Getting to Know Us
In November 1907, forty-one of Pasadena’s real estate men met at the Shakespeare Club House to discuss the formation of a realty board in Pasadena to “promote good fellowship and fair dealing” in the industry. Within two months, the Pasadena Realty Board was established.
100 years later, the Pasadena Realty Board is now the expanded Pasadena-Foothills Association of REALTORS® (PFAR) with an industry-wide reputation of being one of the strongest real estate associations in the nation. Still promoting “good fellowship and fair dealing,” PFAR has expanded its mission to help improve the quality of life within the communities we serve.
In 1964 the Pasadena Star News wrote:
“Pasadena area REALTORS® in general have an amazing record of public service over and above contributions made to the public wealth in the normal pursuit of their business duties. It is open to question whether any other professional group has contributed more to civic, cultural and philanthropic activities than REALTORS®.”
PFAR’S charitable efforts expanded in the 1980s with a project known as CanTree, whereby members collected canned food during the holiday season for those in need. The CanTree drive quickly expanded to the point where over 50,000 cans were collected each year.
In 1992 PFAR decided it could make a greater contribution to the community by collecting money for local charities. The CanTree Committee was thus renamed the Community Services Committee and has raised over $820,000 since then. As the importance of the Committee’s fundraising efforts grew, the Association created the Pasadena-Foothills Association of REALTORS® Charitable Foundation – 501(c)(3) in 2006.
So where does the money we raise go? Our Foundation has no paid staff. Of course, we employ a CPA and an attorney to ensure books and records are correct, but all fundraising is achieved by volunteer members of PFAR. Each year we award scholarships to nine local students heading to college, and the remaining balance of money raised goes to charities in our community. You can find a list of our most recent recipients here.
|2013 Board of Directors|
Inter Valley Escrow
Matthew P McIntyre, Prudential California Realty
Hilda Hernandez, Prudential California Realty
Deborah Maxson, Sotheby's International Realty®
Michael R. Shaar, Re/Max Tri-City Realty
Nick Cacarnakis, Prudential California Realty
John Hickey, Dilbeck REALTORS© GMAC
Barry Jones, Dilbeck REALTORS© GMAC
Ruth McNevin, Re/Max Tri-City Realty
Steve Reagan, Century 21 Golden Realty
Lin Vlacich, Sotheby’s International Realty®
Brandie Belangeri, Inter Valley Escrow
Chelby Crawford, Dilbeck REALTORS© GMAC
West J. De Young, Dilbeck REALTORS© GMAC
Matt Eggleston, PNC Mortgage
Deno Kidde, Sotheby's International Realty
Kerri Lewin, Dilbeck REALTORS© GMAC
Terry D. Shelton, Sotheby's International Realty
Shelley R. Wingate, Dilbeck REALTORS© GMAC
Lynnell Woodward, Dilbeck REALTORS© GMAC
Shannon J. Miller, Sotheby's International Realty
Terry Murphy, Pasadena-Foothills AOR
Betty Shirinyan, Pasadena-Foothills AOR
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