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Marcela Foshay Honored with Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS® Third Quarter Good Neighbor Award

Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS® (CAAR) has announced that Marcela Foshay of Loring Woodriff Real Estate Associates is the third quarter Good Neighbor Award recipient. 
Marcela FoshayThe Good Neighbor Award program highlights local REALTORS® who volunteer in their communities, improve the quality of life for their neighbors, and go above and beyond in their commitment to making their community a better place to live.

Foshay has dedicated over 480 hours with The Women’s Initiative and served on two fundraiser committees as well as a development committee. The Women’s Initiative provides effective counseling services, social support and education to empower women to transform challenging life situations into opportunities for renewed well-being and personal growth.

“Marcela has been instrumental in supporting the work of The Women's Initiative. A true 'good neighbor' she has given her time and talent to lead one of our major fundraisers and steward our growing corporate sponsorships. More importantly, Marcela has been a spokesperson in the community helping us reach over 2,500 women with effective mental health services so far this year. Her efforts are breaking down the stigma about mental health issues and serving as a bridge into care for some of our neighbors who are most in need,” said Elizabeth Irvin, The Women’s Initiative Executive Director.

A $250 donation was made to The Women’s Initiative in Foshay’s name. If you would like to learn more about The Women’s Initiative, please visit their website:

Seven Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS® Members Inducted into the Virginia Association of REALTORS® Professional Honor Society

On Thursday, November 5th, seven CAAR members were inducted into the 2014 VAR Professional Honor Society during a ceremony at the CAAR office.

In order to be inducted into the VAR Professional Honor Society, honorees must hold local, state and national leadership roles, participate in annual meetings, belong to other real estate institutes, societies and councils, and contribute to projects that benefit their local community.   

VAR 2014 PHSCongratulations to the following members (from left to right):

  • Pat Sury, Montague Miller & Co. – Westfield – 10 years in the program
  • Arleen Yobs, Nest Realty Group
  • Sasha Farmer, Montague Miller & Co. – Downtown – Five years in the program
  • Kim Armstrong, ERA Bill May Realty Co.
  • Donna Patton, Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate III – Crossroads
  • Pat Jensen, Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate III – North
  • Pat Widhalm, Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate III – North
On behalf of the Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS® (CAAR), we would like to congratulate these seven members on this commendable achievement.

About CAAR

The Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS® serves more than 1,000 real estate professionals and affiliate members throughout the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson. Widely recognized as the leading voice for real estate in Central Virginia since 1925, CAAR members bring professionalism and high ethical standards to every business transaction. The Association advocates for the protection of private property rights and provides tools and technology for members to achieve expertise in serving the needs of customers and clients. The CAAR membership is committed to enriching the region’s neighborhoods by engaging in a variety of educational programs as well as community service events each year.

Vision - The REALTOR® is indispensable to every real estate decision.

Mission - To support our REALTOR® members to be professional, ethical and successful.