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PA recognized for RPAC fundraising at NAR Legislative Meetings

by Kim Shindle on

The Pennsylvania Association of Realtors® received the NAR Triple Crown Award in recognition of exceeding its Realtor® Political Action Committee (RPAC) fundraising goals in 2015 last week at NAR’s Legislative Meetings in Washington, D.C.

Derenda Updegrave, director, public policy and political affairs at PAR, and Ellen Renish, 2016 NAR RPAC Fundraising Trustees Chair
Derenda Updegrave, director, public policy and political affairs at PAR, and Ellen Renish, 2016 NAR RPAC Fundraising Chair

The goals included: dollars raised, percentage of members who participated, number of major investors and number of President’s Circle members. Pennsylvania achieved all goals:

  • 108 percent of its RPAC fundraising goal, raising $$146,138 for national RPAC
  • 35 percent of PAR members were investors to reach PAR’s participation goal
  • 102 percent of its major investor goal, with 96 major investors
  • 144 percent of its president’s circle goal with 13 members.

“The Triple Crown Award is obtained by reaching several fundraising goals. This is the first time PAR has reached these goals. I’m so proud of Pennsylvania Realtors®,” said NAR RPAC Fundraising Chair and past PAR President Ellen Renish.

“Realtors® in Pennsylvania understand how important it is to safeguard private property rights, homeownership and protection for our businesses. They demonstrated their commitment to advocate for these tenets and were recognized for their efforts with the NAR Triple Crown award for 2015,” Renish said. “Pennsylvania Realtors® understand the importance of being involved in political advocacy to maintain a healthy climate for Realtors® and the consumers we serve. Congratulations and thank you for your hard work.”

The Montgomery County Association received a NAR Performance Achievement Award during the annual RPAC Awards Ceremony at the Mid-Year Meetings. Montgomery County won third place in the large association category, recognizing its RPAC fundraising efforts. NAR ranks associations throughout the country in four size categories, and the rankings are based on participation, major investors and president’s circle investors as a percentage of overall membership to give a total composite score.


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Anne Matyjasik

Congrats to Ellen for all of her hard work and dedication!

Kathy McQuilkin

Congratulations Pennsylvania Realtors for your commitment to legislative advocacy and protection of private property rights! This amazing Triple Crown award exhibits your dedication to that support. Special congratulations to Montgomery County Association of Realtors for your wonderful third place achievement in the large association category. We are all Pennsylvania Proud!

MCAR is so proud of our very own tireless RPAC ambassador. Ellen Renish…You Rock!!!