CAAR Foundation

The Charlottesville Area Association of REALTORS® (CAAR) Foundation is a 501c3 organization intended to be an effective mechanism for REALTORS® to donate their time, talent, and resources to impact, sustain, and support community initiatives. The purposes of the Foundation shall be exclusively charitable and educational, for purposes which, including, but not limited to, the following:

 CAAR Foundation a. Housing initiatives
  b. Education initiatives
  c. Disaster Relief, and
  d. Other initiatives as approved by most of the Board of Directors to meet critical or emerging needs in the community.

Strategic Plan Now Finalized
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Election Process
Members of the CAAR Foundation Board of Directors are essential to the development of this newly formed non-profit.

Board members can be REALTORS® or community members. All officers except the Secretary shall be elected or appointed annually by the Board of Directors at the annual meeting of the Board. The Chair Elect shall succeed to Office of Chair the following term. Officers, other than the Chair, Chair-Elect and Secretary need not be members of the Board of Directors. Any two (2) or more offices may be held by the same person.

2024 Board Vacancies
Class A Directors - 4 vacancies (3-year term serving Dec. 31, 2026)
Chair-Elect - 1 vacancy
Treasurer - 1 vacancy

Nominating Committee
Anthony McGhee, Chair
Ginny Barefoot, Member
Abby Tammen, Chief Executive

Officer Nomination Timeline of Activities
Wed., Sept. 13th | Candidate application window open
Mon., Oct. 23rd, Noon | Candidate applications window closes at Noon
Week of Oct. 30th | All Candidates participate in 20 minute Zoom interview with Nominating Committee 
Mon., Nov. 6th | Nominating Committee finalize recommended 2024 slate of Officers and Directors
Thurs., Nov. 9th | CAAR Foundation Annual Business Meeting - slate of Officers and Directors approved
Fri., Nov. 10th | All candidates notified of application status

Candidate Application
Click here to complete a CAAR Foundation 2024 Board Candidate Application. You do not need to be a CAAR member to apply - the opportunity is open to everyone in our local community!

All applications will be collected via SurveyMonkey. All answers must be submitted in one session; you cannot exit the survey and complete in a different session.

To assist with your preparation, below you will find a list of application questions.

1. Name
2. Company/Brokerage
3. Email
4. Mobile #
5. Are you currently a REALTOR? Yes/No
6. Do you have experience serving on the board of a non-profit organization? Yes/No
7. If yes to questions #6, please provide organization name and describe to what capacity you served.
8. What professional experience will you bring to the CAAR Foundation Board?
9. In 500 words or less, please tell us about yourself and your involvement within the local community.
10. If elected, I will faithfully fulfill all duties, including meeting attendance and participation, and will serve and abide by the Foundation's governing documents. Yes/No
11. I hereby submit my application for candidacy in the following role: (check all that apply)
  - Class A Director (3-year term ending Dec. 31, 2026)
  - Chair-Elect
  - Treasurer

Board of Directors Areas of Responsibilities
  • Board members serve a term of three (3) years.
  • Attend approx. 10 - 12 board meetings a year.
  • Serve as a Liaison on special committees identified by the Chair.
Duties of Officers
In addition to the duties of the officers that are expressly set forth below (and to the extent not inconsistent therewith), the duties of the officers shall be such as their titles, by general usage, would indicate and such as may be assigned to them by the Board of Directors.

Duties of Chair
The Chair shall be the chief officer, and shall, in general, supervise all the business and affairs of the Foundation. The Chair is responsible for carrying out the strategic plan developed by, and the policies adopted by, the Board of Directors. The Chair shall have authority to sign checks, drafts, notes, and all other orders for the payment of money and to sign the corporate name to all deeds, contracts, leases, and other documents of every nature and description. The Chair may delegate the authority vested in this office, or any portion of it, to other Corporation agents and employees. The Chair shall be a member of the Board of Directors.

The Chair is authorized to appoint and dissolve, for any cause, any special committee, subject to approval of the Board of Directors. The Chair shall be a member ex-officio of all committees, except the Nominating Committee, and shall be notified of their meetings.

Between the sessions of these bodies, the Chair shall represent the Foundation as its official spokesperson, and act in its name, subject to its declared policies.

Duties of Chair-Elect
The Chair-Elect shall perform the duties of the Chair when so requested by the Chair, including presiding over meetings and discharge other duties of the Chair in the absence or unavailability of the Chair. The Chair-Elect shall prepare, in writing, such reports as may be called for by the Chair or Board of Directors.

Duties of Secretary
The Secretary shall attend all meetings of the Board of Directors and shall have the responsibility for preparing and maintaining custody of the minutes of the meetings of the Board and for authenticating records of the Corporation. The Secretary shall keep or cause to be kept in a book provided for the purpose a true and complete record of the proceedings of all meetings. The Secretary shall be custodian of the records and the seal of the Corporation and shall see that the seal is affixed to all documents, the execution of which on behalf of the Corporation under its seal has been duly authorized. The Secretary shall attend to the giving of all notices and shall perform such other duties as these Bylaws or the Board of Directors may prescribe.

Duties of Treasurer
The Treasurer shall keep correct and complete records of account, showing accurately always the financial condition of the Corporation. The Treasurer shall be the legal custodian of all monies, notes, securities, and other valuables that may from time to time come into the possession of the Corporation. The Treasurer shall immediately deposit all funds of the Corporation coming into his or her hands in same reliable bank or other depository to be designated by the Board of Directors and shall keep this bank account in the name of the Corporation. The Treasurer shall furnish at meetings of the Board of Directors, or whenever requested, a statement of the financial condition of the Corporation and shall perform such other duties as these Bylaws or the Board of Directors may prescribe.

2023 Officers
Chair, Tammy Wilt
Chair-Elect, Greg Slater
Treasurer, vacant
Secretary, Abby Tammen

2023 Directors
Class A Directors (3-year term serving until December 31, 2025):

1. Rachel Burns
2. Tim Carson
3. Michael Guthrie
4. Peter McFarren

Class B Directors (2-year term serving until December 31, 2024):
1. Ginny Barefoot
2. Greg Slater
3. Kristel Harris
4. Mary Katherine King

Class C Directors (1-year term serving until December 31, 2023):
1. Kristin Streed
2 Jessica Russo
3. Tammy Wilt
4. vacant

View the CAAR Foundation Bylaws that outline the election process.