Meet your Foundation Trustee: Dave Philp Tags: Community



How long have you been a Realtor and a member of MAR?
I have been a Realtor for 43 Years and a member of the Minneapolis Association of REALTORS® since 1977.

What do you like about being a Realtor?
It’s the world’s best (and worst) hours! All kidding aside, it is a terrific profession and the flexibility made it possible for me to schedule my work so I could be there for my growing family. Now that I have grandkids, I appreciate it even more.

I was planning to go to law school after college, but my decision to try real estate changed my life and I can’t imagine doing anything else.

When did you join the MAR Foundation Board of Trustees?
I have been a member of the MAR Foundation Board of Trustees for the past 10 years and served as chair for five years.


Why did you get involved in the Foundation?
It was a natural extension of my volunteer work for the Ridgeview Medical Center Foundation, where I have led a golf tournament fundraiser for several years. After being honored as a Good Neighbor award winner by the National Association of REALTORS® in 2010, I was approached to join the Foundation’s leadership and didn’t think twice.

I think it is the best way to show who we are as REALTORS®.  I admit to being biased when I say, “The Foundation is the best committee to be involved with at MAR”.  We can help our Association make a difference in our community and I am proud to be a part of it.

What is an accomplishment or favorite memory of your time on the Board of Trustees?
I think it’s the hands-on work that we have done.  The first project we did when I joined the Foundation was build a playground in the Whitter Neighborhood of Minneapolis.  Every time I am in the area I drive by to see how it has brought joy to the residents who live there. To build a playground where children can play and feel safe is at the heart of what and who we are. We help build communities where people call home.

What would you like people to know about the Foundation’s work?
Our members need to know that this is their Foundation. With their support and by working together, we are making a difference in people’s lives. I can’t think of a better way to spend a person’s time, talents or funds.