Hutch Fund

Provided By Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® (SAAR)


What is the Hutch Fund?

  • The Hutch Fund is a charity providing financial assistance to Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® (SAAR) members experiencing a crisis or catastrophic event.   Those eligible to apply include SAAR REALTOR®, Affiliate and staff members as well as their immediate family.
  • The funds are maintained and administered by the Arizona REALTOR® Disaster Assistance Foundation (ARDAF) which is a 501(c) (3) corporation (Please verify with your financial consultant about tax deductibility).

How does the fund help?

  • Assistance with medical costs
  • Financial assistance when a member is not able to work during treatment and recovery
  • In home care during a recovery period
  • Transportation to and from medical appointments
  • Expenses for day-to-day living
  • Patient Advocacy

How can I contribute?

  • Encourage those in need to apply for assistance or nominate someone yourself
  • Make an individual donation to the Hutch Fund – Checks payable to ARDAF can be mailed to or dropped off at SAAR
  • Buy your tickets, become a sponsor, or volunteer for Hutch Fund fundraising events

Why Donate?

Donate Today!


Make your check out to ARDAF (Arizona REALTORS® Disaster Assistance Foundation) and mail it to:
Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS®
8600 E Anderson Dr, Suite 200
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

How are the requests for assistance handled?

  • All requests for assistance from the Hutch Fund are completely confidential
  • A  committee member or members meets with the candidate to determine how the Hutch Fund can assist
  • The Hutch Fund Administrative Committee is comprised of four REALTOR® members, one Affiliate member and the SAAR CEO serving as an ex-officio member
  • All candidates are treated with care and respect
  • Recipient profiles are used publicly only with the permission of the recipient

How do I apply?

  • Contact a member of the Hutch Fund Committee
  • Access the application by clicking here

Testimonials

I feel very fortunate that I am a member of SAAR, that has this great fund, the Hutch Fund, that helps their members, affiliate members, and their families in a time when they may be going through a medical crisis like I did.

- Paula Cotton

The Hutch Fund was a lifesaver. It literally helped save my life.

- Charlie Stidham

Hutch Fund Committee

Joanne DiBenedetto, 2016 Chair
602-758-8080

Tricia Lehane
602-689-9977

Helene Cass
480-703-3379

John Rapasky
480-502-1000

Mardi Kirkland
480-287-5200

 

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