Member Relief (Hutch) Fund

PROVIDED BY Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® (SAAR)

What is the Member Relief (Hutch) Fund?

  • The Member Relief (Hutch) Fund is a charity providing financial assistance to Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® (SAAR) members experiencing a crisis or catastrophic event.   Those eligible to apply include SAAR REALTOR®, Affiliate and staff members as well as their immediate family.
  • The funds are maintained and administered by the Arizona REALTORS® Disaster Assistance Foundation (ARDAF) which is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit. (Please check with your financial consultant about tax deductibility.)

Donate Today!

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Or make your check out to ARDAF (Arizona REALTORS® Disaster Assistance Foundation) and mail it to:
Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS®
8600 E Anderson Dr, Suite 200
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Why Donate?

  • To help your colleagues and their families during their time of need

How does the fund help?

  • Assistance with medical costs
  • Financial assistance when a member is not able to work during treatment and recovery
  • In home care during a recovery period
  • Transportation to and from medical appointments
  • Expenses for day-to-day living
  • Patient Advocacy

How can I contribute?

  • Encourage those in need to apply for assistance or nominate someone yourself
  • Make an individual donation to the Member Relief (Hutch) Fund – Checks payable to ARDAF can be mailed to or dropped off at SAAR
  • Buy your tickets, become a sponsor, or volunteer for Member Relief (Hutch) Fund fundraising events

How are the requests for assistance handled?

  • All requests for assistance from the Member Relief (Hutch) Fund are completely confidential
  • A  committee member or members meets with the candidate to determine how the Member Relief (Hutch) Fund can assist
  • The   is not listed as a member of the Member Relief Administrative Committee is comprised of four REALTOR® members, one Affiliate member and the SAAR CEO serving as an ex-officio member
  • All candidates are treated with care and respect
  • Recipient profiles are used publicly only with the permission of the recipient

How do I apply?

  • Contact a member of the Member Relief Administrative Committee (listed below)
  • Access the application by clicking here


I feel very fortunate that I am a member of SAAR, that has this great fund, the Hutch Fund, that helps their members, affiliate members, and their families in a time when they may be going through a medical crisis like I did.

– Paula Cotton

The Hutch Fund was a lifesaver. It literally helped save my life.

Member Relief Administrative Committee

  • Tricia Lehane | Chair | email
  • Frank Aazami | Treasurer | email
  • Debra Sinagoga | Ad Hoc Director | email
  • Patty Camp Schmid | Disbursement | email
  • John R Rapasky | Secretary | email
  • Rebecca Grossman | CEO | email

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