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:
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.
Election Process - Nomination Window Currently Closed
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.
Chair, Tammy Wilt
Chair-Elect, Greg Slater
Treasurer, Jack Crocker
Secretary, Abby Tammen
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. Kristel Harris
3. Mary Katherine King
Class C Directors
(1-year term serving until December 31, 2023):
1. Kristin Streed
2 Jessica Russo. Nominating Committee
Anthony McGhee, Chair
Ginny Barefoot, Member
Abby Tammen, Chief Executive Officer
Nomination Timeline of Activities
- Nomination Window Currently Closed
January | Candidate Application Open
February 8 | Candidate Applications Due at Noon
February 10 | All Candidates participate in 20 minute Zoom interview with Nominating Committee between 9 a.m. - Noon
February 13 | Nominating Committee finalize recommended 2023 slate of Officers and Directors
February 16 | CAAR Foundation Annual Business Meeting - slate of Officers and Directors approved
All applications will be collected via Survey Monkey. 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.
Board of Directors Areas of Responsibilities
Duties of Officers
- Board members serve a term of three (3) years.
- Attend approx. 6-8 board meetings a year
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.
View the CAAR Foundation Bylaws
that outline the election process.