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 REALTORS® (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


Interested in making a donation? You may email with any questions or comments. Or, you may mail a donation to:

Saint Paul Area Association of REALTORS®
Attention: REALTORS® Charitable Foundation
325 Roselawn Avenue East
Saint Paul, MN 55117

Please make checks payable to: SPAAR REALTORS® Charitable Foundation

Charitable Foundation Contacts

  • Joe McKinley

    Community Engagement Director

  • Amy Peterson

    Charitable Foundation President

  • Brianne Lawrence

    Charitable Foundation President-elect

  • Mark Espersen


  • Man Huynh

    Immediate Past President

  • Shelley Johnson


  • David May


  • Patrick Ruble


  • William Schwietz


  • Jeffrey Sundsmo