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Established in 1994, the MAAR Benevolent Fund provides financial assistance to MAAR members and their families due to prolonged illness, catastrophic occurrence, or accident. A committee is responsible for promoting the existence of the Fund and coordinating any special fund-raising projects. The MAAR Benevolent Fund is one of only 15 of its kind at REALTOR® Associations nationwide, and achieved tax-exempt status in July of 2011.
The MAAR Benevolent Fund relies completely on donations to exist and help members. Since the MAAR Benevolent Fund Corporation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, all contributions to the fund are tax deductibleFind out how you can give to the fund.
Who is eligible to apply: Any present member who has maintained membership in good standing for at least 12 consecutive months during the 5 year period immediately preceding the application (“Qualified Association Member”); an employee of a Qualified Association Member and who works a minimum of 20 hours per week; a family member of a Qualified Association Member (spouse, domestic partner, or child under the age of 21); an employee of the Association for 12 consecutive months during the 5 year period immediately preceding the application and who works an average of at least 35 hours per week.
  1. Submit the completed application.
  2. The MAAR Benevolent Fund Corp. meets monthly and decides to approve or deny the application. In some instances, additional information may be requested from the applicant.
  3. The applicant will be notified by staff of decision. If approved, checks will be cut to the vendors that the applicant owes money to. No money is ever given directly to the applicant.

All information, including the identity of applicants, is confidential. Benevolent Fund dollars have been granted for some of the following circumstances:

  • Help with burial expenses when there were no funds or insurance to help with the cost
  • Assistance paying one month’s mortgage due to inability to work because of a serious illness
  • Replace items lost from a devastating fire
  • Payment towards the purchase of a wheelchair

2018 MAAR Benevolent Fund Corporation

Board of Trustees

Ryan Byrne
Byrne & Associates 901.737.2911
Katie Clements
BanCorp South 901.277.4305
Bill Stewart
Director Liaison
RE/MAX Real Estate Experts 901.685.6000
Stephen Bearman Crye-Leike, Inc., REALTORS® 901.766.9004
Lauren Criswell Crye-Leike, Inc., REALTORS® 901.260.4780
Susan Edwards Crye-Leike, Inc., REALTORS® 901.757.2500
Greg Glosson Fast Track Realty, LLC 901.767.8700
Ronald Guy Crye-Leike, Inc., REALTORS® 901.757.2500
GaNelle Roberts GaNelle Roberts, REALTORS® 901.755.9455
Dian Stanley Crye-Leike, Inc., REALTORS® 901.757.2500
Christy Stokes First American Home Warranty 901.698.0422
Deborah Sutherland Coldwell Banker Collins-Maury 901.259.8550
Michael Ward Crye-Leike, Inc., REALTORS® 901.766.9004
Need assistance? Contact MAAR Benevolent Fund & Executive Support Manager Carolyn Spikner, 901.818.2412, or email
Want to learn more about the Benevolent Fund at your next Sales Meeting? Contact MAAR Benevolent Fund & Executive Support Manager Carolyn Spikner, 901.818.2412 to schedule a Benevolent Fund Corporation Board member to give a presentation at your office!

» Benevolent Fund Corporation Fundraising Committee roster.


Give a hand UP and donate to the MAAR Benevolent Fund now!
» Watch videos from members like you who have received funds from the MAAR Benevolent Fund.
» Link your Kroger card to the MAAR Benevolent Fund and raise money every time you shop!
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