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.
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.
- 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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
Jeff Arakelian, CEO & Corporate Secretary
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!
Meagan West Enterprises Inc.
Cheri Mazan Castro