Colorado Association of REALTORS | First CAR Foundation “REALTOR® Appreciation Day” a Success
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First CAR Foundation “REALTOR® Appreciation Day” a Success

Aug 01 2019

First CAR Foundation “REALTOR® Appreciation Day” a Success

On July 31, more than 300 REALTORS® gathered at Wings Over the Rockies Blue Sky Aviation Gallery at Centennial Airport to raise money for the CAR Foundation, award grants to organizations that provide safe and affordable housing for low-income Coloradans, and to celebrate the Foundation’s successes.

Since it was established in 1991, the Foundation has helped raise over $7.8 million. The event helped raise over $11,000 for the Foundation and it presented $60,000 in grants to the following organizations:

  • Colorado Homeless Families – Arvada: $7,500
  • Colorado Veterans Resource Coalition – Colorado Springs: $6,500
  • Family Promise of Greater Denver – Denver: $6,500
  • Foothills United Way – Lafayette: $6,500
  • Greeley Transitional House – Greeley: $6,500
  • Habitat for Humanity of Vail Valley – Avon: $6,500
  • HomesFund – Durango: $6,000
  • Neighbor to Neighbor – Fort Collins: $7,500
  • Tri-Lakes Cares – Monument: $6,500

Additionally, the Foundation recognized REALTOR® Beverlee Henry Fullerton, who helped establish the Foundation, with the first CAR Foundation Champion Award.

The highlight of the evening was the keynote address by former REALTOR® and pilot Michael Combs. With his REMOS light sport plane dubbed “Hope One” in the background, Combs described overcoming a serious illness in 2003 that almost took his life, and then finally pursuing his lifelong dream of becoming a pilot. In April 2010, Combs took off from Salinas, KS in Hope One. Over two years, Combs’ “Flight for the Human Spirit,” took him to all 50 states and British Columbia – more than 250 stops over 58,000 miles. He has since set six world flying records. Combs’ told REALTORS® Wednesday night that “It’s never, ever too late to follow your dreams.”

Thank you to the following sponsors who helped make REALTOR® Appreciation Day possible:


State Farm – Roger Mangan Agency


Kentwood Real Estate


Metro Brokers Elite


Team Liberty, LLC


1ST Bank

RE Colorado

RE/MAX Professionals


Allstate – Walker Family Insurance

Aspen Board of REALTORS®

Beyond the Mark Foundation

Boulder Area REALTOR® Association

The Buy Out Company

Denver Metro Association of REALTORS®

Colorado Association of REALTORS®

Katia de Orbegoso – RE/MAX Edge

Keller Williams DTC


Land Title Guarantee Company

Loveland-Berthoud Association of REALTORS®

The Matthias Group

Metro Brokers Real Estate

Modus Real Estate

Moore-Neiderman Foundation

RE/MAX of Boulder


South Metro Denver REALTOR® Association

Windermere Real Estate


Blue Ribbon Home Warranty, Inc.

ERA Shields Real Estate

Fidelity National Title

The Knoll Team

Modus Real Estate

RE/MAX Alliance


Built Right Construction

Frascona Joiner Goodman & Greenstein PC

Media Max Photography Agency

Sunnyside Builders, LLC

Unified Title Company

Under $250

Crystal Clear Solutions

Jace Glick – RE/MAX Alliance

Metro Brokers Palmer Properties

Van Westenberg Partners, Inc.


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