RASM REALTORS® Charitable Foundation

The RASM REALTORS® Charitable Foundation (RRCF) is the charitable arm of RASM.

As REALTORS®, we believe everyone should have a safe place to call home and a community of which to be proud. RASM REALTORS® are invested in communities where we live, work and play. Giving back to the community, RASM has long partnered with area organizations in Sarasota and Manatee counties. We are also dedicated to one another, as REALTORS®.


The Foundation was established to consolidate RASM’s scholarship and community giving programs and have a greater impact in the Sarasota and Manatee area. 

RRCF Mission

The RRCF’s mission is to enhance the quality of life and opportunities in Sarasota and Manatee counties,  and support RASM members in need, through the direct gifts of RASM members. 

RRCF Objectives

  • Provide a tax-deductible method for members to contribute to RASM’s charitable endeavors 
  • Support Sarasota & Manatee communities 
  • Provide student scholarships for higher education
  • Assist RASM members in crisis

Why Give?

Giving has an impact on individual lives and the quality of life in our communities. RASM REALTORS®  have always been generous, volunteering in the community and donating funds through RASM Gives Back.  In recent years, RASM members have hosted fundraisers to support local charities like Habitat for Humanity, Heroes Welcome Home, Harvest House, and the Everyday Blessings Springboard Program.   

Who and What Does the Foundation Support?

The Foundation provides funding for individuals and not-for-profit organizations in the Sarasota and  Manatee County area that enhance the quality of life in the community. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Scholarships for higher education for members of RASM, their immediate family, and community  members – including students pursuing a career related to real estate
  • Charitable organizations tackling affordable housing, fighting homelessness and providing  emergency shelter in the event of natural disaster 
  • Financial support for RASM members in crisis, such as family financial need resulting from the death of a REALTOR®, medical emergency, or a hurricane

To apply for a Foundation scholarship, click here.

How to Give?

You can support the RASM REALTORS® Charitable Foundation fund by becoming a donor. Learn more about our donation opportunities here.

Checks can also be made out to RASM REALTORS® Charitable Foundation to this address: 2320 Cattlemen Road, Sarasota, FL 34232. For more information, contact foundation@myrasm.com.

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Buy an Engraved Brick 

The engraved bricks will pave the entrance walkways to our RASM South building and our new RASM North building (currently under renovation). Our “Buy A Brick” campaign will give Individual Members and Firms the opportunity to memorialize their membership with RASM and to leave their legacy in the community through the Foundation. Buy a brick here.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Yes. 100% of your contribution is tax-deductible.

Foundation Board of Directors

Alex Krumm, President
Tony Veldkamp, President-Elect
Brian Tresidder, Vice President
Debi Reynolds
, Treasurer
Dave Clapp, Director

Ex officio
Jeff Arakelian, CEO & Corporate Secretary

Donor Program

An additional way to contribute to the Foundation is through the Donor Program. There are several donor platforms available: Platinum Donor ($2,000 or more), Gold Donor ($1,000 – $1,999), Silver Donor ($250 – $999), (Bronze Donor $100 – $249), and a Donor level ($100). Each donor level comes with perks such as name recognition in RASM printed materials and the website, depending on the level of contribution. Click here to learn more about our donation opportunities and benefits.

Thank You to Our 2021 RRCF Donors!

Emma Johnson
Greg Kosin
Marc Mailloux
Derek Patti
Ivan Gould
Tony Veldkamp
Alex Krumm
Debi Reynolds
Max Brandow
Meagan West Enterprises Inc.
Tiffany Long
Michael Bruno
Barry Grooms
Cindy Jaramillo

Charles Fitzgerald
Jake Kearney
Georgia Salaverri
Ariana Gillooly
Nathan Butrum
Christopher Kiblin
Shaun Peens
Angela Ramos
Monica Desomma
Amy Worth
Robin Eekhof
Kathy Nunnally
Heidi Lusk
Mary Collandra
Brian Tresidder
Annette Bentley-Reilly
Bria Moore
Linda Formella
Brian Partie
Jennifer Thompson
Julia Montei

Carol Bergere
Julianna Burns
Michelle Hupp
Trey Martell
Michael Gray
Stafford Starcher
Robin Short
Jessica Arens
Robert Sartore
Rita Conway
Chris Hunt
Patricia Johnson
Anita Lambert
Cheri Mazan Castro
Mary Northrup
Meagan West
Deborah Nevadomski
Holly Switow
Barbara Teyssier
Brian Loebker
Gloria Reber

Emil Vargyas
Lisa Michel
David Silvers
Clover Teyssier
Diane Ragsdale
Carlos Solorzano
Lauren Murray
Keren Mizrahi
Tom Romine
Beverly Perez
Katie Cintron
Jim Buresch
Jody Carlson
Craig Cooper
Patricia Dempsey
Nancy Allen
Joyce Steward
Brandi Furlan
James Hirschman
Nadia Gross

Alexis Fraser

Gina McCarthy

Patricia Baker