local organizations making an impact in our community,” said Cyndi Elliot, 2017 BRR Foundation President, and REALTOR® with Group One Sotheby’s International Realty. “By supporting these nonprofits with grants, we are able to make a tangible difference by addressing housing-related and neighborhood needs.”

Since its inception in 1995, the BRR Foundation has provided over $1.7 million in grants to qualifying nonprofit organizations throughout Ada County. Past grant recipients include Boise Fire Fighters Local 149, Boise Rescue Mission, Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity, Charitable Assistance To Community’s Homeless (CATCH), Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Centers, Good Samaritan Home, Life’s Kitchen, NeighborWorks®, The Salvation Army, and the Women’s & Children’s Alliance. The BRR Foundation also offers a matching gifts program for member contributions to local nonprofits.

Find the grant application and learn more about the criteria for consideration at http://boirealtors.com/foundation-grant-application.

 

Boise Regional REALTORS® Paint Five Boise Homes

Local real estate professionals volunteered their time and resources by participating in this year’s Neighborworks® Paint the Town™, painting the homes of deserving residents who are unable to do it themselves. If you’ve ever painted a house, you know that this isn’t an easy task. Teams schedule working times with homeowners, perform hours of prep, painting and clean up. BRR teams often go above and beyond, trimming bushes and trees, and making repairs to the home prior to painting. One homeowner commented, “This is a better paint job than if we’d hired someone to do it!”

This year, BRR had five teams participate: Lysi Bishop Real Estate and Keller Williams Realty Boise painted house #1; The Independent Broker’s Council painted house #2; Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Group painted house #3; AAD Inspection and Silvercreek Realty Group painted house #4; and BRR Young Professionals Network, Silverhawk Realty, and Templeton Real Estate painted house #5.

BRR Foundation has donated nearly $100,000 as a sponsor of Paint the Town™ since the foundation’s inception in 1995. Sponsorship funds help cover the cost of paint and materials for the event. The REALTOR® Outreach Committee (ROC), the working arm of the BRR Foundation, helps recruit volunteer teams and match teams with homeowners. If you’re interested in getting involved with ROC, BRR is currently accepting applications for 2018 committees. If you’d like to volunteer for next year’s Paint the Town™, we will share details on how to sign up in early spring 2018.

Thank you to our volunteers, and to everyone who supports the BRR Foundation. Your efforts reflect the fact that REALTOR® and affiliate members are committed to giving back to our community.

2017 Paint the Town Photo Gallery

Boise Regional REALTORS® Young Professionals Network (BRR YPN), Silverhawk Realty, and Templeton Real Estate teamed up to form one of the five teams participating in Paint the Town with Boise Regional REALTORS®. Volunteers pose with homeowners in front to nearly finished paint job.

Boise Regional REALTORS® Young Professionals Network (BRR YPN), Silverhawk Realty, and Templeton Real Estate teamed up to form one of the five teams participating in Paint the Town with Boise Regional REALTORS®. Volunteers pose with homeowners in front of the nearly finished paint job.

Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Group

Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Group was one of the five teams participating in Paint the Town with Boise Regional REALTORS®. Painters busy at work on Saturday, June 10, 2017.

Independent Brokers Council

The Independent Broker’s Council was one of the five teams participating in Paint the Town with Boise Regional REALTORS®. Volunteers in front of the house in progress.

Lysi Bishop KW with homeowners

Lysi Bishop Real Estate and Keller Williams Realty Boise House teamed up to form one of the five teams participating in Paint the Town with Boise Regional REALTORS®. Lysi Bishop Real Estate and Keller Williams Realty Boise volunteers gathered around the homeowners (centered) in front of the newly painted house.

AAD Inspection Silvercreek Realty Group

AAD Inspection and Silvercreek Realty Group teamed up to form one of the five teams participating in Paint the Town with Boise Regional REALTORS®. Volunteers putting the finishing touches on the freshly painted home.

Boise Regional REALTORS® Golf for a Cause

Local real estate professionals raised over $20,000 at the 2017 Stan Thomas Give Back Golf Tournament benefiting the Boise Regional REALTORS® (BRR) Foundation, whose mission is to improve the quality of life in the Boise region through housing-related projects and grants. The golf tournament was held June 1, 2017, at Eagle Hills Golf Course with 136 golfers and 36 sponsors participating. As one of the largest annual fundraisers for the BRR Foundation, this year’s event was a tremendous success, raising nearly $2,500 more than in 2016.

The tournament is named in memory of Stan Thomas, a real estate professional and avid golfer, who was actively involved in serving our community for many years.

Since its inception in 1995, the BRR Foundation has provided over $1.7 million in grants to qualifying non-profit organizations throughout Ada County. Past grant recipients include Boise Fire Fighters Local 149, Boise Rescue Mission, Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity, Charitable Assistance To Community’s Homeless (CATCH), Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Centers, Good Samaritan Home, Life’s Kitchen, NeighborWorks®, The Salvation Army, Women’s & Children’s Alliance. The BRR Foundation also offers a matching gifts program for member contributions to local non-profits.

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2017 Event Photo Gallery

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors!

2017 STGBG Tourny Sponsors

2017 BRR Foundation Online Auction

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