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

Request for Assistance

If you’re an active member or know of a member of the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee who is suffering a financial hardship due to medical emergencies, the death of a REALTOR® or other hardships, submit an application to request financial assistance from the RRCF.

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.

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

Tony Veldkamp, President
Brian Tresidder, President-Elect
Tony Barrett, Vice President
David Crawford, Treasurer
David Clapp, Director
Brian Partie, Director
Debi Reynolds, Director
Alex Krumm, Past President

Ex officio
Jeff Arakelian, CEO & Corporate Secretary