Realtors gives funds for grants and philanthropic endeavors
January 21, 2009
The Park City Board of REALTORS held its Installation luncheon at The Yarrow on Thursday, Jan 8. The 2009 President, Lincoln Calder, was installed as well as Mark Seltenrich, President-Elect; Jillene Cahill, Secretary and Bridgett Murphy, Treasurer.
The following Directors were also installed by Chris Sloan, President of the Utah Association of REALTORS: Jeff Coe, Patrick Giblin, Karen Keating, Tyler Richardson (Past President) and Chris Robinson.
It is interesting that outgoing President, Tyler Richardson and incoming President, Lincoln Calder are both following their parents’ Presidential terms. Peg Marty (Tyler’s Mother) was President in 1992/93 and Tom Calder (Lincoln’s Father) was President in 1993/94.
A grant presentation was made from the Park City Board of REALTORS to Julie Bernard, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity for $1,600 and Scott Loomis, Executive Director of Mountainlands Community Housing Trust for $5,600 through the Utah Association of REALTORS Housing Opportunity Fund (UARHOF).
UARHOF is a private sector affordable housing program conceived and created in 1998 to provide an opportunity for real estate professionals to have a more direct impact on affordable housing issues throughout the state. Through broker participation, UARHOF can assist in affordable housing programs, increase awareness of and educate leadership about the problems currently facing our communities. Since the formation of UARHOF, locally over $37,000 has been distributed through grants by the Park City Board of REALTORS.
Mountainlands Community Housing Trust works to preserve, promote and expand housing opportunities for lower-income households primarily in Summit and Wasatch Counties. Their grant was for Mountainlands Transitions, a supportive housing program, specifically transitional housing.
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Habitat for Humanity for Summit and Wasatch Counties builds simple, affordable houses in partnership with those who lack adequate shelter. Their grant was to help purchase construction materials and pay required licensed trades sub-contractors for services required for the two homes that are being built in Heber at this time.
Presentations were, also, given to Jane Patten, Executive Director of Peace House, Inc. (a safe place for women and children) for $70,000 which were the proceeds from the 17th Annual 2008 Luxury Home Tour and Auction of Park City and to Julie Bernhard of Habitat for Humanity for $60,000 which were the proceeds from the 3rd Annual Building Balance Charity Golf Tournament to be used for the construction materials on the same two homes being built in Heber.