The Foundation's Year of Giving | Chicago Association of REALTORS®

CAR_Foundation_colorThroughout the year, the Foundation has been actively engaged in assisting REALTORS® and their families in meeting their real estate educational goals through scholarships, as well as helping to build a stronger Chicago through our work with various nonprofit organizations.

Here’s a look at what we’ve accomplished this year:

Charitable contributions

$70,500 in charitable contributions to:

  • All Chicago
  • Advocates for Adolescent Mothers
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago
  • Union League Boys & Girls Club
  • REALTORS® Relief Fund
  • Illinois REALTORS® Relief Fund
  • Marion Maner Public Memorial
  • Nate Ellis Support Fund
  • Hephzibah Children’s Association
  • Renaissance Social Services
  • Harley Helping Hands
  • Mercy Housing Lakefront
  • Sarah’s Circle


34 individual scholarships, totaling over $17,000

  • 4 Zeke Morris scholarships, totaling $2,000 (provided through Ada S. McKinley Community Services)
  • 2 Veteran’s Pre-Licensing Scholarships, with more pending

$22,500 Institutional scholarships to:

  • REEF – Jim Kinney Scholarship
  • REALTOR® University
  • Goldie B. Wolfe Miller Women Leaders in Real Estate Initiative
  • 100 Club of Chicago
  • DePaul University
  • Roosevelt University
  • Real Estate Associate Program (R.E.A.P)

Partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs

  • Donated $10,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago and Union League Boys & Girls Club
  • Organized a highly successful Volunteer Day on August 5th, in partnership with NAR, to throw a carnival and distribute over 250 backpacks with school supplies to the children.

$12,335 Raised for a Good Cause at 133rd Annual Inaugural Gala

Thanks to your generosity at the 133rd Annual Inaugural Gala, we raised $12,335 for the C.A.R. Foundation, All Chicago and the Boys and Girls Clubs!

We invited individuals who have been impacted by these organizations to speak at the Gala. Hear their stories below:

Jahnai Perez | Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago


Connie Bacon | All Chicago


Yassmeen Ewaida | All Chicago