Meet Your Foundation Trustee: Shannon Brooks Tags: Community

The MAR Foundation’s activities are governed by a 10-member Board of Trustees – a dedicated group of volunteers who care deeply about ensuring everyone has a place to call home. One of those volunteers is Immediate Past Chair Shannon Brooks.

Why she is a REALTOR®:

“I love the ability to help people achieve their real estate goals. I believe this is a relationship business, and I love meeting new clients and maintaining my relationship with past clients. Many of our past clients become friends during the process.”

Why she is a Trustee:

“I wanted to help make a difference in our industry by serving on MAR committees. I feel to make a positive change, you must help serve others and the community you serve as well, and MAR allows you to do that through their exceptional committees and leadership roles.”

Favorite memory as a Trustee:

“My favorite memory was when we built the playground in North Minneapolis. Watching the neighborhood children’s excitement and anticipation for it to be completed was genuinely magical. We made a real difference in a community that we all serve as REALTORS®.“

What should people know about the MAR Foundation:

“The fight to end homelessness and provide a safe place for everyone to call home should be our duty as REALTORS®. The Foundation is a great way for you to help contribute to that goal. I challenge everyone to donate to the Foundation. Every amount makes an impact on these families. Together we can make a big difference in the lives of others.”

By the numbers:

  • 19 years in the real estate industry
  • 9 years as a MAR member
  • 6 years as MAR Foundation Trustee, 2019 Chair
  • 3 years on MAR Board of Directors
  • 2015 Chair of Think Labs