2020 was a year of tremendous challenges. The Minneapolis area community saw immeasurable pain throughout the year. From COVID-19 to George Floyd’s tragic killing and beyond, it was a year no one predicted. But there was also hope. People helping strangers, donating to causes, volunteering in their spare time, and reflecting how each person can help others. I saw this in so many ways.
For me, it was humbling to be a part of the Minneapolis Area REALTORS® Foundation during this time. The MAR Foundation gave grants to 15 different non-profits totaling $80,000 for housing needs. It also partnered with the St. Paul Area Association of REALTORS® Charitable Foundation and Minnesota Realtors® and raised an additional $250,000 to support our communities and homeownership through the Minnesota REALTORS® Rebuilding Community Giving Campaign. Thank you to all who donated. The drive to help our community recover and become stronger than ever was clear in 2020.
As the 2021 chair of the Minneapolis Area REALTORS® Foundation, my goal is to continue the momentum of the great work that was done in 2020 and engage even more of MAR’s members in helping support our communities. I hope you’ll join us!