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About Us

Who We Are

A 501(c)3 charitable organization, we are the education, philanthropic and research arm of the Chicago Association of REALTORS®

What We Do

Provide REALTORS® with opportunities to enhance their business through education; foster careers in real estate, and champion the professional image of the Chicago REALTOR®.

How We Do It

Since the scholarship program’s launch in 2007, CAREF trustees have invested $146,000 to provide 5,360 free continuing education courses to approximately 1,400 C.A.R. members; awarded $83,500 to 67 individuals – including 25 for C.A.R.’s Executive Real Estate Business Certification program through Loyola University; and awarded additional higher education scholarships, totaling $65,000, directly through DePaul University, Roosevelt University, the Goldie B.Wolfe Miller Women Leaders in Real Estate Initiative, John Marshall University and REALTOR® University.