Serving your Educational & Charitable Needs
The SD REALTORS® Foundation is organized exclusively for Charitable and Educational purposes. The SDR Foundation consists of 8 board members from various local associations in the state. Each member of the Foundation Board of Directors serves a five-year term and is appointed the SDR President.
The SDR Foundation got its start in the early 1980’s, when a group of active real estate brokers saw the need to establish a tax exempt entity to provide an excellent vehicle for REALTORS® and friends of the real estate industry, through tax deductible contributions, to support a variety of worthy goals.
The fund was started with a fundraising drive. The Foundation fund continues to grow with donations,
memorials, bequests and money set aside by the Association. Each year, the SD REALTORS® Foundation also hosts fundraising events for REALTORS® from across the state to participate and raise money for a number of causes.
Vision & Mission
The foundation’s vision is to build an endowment fund to meet the professional educational and charitable needs of REALTORS®, their families and communies. The mission is simple, if we can dream it….we can achieve it.
Aspiring to Impact Communities & the Future
- What if your grandchildren could apply for a post-secondary educational scholarship to go to college from
the SDR Foundation?
- What if your elderly neighbor could receive housing assistance payments for heat or rent from the SDR Foundation?
- What if a charitable donation could be made from the SDR Foundation to another charitable entity to assist local communities affected by natural disasters?
- What if financial assistance for educational instruction could be provided to the local school system from the SDR Foundation?
Your Support is Needed
Many REALTORS® feel a sense of gratitude for the success they have realized in this profession and want to give something back to the real estate industry. Contributors tell us they want to leave a lasting legacy so they know their lives made a difference. Consider making a contribution in any of the following ways:
Memorial contributions to the Foundation are a fitting way of honoring deceased members of the South Dakota Association of REALTORS®, especially those members who were long standing in their support of REALTOR® ideals. Whether the deceased is a family member, friend or co-worker, it’s a great way to create a lasting legacy.
Gifts to the Foundation may be made through a one-time contribution, or may be pledged and given over a
period of several months or years. Gifts, trusts and grants may also be designated for a specific purpose
through the Foundation.
Wills & Bequests
Memorial contributions are a fitting way of remembering and honoring deceased SDR members. REALTORS® and other interested persons are encouraged to remember the Foundation when making wills, bequests or assigning insurance. Gifts, trusts and grants may be made through a one-time contribution, or may be pledged and given over a period of several months or years. Gifts may also be designated for a specific purpose through the Foundation.Contribute Today
SDR Foundation Board of Directors
Jared Carson, President – Custer SD | 605-673-4420
Alan Hoerth, Vice Chair – Aberdeen, SD | 605-225-8520
Pam Williams, Vice President – Watertown, SD | 605-866-0000
Pamela Cronin, Director – Pierre, SD | 605-222-1444