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Gates Scholarship Winners Announced

Gates Scholarships

Congratulations to all of the 2023 scholarship recipients! 


Birdies for Charity

Make a one-time, tax-deductible donation today and the CT REALTORS Foundation Gates Scholarship Fund will receive a 15% bonus!.

CT REALTORS Hometown Heroes

Hometown Heroes

Our annual grant program providing immediate mortgage, rent, property tax or other housing-related expense relief to those who exemplify extraordinary service to the communities where we live and work.

Our Mission

"To be good neighbors to our members, our communities and the world. REALTORS® Care."

Learn more about the Foundation.

A review of our impact in 2022

Recent Efforts

  • 59 Raymond F. Gates, Jr. Memorial scholarships totaling $58,000 were awarded this year. Check out the 2023 scholarship winners.

Raymond F. Gates, Jr. Scholarship Winners
  • At the May 15, 2023 CT REALTORS® “Riding with the Brand” event, a drive was held for Hands on Hartford’s Backpack Nutrition Program. This program provides backpacks filled with meals, drinks and snacks every Friday to Hartford area school children who receive free lunch at school during the week, but struggle to find enough to eat on the weekends. Attendees very generously donated 330 pounds of food donations and over $1,200 in monetary donations. REALTORS® truly are some of the most generous people on the planet!

Food drive table
  • At the March 2023 CT REALTORS Board of Directors meeting, the Foundation held a drive to benefit two local shelters - The Women & Families Center in Meriden (Robyn's/WYSH houses for homeless youths) and The Center for Empowerment and Education in Danbury (Patricia House domestic violence shelter).  As usual, BOD members came through with a MOUNTAIN of donated items along with $493 that will be split between the two organizations. 

Shelter Drive 2023
  • Our 7th Annual be homeful for the holidays campaign [December 2022] was another huge success! The CT REALTORS® Foundation raised approximately $58,000 for the campaign and provided Paddington plush bears and backpacks to children spending the holidays in 24 shelters across Connecticut. All funds raised will be used throughout the coming year to provide emergency assistance and prevent Connecticut families from being homeless in the first place. Read more...

  • The CT REALTORS Hometown Heroes annual grant program provides immediate mortgage, rent, property tax or other housing-related expense relief to those who exemplify extraordinary service to the communities where we live and work.  We are honored to launch this program by honoring the families of slain Bristol Police officers, Lt. Demonte and Sgt. Hamzy, as well as injured Officer Iurato. Read the full press release.

  • ​Our 7th Annual "Dog Days of Summer" campaign was a HUGE success. We made our $5,000 goal ($5,193 to be exact) - more than we have ever raised before! The money will be split between CT Cat Connection, Dog Star Rescue and Wildlife in Crisis. The CTR Board of Directors kicked off the campaign at their July meeting by donating mounds of pet food/supplies that each rescue received as well. And while Team DOG ($2,938) came out slightly ahead of Team CAT ($2,255) in our donation challenge - one thing is certain: REALTORS love ALL of our furry friends and rally behind this campaign every year. THANK YOU to all who donated...CT REALTORS Care!

Dog Days of Summer Fundraiser
  • Thank you to those who donated to the Raymond F. Gates, Jr. Memorial Scholarship fund via the Travelers Championship “Birdies for Charity” program this year (2022)! It was our best fundraising year with the Travelers Championship to date, raising $8,960 which generated $1,344 in a free matching donation from Birdies for Charity for a grand total of $10,304. Every dollar raised will go directly towards scholarships awarded next year.

Travelers Championship
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