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  • Welcome To For Pat’s Sake

    Welcome To For Pat’s Sake

    For Pat’s Sake

  • About This Proposed NAR Foundation…

    About This Proposed NAR Foundation…

    For Your  Review As Proposed: It is a 501(c)(3) foundation established by NAR for the benefit of a defined class of persons who have experienced devastating personal events.   It must be approved by the IRS. Eligibility requires two years continuous membership in NAR, whether or not a current member.  It includes the member, the member’s immediate [...]

  • How Does This Benevolent Fund Work

    How Does This Benevolent Fund Work

    FOR PAT’S SAKE HOW IT HELPS REALTORS® A Realtor®, a member of a Realtor’s immediate family or Realtor’s staff person, or someone on their behalf, using a standard application form applies for aid based on lack of funds caused by a catastrophic event, illness, or accident. All sources of assistance should have been explored and [...]

  • The Tuesday Sisters

    The Tuesday Sisters

    The Tuesday Sisters are four Realtors® who have talked every Tuesday morning since meeting at a real estate conference in 1994. They created a mastermind group for business, but close friendships developed quickly.  The Benevolent Foundation proposal surfaced when one of their own suffered a life threatening accident: it was Pat, hence the name “For [...]

Gift of Mobility for Pat Sherman

Gift of Mobility for Pat Sherman

[ 0 ] December 21, 2011

A better link to Pat Sherman’s story and video… You may need to copy and paste http://www.comefindgrace.com/content.cfm?id=326 Print Friendly

A Gift of Mobility – Dayton Realtors Spearhead Fund for Pat

A Gift of Mobility – Dayton Realtors Spearhead Fund for Pat

[ 0 ] December 20, 2011

You’ve heard the Pat Sherman story but never like this. Included is a site to click a button and contribute tax deductible. Thanks to Don Shurts, Sue Miller and many volunteers the Gift of Mobility will be a reality. Those of you who told me you would contribute it has now been made very easy…Go [...]

Pat Sherman, The Dog, The Hill….The View

Pat Sherman, The Dog, The Hill….The View

[ 0 ] September 20, 2011

“…the bigger the hill the prettier the view…” according to Dr. Bertice Berry in her keynote at the Tennessee Association of Realtors® convention last week. Of course, she was speaking of personal obstacles and personal hills. Pat Sherman’s personal hill is simply her being able to get out of her room and to go outside [...]

Ever Lost Your Dog….Your Best Friend?

Ever Lost Your Dog….Your Best Friend?

[ 0 ] September 15, 2011

That is what is looming over our Pat Sherman who inspired us to create For Pat’s Sake. We are well into two and a half years since Pat’s tragic fall and of Pat’s being in a care facility. Now the current facility says she can keep Bella, her companion yellow lab, if she is capable [...]

Give Hope to the Realtor® Family

Give Hope to the Realtor® Family

[ 0 ] May 9, 2011

It is a laudable gift of $150,000 that the REALTORS® Relief Foundation sent to the devastated state of Alabama to aid those stricken by the tornados. As wonderful as the contribution is and with all the good this gift will do we remember that these funds are to be used to benefit the public…They are [...]

NAR Political Survival $201,400,000 , Image Campaign $176,225,000, Benevolent Foundation $0

NAR Political Survival $201,400,000 , Image Campaign $176,225,000, Benevolent Foundation $0

[ 0 ] May 2, 2011

As we feared, a major disaster struck the South. Realtors®, it has been reported, were killed and some lost their homes in last week’s vicious tornadoes . What is the magnitude of this disaster to the Realtors® and their families and their staffs? Are their funds available to those who have lost everything; and, in [...]

Thinking of Pat and Perspective

Thinking of Pat and Perspective

[ 0 ] April 11, 2011

I am one of the Tuesday Sisters. There are 4 of us, Pat Sherman, Gail French, Tammy Fadler and myself. My husband and I are preparing our house to sell. In doing so, I think about Pat. She not only is not physically capable to do such a task, she has no house. It certainly [...]

NAR Dues Increase Questions

NAR Dues Increase Questions

[ 0 ] March 29, 2011

This past week there have been many questions asked about the proposed 50% dues increase of $40/member/year. It seems as if the average in-the-trenches Realtor® is unaware of curtailed expenses and budget economies in the NAR budget that would have tempered a higher dues increase proposal. Some of the comments that surfaced in a Google [...]

NAR – Benevolent Foundation Proposal; Sensitive to Issues/People

NAR – Benevolent Foundation Proposal; Sensitive to Issues/People

[ 0 ] March 26, 2011

NAR has several storms on the horizon: threats to the MID, GSE issues, the economy, Dodd-Frank, FHA. All of these issues are great concerns to the viability of home ownership and the ability of Realtors® to be successful. NAR is very sensitive to these issues as evidenced by the proposed 50% dues increase of $40. [...]

New Zealand Earthquake…a firsthand report…

New Zealand Earthquake…a firsthand report…

[ 0 ] February 25, 2011

A chilling account from Christchurch, New Zealand. Through Fred Grosse and Victoria Sinclair we developed our friendship and the Tuesday Sisters were born. It is wonderful to know that Fred and Victoria and all of their associates are safe. The email is from Dr. Fred’s staff. Dear Friends, I am not quite sure how to [...]