Salem Association of REALTORS® Community Fund

The Salem Association of REALTORS® Community Fund (SARCF) was founded in 2004 as a way for REALTORS®

and Industry Affiliates in the Mid-Willamette Valley to have a positive impact on the community.

Soup Wars
Annual Children's


The Salem Association of Realtors Community Fund (SARCF) (dba as MVAR Community Foundation), was founded in 2004 as a way for REALTORS® and Affiliate members in the Mid-Willamette Valley to have a positive impact in the community. SARCF is a charitable (501c3, Tax ID # 68-0587535) organization with the following goals:

  • To break the cycle of homelessness and provide opportunities for affordable housing

  • To serve disadvantaged children and families in crisis

  • To contribute to the livability of the community and build a sense of pride in neighborhoods.

Our Community Foundation is funded by members, sustainers, and fundraising events. The benefits of supporting SARCF include bettering our community, a better public image for the real estate industry and donations that are deductible as charitable contributions. Our Board of Directors are always working hard to get new and exciting ways to bring together the members and the community. If you are interested in joining the REALTOR® community movement, you can shop through Amazon smile or donate by clicking the links below.


Meet our Board

President: Sarie Scott, Gysin Realty Group

Vice President, Fundraising Committee Chair: Lisa McCormick, Cherry Creek Mortgage Company

Secretary: Ashlee Mecham, Berkshire Hathaway HSREP

Treasurer: Traci Benjamin, Churchhill Mortgage 

Director, Grants Committee Chair: Joni McClintock, Sundance Realty

Director: Sam Cagle, First American Title

Director: Susan Dunfee, Waterstone Mortgage Company

Director: Debbie McMillan, Berkshire Hathaway HSREP

Director: Don Meyer, Re/Max Integrity​

Director: Shelley Samson, Re/Max Integrity​

Director: Heather Smith, Ticor Title​

Director: Cathie Velasco, Oregon Rental Property Management, LLC

Director, Community Liaison & MVAR Past President: Kelly Martin, Berkshire Hathaway HSREP

How to get involved

As a member of Mid-Valley Association of REALTORS® you'll have the opportunity throughout the year to volunteer at one of our events, and or donate directly to our fund. Information is regularly shared in our monthly newsletter which can be read here on our blog, or you can sign up to have it delivered to your inbox.

How to stay current on SARCF news



  • Annual Children's Christmas Party

  • Soup Wars

  • Dessert Dash at Annual MVAR Awards

  • Annual Toy Drive (In partnership with Les Schwab/Fox 12)

Past Grant Recipients and Sponsorship

  • Mid Valley Habitat for Humanity

  • North Willamette Valley Habitat for Humanity 

  • DevNW

  • Liberty House

  • Camp to Belong

  • Salem Area Habitat for Humanity

  • Home Youth and Resource Center

  • Salem-Keizer Community Development Corporation

  • Family Building Blocks

  • Campfire USA

  • Adaptive Riding Institute

  • Royal Family Kids' Camps

  • Striking Out Meth in Marion County

Recent Blog Posts

Past Grant Recipients & Sponsorship

Advertising Sponsors


Advertising Partners



Address: 320 Church St NE,

Salem, OR 97301

Phone: (503) 581-1431


Fidelity National Title

 500 Liberty St SE #200

Salem, OR 97301

(503) 585-7219


First American Title

 777 Commercial St SE Suite 100,

Salem, OR 97301

 (503) 581-0555


Ticor Title

315 Commercial St SE #150,

Salem, OR 97301

(503) 585-1881