Lower Eastern Shore, Md. – To help local real estate professionals support the causes most important to them, the Coastal Association of REALTORS® (Coastal) has established and provided startup funding for the Coastal REALTORS® Foundation.
(From left) Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore President Erica Joseph, Coastal President Joel Maher, Coastal President-Elect Bernie Flax, and Coastal Executive Vice President Page Browning. 
This new fund is held by the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (CFES) and will be accessible to members of Coastal through an application process administered by the association.
“Our local REALTORS® and affiliate members are very active in their communities and the association wants to support those efforts,” said Coastal President Joel Maher. “Coastal is here to serve the members in every capacity, and now that includes assisting in their charitable activities and volunteer work. Essentially, they will tell us which local organizations they are supporting, and we will help boost their efforts with this fund.”
The association donated $5,000 to the foundation to kickstart fundraising and will work throughout the year to raise money, beginning with a charity golf tournament held on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at the Ocean City Golf Club. The association is seeking sponsors and golfers for this event, and more information is available at www.coastalrealtors.org.
Donors may contribute to the fund directly at www.cfes.org. This online donation tool may also be accessed at www.coastalrealtors.org.
“The Community Foundation is excited to partner with the Coastal Association of REALTORS®,” says Erica Joseph, President of CFES. “Through their new fund, we can assist the association to create an impact on a wide range of charitable causes important to their members”
For more information, visit www.coastalrealtors.org.
More about Coastal Association of REALTORS®
The Coastal Association of REALTORS® is fortunate enough to represent over 1,000 real estate professionals in Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties. These members are engaged, informed, and active in their communities. They support the American dream of homeownership, as well as the purchase and use of all types of real property. They are local. They are accurate. They are trusted. They are REALTORS® and affiliate members.
For more information on Coastal, visit www.coastalrealtors.org. The term REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark unique to real estate professionals who are members of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribe to its strict Code of Ethics.
MEDIA CONTACT: Sarah Rayne / 410-641-4409 / sarah@coastalrealtors.org
About the Community Foundation: As leaders, grant makers, and stewards of philanthropy, the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore connects people who care to causes that matter for the common good of the Lower Eastern Shore.  We are a 501c3 nonprofit with an inspiring history of fostering charitable endeavors, and have provided more than $77 million in grants and scholarships to the local community since 1984. We collaborate with individuals, families, and businesses to match their charitable interests with community needs and strengthen local nonprofits through grants and resources. We are devoted to improving our regional community and believe in the power of philanthropy.  
For information contact: Victoria Kent, Marketing Officer | 410-742-9911 |vkent@CFES.org