2019 marked the 50th anniversary of NAR’s REALTOR® Political Action Committee, and it is truly an understatement when we say, "we have come a long way" since 1969.
This 50th Anniversary Celebration kicked off in a big way at the Legislative Meetings this past May in Washington D.C. with a White & Gold reception and a Major Investors Celebration at the National Building Museum! And now, as thousands of REALTORS® gather in San Francisco for this year's Annual Conference, we prepare to once again to celebrate our year-end successes with a Major Investor event.
As the Committees and Councils (including the RPAC Federal Disbursement Trustees Committee, RPAC Trustees Fundraising Committee, RPAC Major Investor Council, RPAC Participation Council and Corporate Investor Council) under the REALTOR® Party umbrella hold their respective meetings this week, RPAC fundraising is once again on track to meet and exceed our annual goals.
As of October 22, RPAC raised over $36 million at all three levels of the organization. RPAC has 9,135 Major Investors, which is over 96% of NAR’s goal. NAR also has 1,318 President's Circle members, which is 138% of goal. We also have a 32% participation rate, and over 6,500 more RPAC investors than this time last year. The Corporate Ally Program raised over $2.6 million to date, which is 182% of NAR’s 2019 goal. There's still time for state and local associations to make a difference and close the year out strong.
As an RPAC Fundraising Trustee for the last four years, it has been an honor to serve our members and a privilege to be a part of the association's well-organized and focused team. For my next NAR adventure, I'm moving over to the still-fledgling Corporate Investor Council where the sky is the limit on identifying prospective soft dollar investors. Truly exciting.
We have accomplished so much during my tenure with the RPAC Fundraising Trustees, and in my service on RPAC-related Committees and Councils at NAR. We are in an amazing position for a highly successful future.
Happy 50th RPAC! Here's to the next 50 highly successful years! #NARannual #RPAC #2019NARconference