Charitable Foundation

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

Improving Communities

Mission of the Foundation

The mission of the Charitable Foundation is to provide contributions to individuals and/or organizations that will result in improving the quality of life in our service area and serve to demonstrate that REALTORS® care about the total well-being of the community and its membership. Foundation contributions should provide an opportunity to strengthen cooperation and unity within the Board and to provide pride in belonging to the Association.

Purpose of the Foundation

The purpose of the Foundation is to raise funds for charitable purposes and to make contributions to individuals and/or organizations based on the mission of the Foundation.

Making an Impact

The Charitable Foundation gave $1,500 to Coldwell Banker South Metro-Habitat Build, Housing Our Hero’s, Jeremiah Program, Rebuilding Together Twin Cities, RONDO Community Land Trust, and The Link.

Read Our 2017 Annual Report

Since 2012, the Foundation has provided 28 scholarships of $1,000 each to students 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

    Director

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  • Mark Espersen

    Mark Espersen

    Member

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