SARASOTA, FL (December 5, 2016) – The Commercial Investment Division (CID) of the Realtor® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM) presented a $16,582 donation to the Children’s Guardian Fund (CGF) at the 2016 CID Installation & Awards Breakfast on December 2.

Carol Belmont, Vice President of the CGF Board, expressed heartfelt gratitude to CID members. The donation from CID will help CGF with their goal to provide normalcy to children who have been abandoned, neglected or abused. The Fund supports the Guardian ad Litem Program in the 12th Judicial Circuit.

“We can’t replace the love and care of their families,” said Belmont, “but at least we can provide them with items and experiences that will bring comfort and hope.”

This donation was made possible by the proceeds from the CID 15th Annual Golf Tournament on October 24 at the Founder’s Club. This year’s tournament brought in more than 90 commercial Realtors® for a golf scramble, raffles and a private CID reception.

“The Commercial Investment Division is proud to support the Children’s Guardian Fund,” said 2016 CID President Tony Veldkamp. “I have seen first-hand the positive effect of having an advocate and resources available to help a scared and lonely child in our foster care system. They do tremendous work.”

The Commercial Investment Division is a special interest organization of RASM with more than 350 professionals active in the commercial real estate market, including commercial brokers and sales persons, lenders, attorneys, insurance agents and professionals involved in all aspects of the business.