The Arizona Association of REALTORS® (AAR) identified a need to establish a fund to collect and distribute tax deductible donations from members and the general public to be used to assist those who have suffered from a personal or natural disaster.
AAR established the Arizona Association of REALTORS® Disaster Assistance Foundation (ARDAF) in November 2002. ARDAF was approved as a nonprofit corporation through the Arizona Corporation Commission on December 6, 2002, and received tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service under IRS Code 501(C)(3) as a publicly supported organization on June 5, 2003, retroactive to December 2002.
The purpose of the Foundation is to raise or receive funds to provide charitable support to individuals or entities affected by a personal or natural disaster.
The Board of Directors consist of Directors appointed from the membership of the Arizona Association of REALTORS® (AAR). Directors shall be the AAR President, AAR President-elect, First Vice President, Treasurer, Controller and Chief Executive Officer, and shall serve concurrent with their election or appointment to those AAR positions.
Donations shall be made payable to ARDAF and sent to ARDAF, C/O Arizona Association of REALTORS®, 255 E. Osborn Rd., #200, Phoenix, AZ 85012. Donors may note a specific event with the donation, which will restrict that donation for disbursement relative to that event.
Requests for assistance should be sent to ARDAF at the address above outlining amount and need. There is no specific mandatory format for requests. Requests may be sent via U.S. Mail, email (MonicaSchulik@AARonline.com) or fax 602-351-2474. The ARDAF Directors will review requests for approval using the Foundations’ purpose as a guideline.