The Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB) through their Charitable Foundation supports several Calgary charities. The opportunity to give back to the community through a network of Real Estate professionals is one of the rewards of being a Calgary Realtor. I sit on the CREB Charitable Foundation Board of Governors and part of our mandate is to let the world know about the charitable endeavors in which Calgary Realtors participate. To tell you the truth, another part of our mandate is to educate Realtors about some of the wonderful charities that their dues support! Many agents are unaware that part of their real estate dues goes toward the CREB Charitable Foundation.
Each year, the Board of Governors votes on which charities CREB will support. We vote from among several funding applicants and choose the programs we feel coincide with our beliefs and values. In 2013, the CREB Charitable Foundation donated to nearly twenty grant recipients, including Meals on Wheels, Special Olympics, and Brown Bagging for Calgary Street Kids Society. The charities we support are very people oriented and often focus on family resources and housing. We feel it’s not only our duty, but our privilege, to be able to lend a hand to the precious people in our city who need our help. After all, none of us can predict whether or not we might someday be in a vulnerable position and need the kindness of others. What goes around, comes around.
I urge you — because I know how generous Calgarians are! — to educate yourself about the various non-profit organizations and wonderful programs CREB supports. The board is currently accepting grant applications until June 27. If you have a cause you are passionate about, then let me know and I may be able to help you get an application. Don’t worry if you miss the deadline; there is always next year. I am always happy to discuss ways which the CREB Charitable Foundation can benefit your causes.
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About Sue Saunders
Sue was born in Victoria and grew up in a large family, which moved throughout BC. By the time she was 22 she had 4 children, was divorced and living on welfare. The move to Calgary in 1976 was an excellent decision. Sue loved the sun, vibrancy and potential – Calgary has become home!
After 20 years of food sales Sue took the Real Estate Course and became a REALTOR® in March, 1997.
Residential Real Estate – Starting with nothing but the course, business experience and a drive to succeed Sue has built a business. In a very determined move she has achieved what only 10% of all REALTORS® do – she is still in business!!
Weddings – In July 1999 Sue was appointed a Marriage Commissioner by the Province of Alberta and still loves performing ceremonies. Meeting lots of great people and traveling to different locations she has done over 1000 weddings now!
Sue is proud of her 6 children and 13 grandchildren! She loves spending time with them and many years ago started a “Wednesday Night Dinner”. The tradition continues and anywhere from 9 – 23 attend these scrumptious, fun filled, crazy, family nights!
She loves golf, reading, games, social activities and embraces change, technology and challenge. Sue works Real Estate and weddings like everything else with humour, tenacity, skill and enthusiasm. Always finding balance between work, family and home – call for YOUR Marriage Commissioner or REALTOR®!!