The National Association of REALTORS® is teaming up with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America to ensure that our children continue to have a bright future. At the kickoff event last week, the Chicago Association of REALTORS® presented a $10,000 donation to the BGCA. The check, presented to 2016 NAR President Tom Salomone by 2015-2016 C.A.R. President Dan Wagner of the Inland Real Estate Group, was the first pledge from any Association.
In his presentation speech, President-Elect Wagner noted that “we’re not only organizing local outreach and volunteer efforts with the Chicago club, we’re also making a financial donation, too.”
C.A.R. CEO Ginger Downs also tweeted about the announcement.
Additionally, 2015 C.A.R. Hall of Fame inductee Larry Klairmont recently donated $50,000 to the BGCA at a charity auction through the purchase of a 1934 Ford Street Rod Roadster. “I was happy to help such a good cause, and delighted to add this car to my collection,” Klairmont said. The car will be in good company in his Klairmont Kollection of classic automobiles.