The 200 Realtors who participated in the silent auction at the Annual Membership Meeting and Board Installation on November 22 at the Four Seasons Resort, raised almost $8000 for the WHAR Charity-of-Choice, Teach for America. (TFA)
Teach for America’s teachers work in partnership with students, families, and communities to empower students to achieve academically, grow personally and activate their own leadership. TFA alumni make a life-long commitment to address educational inequity through classroom teaching, school and district leadership, public policy making and other wide-ranging roles that collectively contribute to a robust ecosystem of opportunities for low income public-school students.
Fundraising Chair, Lisa Folden, REALTOR®, Koa Realty, stated, “West Hawaii Association of REALTORS® believes in and supports educational opportunities for students in West Hawaii. We are extremely grateful to all the businesses and brokerages who supported this fundraising effort. This year we raised close to $8,000.00 for TFA.”
Each year the WHAR membership recommends charities to be the recipient of proceeds from an annual Charity of Choice fundraising event. Past recipients include, The Arc of Kona, Habitat for Humanity, Hale Ohana Aloha (a partner of Habitat for Humanity), Hospice of Kona, and Kona Historical Society, among others.