Kelly Leighton

Last Updated: May 21, 2018 | View all posts by Kelly Leighton

The Pennsylvania Association of Realtors® received the NAR RPAC Triple Crown award for their 2017 fundraising efforts at a ceremony last week at NAR’s Legislative Meetings in Washington, D.C. PAR was recognized for achieving its 2017 Realtors® Political Action Committee fundraising, participation, major investor and President’s Circle members goals.

In addition, 14 Pennsylvania local associations received NAR’s Triple Crown Award and 11 of those received the President’s Cup for 2017 RPAC fundraising and advocacy efforts.

In order to obtain the Local Triple Crown Award, local associations must meet or exceed their national RPAC fundraising goal and meet or exceed their local participation criteria. Each association listed below has met the NAR-specified criteria during the 2017 fundraising year for RPAC.

  • Allegheny Highland Association of Realtors®
  • Bradford Sullivan Association of Realtors®
  • Butler County Association of Realtors®
  • Central Susquehanna Valley Board of Realtors®
  • Centre County Association of Realtors®
  • Greater Philadelphia Association of Realtors®
  • Greater Scranton Board of Realtors®
  • Montgomery County Association of Realtors®
  • North Central Penn Board of Realtors®
  • Pike Wayne Association of Realtors®
  • Reading-Berks Association of Realtors®
  • Realtors® Association of Westmoreland, Indiana and Mon Valley
  • Realtors® Association of York & Adams Counties
  • Suburban West Realtors® Association.

To achieve the President’s Cup, a local association must meet or exceed RPAC goals, as well as advocacy goals. To meet advocacy goals, local associations must have at least, on average, a response rate of 20 percent for Calls-for-Action. Each association must also have at least 37 percent participation in RPAC, in addition to meeting their RPAC fundraising goals. Each association listed below has met the NAR-specified criteria during the 2017 fundraising year for RPAC.

  • Allegheny Highland Association of Realtors®
  • Bradford Sullivan Association of Realtors®
  • Butler County Association of Realtors®
  • Central Susquehanna Valley Board of Realtors®
  • Centre County Association of Realtors®
  • Montgomery County Association of Realtors®
  • North Central Penn Board of Realtors®
  • Pike Wayne Association of Realtors®
  • Reading-Berks Association of Realtors®
  • Realtors® Association of Westmoreland, Indiana and Mon Valley
  • Realtors® Association of York & Adams Counties

“Winning the Triple Crown and President’s Cup are quite an accomplishment. I am proud of the efforts of our local associations and the commitment of the members of PAR to invest in RPAC, knowing it’s the lifeline of our industry,” said Therese Kelley, who was chair of the RPAC Fundraising Committee last year.