Give-Back Golf Tournament Raises Money for Non-Profits

Local real estate professionals raised over $24,000 at the 2018 Give-Back Golf Tournament benefiting the REALTORS® Community 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 May 30, 2018, at Shadow Valley Golf Course with 151 golfers and 47 sponsors participating. As one of the largest annual fundraisers for the REALTORS® Community Foundation, this year’s event was a tremendous success, raising over $4,000 more than in 2017.

Kim Daley, 2018 REALTORS® Community Foundation President

Kim Daley, 2018 REALTORS® Community Foundation President

“Participation from REALTORS® and other industry leaders was phenomenal this year,” noted Kim Daley, 2018 REALTORS® Community Foundation President. “It just shows how committed this industry is to giving back to the community. All of the funds raised by this event will help real people facing housing challenges in our area.”

Since its inception in 1995, the REALTORS® Community Foundation has provided over $1.7 million in grants to qualifying non-profit organizations throughout Ada County, expanding services to Gem County in 2018. 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, Jesse Tree, LEAP Charities, Life’s Kitchen, NeighborWorks®, The Salvation Army, Women’s & Children’s Alliance, and the West Ada School District Foundation. The BRR Foundation also offers a matching gifts program for member contributions to local non-profits.

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Boise Regional REALTORS® (BRR), is a 501(c)6 trade association, representing more than 4,500 real estate professionals throughout the Boise Region. Established in 1920, BRR is the largest local REALTOR® association in the state of Idaho, helping members achieve real estate success through ethics, professionalism, and connections. BRR has two wholly-owned subsidiaries, Intermountain MLS (IMLS) and the REALTORS® Community Foundation.

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REALTORS® Community Foundation Grants Over $25,000 to Ada County Non-Profits

The Boise Regional REALTORS® Community Foundation, the 501(c)(3) charitable arm of the Boise Regional REALTORS® (BRR) awarded nine Ada County nonprofit organizations with grants totaling more than $25,000 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 online auction at the annual Circle of Excellence Awards Gala.

The objective of the REALTORS® Community Foundation is to support projects and programs in Ada County that transform the lives of the people in the neighborhoods in which we serve, with special consideration given to projects and programs focused on housing.

“The REALTORS® Community Foundation Board carefully considers each application and researches all potential grant recipients,” said Krista Deacon, Foundation President and Designated Broker for Silvercreek Realty Group. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to make a difference in our communities by supporting these wonderful organizations.”

The 2016 grant recipients are:

Boise Firefighters Local 149 Burnout Fund  ̶  $1,500 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 in the Tradewinds Development located at the corner of Locust Grove and Victory in Meridian.

Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity

Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity

 

CATCH, Inc. (Charitable Assistance to Community’s Homeless)  ̶   $2,000 to provide rent, security deposit and utility assistance to homeless families with children.

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

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

 

Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Centers   ̶  $3,000 to fund scholarships for children who are at risk of becoming homeless.

Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Centers

Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Centers

 

Good Samaritan League   ̶   $3,530 to bring ½ baths and communal baths into ADA compliance by providing restroom rail bars, sing pipe coverings and shower curtains.

Good Samaritan League

Good Samaritan League

 

Life’s Kitchen  ̶   $5,000 to help expand the Stone Soup Project providing hot, nutritious meals 365 days a year at the Interfaith Sanctuary shelter.

Life’s Kitchen

Life’s Kitchen

 

NeighborWorks (formerly Neighborhood Housing Services)   ̶  $2,500 to help fund the Paint the Town program.

NeighborWorks

NeighborWorks

 

Women’s and Children’s Alliance   ̶  $3,000 to maintain the viability of the critical emergency shelter for victims of domestic and/or sexual violence.

Women and Children's Alliance

Women’s and Children’s Alliance

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Boise Regional REALTORS® (BRR; formerly the Ada County Association of REALTORS® or “ACAR”) represents more than 4,000 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® Community Foundation. Visit boirealtors.com, intermountainmls.com, and boirealtors.com/realtor-foundation/ for more information.

RPAC Golf Tournament – Registration Open

Registration is now open for the 2nd Annual RPAC Golf Tournament on Wednesday, September 23rd at The Club at SpurWing. This 9-hole tournament is a 4-person scramble with a shotgun start at 9am followed by lunch at approximately 11:30am (the event should be done by 1pm).  If you are a current investor in RPAC or are interested in learning more about or becoming an investor in RPAC, this tournament is for you!

The tournament is open to all ACAR members.  Major Investors at the Sterling R ($1,000) level and above are invited to play for FREE! All other ACAR members are invited to play for $75. Or join us just for lunch for only $20. REGISTER NOW.

Registration includes:

  • 9 holes of golf on Spurwing’s new Challenge Course
  • golf cart
  • drink ticket
  • raffle ticket
  • awards lunch

All tournament proceeds benefit RPAC which works to protect homeownership and the real estate industry by fighting issues and electing pro-REALTOR® and pro-real estate candidates. RPAC dollars are used on the federal, state and local levels to support issues critical to the future of real estate and REALTORS®.

Golf and Give: A Perfect Match

On Thursday, August 7th, ACAR will be hosting our 18th Annual Give Back Golf Tournament at Falcon Crest Golf Course. This fabulous event will include lunch, player gift bags, raffle prizes and super tickets with over 100 golfers and much – much – more!

This is a fun-filled event where REALTOR and Affiliate members along with friends and family of ACAR can spend a day out on the course while raising funds for a great cause.

All net proceeds from the event will go to REALTOR Community Foundation a 501(c)(3) that will provide grants to support programs and projects that enhance the quality of life in Ada County.

If you haven’t already, please REGISTER NOW. Make sure you have your Team Name ready to enter, you can also register individually or as a team (they will be registered as “guests”).

 

Questions, contact Sarah Kestler| Director of Communications