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Past Efforts

Here are some of the charitable efforts and contributions the CT REALTORS® Foundation has accomplished thanks to the generous support of our REALTOR® members and family.

  • Another successful Dog Days of Summer campaign is in the books!  Our 8th annual (2023) campaign raised $4,088 which will be split between No Animal Left Unfed and the Stamford Animal Control Alliance. Once again the campaign kicked off with CTR Directors donating pet food/supplies at their June meeting that each organization also received.  Huge thanks to all who donated!!

  • 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 (2023)! The Foundation raised $5,540 which generated $831 in a free matching donation from Birdies for Charity for a grand total of $6,371. Every dollar raised will go directly towards scholarships awarded next year.

  • 59 Raymond F. Gates, Jr. Memorial scholarships totaling $58,000 were awarded in 2023. Check out the 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!

  • 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.

  • 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/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 becoming homeless in the first place.  We could not have done this without the support of every member/donor, each local Board and several offices who supported this campaign. Special recognition goes to the New Haven Middlesex Association who led all the local Board Teams in fundraising and Calcagni Real Estate, who was the overall top Fundraiser. Thanks to all for once again showing that CT REALTORS® Care! You can visit the Foundation’s Facebook page to see pictures from this year’s shelter deliveries.

  • 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.


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