RealGivers Making a Real Difference at Annual Fundraiser

Last week’s RealGiver event raised over $10,000 for the MAAR Foundation, thanks to you, our charitable MAAR members! Highlights of the event included: Impactful stories from Foundation grant recipients, a surprise waterslide fundraising challenge by President Cotty Lowry and music by Past President Emily Green and her jazz ensemble.

Recipients of Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV) and The Link shared emotional stories of how the MAAR Foundation grants have positively impacted their lives.

The event celebrated the accomplishments of the MAAR Foundation, created awareness of our impact in the community, and aimed to increase our capacity to help more individuals and families to secure housing.

View the photos commemorating this year’s RealGiver event.

A special thank you to our Foundation Committee: Dave Philp (chair), Shannon Brooks (event Co-chair), Barb Davis, Cari Linn, Michael Tierney, Shawna Frazier, Jeff Bandersky, Mindy Shears, and President-Elect Kath Hammerseng for Co-chairing and hosting the event at her home.

Thank you again for supporting the MAAR Foundation. The Foundation Committee is focusing on next year’s 30-year anniversary gala event. Stay tuned.


The MAAR Foundation envisions a society without homelessness. We believe everyone deserves a place to call home. #MAARrealgiver

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