C.A.R. Donates to Boys & Girls Club as Part of New NAR Initiative | Chicago Association of REALTORS®

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.

2016 NAR President Tom Salomone, 2015-2016 C.A.R. President Dan Wagner, Four-Time Heavyweight Boxing Champion and BGCA supporter Evander Holyfield and BGCA Chairman Emeritus Ron Gidwitz

2016 NAR President Tom Salomone, 2015-2016 C.A.R. President Dan Wagner, Evander Holyfield and BGCA Chairman Emeritus Ron Gidwitz

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.

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