On Sept. 26, the CREB® Charitable Foundation donated $300,000 to three deserving local charities through its Investing in HOPE program at its 30th anniversary celebration.
A variety of the foundation’s donors, sponsors, local charities and REALTORS® filled CREB®’s atrium to celebrate the foundation’s 30-year legacy. Attendees shared stories of community impact and toasted to its future.
Aneve MacKay-Lyons, CREB® Charitable Foundation manager, believes this year’s celebration was about honouring the foundation’s Realtor volunteers.
“Over the last 30 years, our superhero members have been at the heart of our community investment initiatives,” she said.
“Over the last 30 years, our superhero members have been at the heart of our community investment initiatives.” – Aneve-MacKay Lyons, CREB® Charitable Foundation manager
“Their commitment to giving back is unparalleled, as seen with their involvement with Investing in HOPE’s grant nomination and selection process. Through their efforts, they’re not only benefitting community organizations, but are making life more manageable for many local individuals and their families.”
Investing in HOPE provides one-time grants to shelter and community-related non-profit organizations in Calgary and the surrounding area. In conjunction with monetary donations from the program, the foundation’s philanthropy is also measured in volunteer hours from Realtors.
“Our Realtors’ generosity never ceases to amaze me,” said Rob Campbell, CREB® Charitable Foundation president. “It is their philanthropic spirits and dedication that allows the foundation to continue on with its legacy of giving. I could not be more proud to be part of this incredible organization.”
To date, the foundation has given more than $6 million to over 150 local organizations through Investing in HOPE and other charitable initiatives.
Three deserving local charities were presented with an Investing in HOPE grant. Based on the results of the Realtor-directed selection process, this year’s grants recipients were:
Inn From the Cold – $125,000
Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta – $100,000
Made by Momma – $75,000