Charitable Foundation

The SPAAR Charitable Foundation was developed to contribute to local charities. When members in the real estate industry get involved in their communities, everybody benefits.

Improving Communities

Mission of the Foundation

The mission of the St. Paul Area Association of REALTORSĀ® (SPAAR) Charitable Foundation is to provide contributions to individuals and organizations that will result in improving the quality of life in our service area while demonstrating that SPAAR members care about the total well-being of the communities in which they live and work.

Making an Impact

Since 2012, the Foundation has provided more than 30 scholarships of $1,000 or greater to students who are part of our Members’ families. In addition, the Foundation has awarded more than $250,000 in community grants to positively impact a variety of organizations and local projects within our service area. DOWNLOAD REPORT

Charitable Foundation Contacts

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  • Joe McKinley

    Joe McKinley

    Community Engagement Director

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    Phone: 651.772.6344
    Email: jmckinley@spaar.com
  • Kate Beckman

    Kate Beckman

    President, Charitable Foundation

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  • David May

    David May

    Vice President, Charitable Foundation

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  • Shelley Johnson

    Shelley Johnson

    Director

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  • Brianne Lawrence

    Brianne Lawrence

    Director

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  • James Miller

    James Miller

    Member

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  • Deborah Newell

    Deborah Newell

    Director

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    Email: Chairdnewell@realtimeleasing.com
  • Amy Peterson

    Amy Peterson

    Director

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  • Patrick Ruble

    Patrick Ruble

    Treasurer

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  • Mark Espersen

    Mark Espersen

    Member

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