What is the Member Relief Fund?

The Member Relief Fund is a charity providing financial assistance to Scottsdale REALTORS® experiencing a crisis or catastrophic event. Those eligible to apply include Scottsdale REALTORS®, 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!

Donate online or by check made out to ARDAF (Arizona REALTORS® Disaster Assistance Foundation) and mail it to:

Scottsdale REALTORS®
8600 E Anderson Dr, Suite 200
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

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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 Fund – Checks payable to ARDAF can be mailed to or dropped off at Scottsdale REALTORS® HQ
  • Buy your tickets, become a sponsor, or volunteer for Member Relief Fund fundraising events

How are the requests for assistance handled?

  • All requests for assistance from the Member Relief Fund are completely confidential
  • A committee member or members meets with the candidate to determine how the Member Relief Fund can assist
  • The Member Relief Administrative Committee is comprised of four REALTOR® members, one Affiliate member and the Scottsdale REALTORS® 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 (Scottsdale REALTORS®), that has this great fund, the (Member Relief)  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

Member Relief Administrative Committee

  • Patty Schmid (chair)
  • Frank Aazami (fundraising co-coordinator)
  • Shawna Glazier (fundraising co-coordinator)
  • Stephanie Greenfield (communications co-director)
  • Rick Hill (disbursement director)
  • Tricia Lehane
  • John Rapasky (secretary)
  • Jay Schlum (communications co-director)
  • Debbie Sinagoga (assistant chair)
  • Rebecca Grossman (staff liaison)