November 7th, 2022

REALTORS® award $4,250 to local charities

(Back row from left) Brad Rayfield with Coldwell Banker Realty, Rhonda Evans with ERA Martin Associates, Sara Bianco with ERA Martin Associates, Leslie Zimmerman with the Alzheimer's Association, and Clinton Bickford with Keller Williams (Front row from left) Jamie Manning with Life Crisis Center; Joni Williamson with ERA Martin Associates (also Foundation Committee Chair); Kim Nock (and Scrappy) with Humane Society of Wicomico County; Vicki Harmon with Coldwell Banker Realty, Allison Acree with Epoch Dream Center and Austin Whitehead, Whitehead Real Estate Executives (also CAR President).

Lower Eastern Shore, Md. – The Coastal Association of REALTORS® (Coastal) is pleased to announce that it has awarded $4,250 in grants to local charities through the Coastal REALTORS® Foundation during its latest round of funding. Since 2018 Coastal REALTORS® Foundation has given more than $60,000 to local charities in Wicomico, Worcester, and Somerset counties.

The following organizations received grants in the Coastal REALTORS® Foundation’s latest round of funding:

  • Alzheimer’s Association of the Eastern Shore
  • Epoch Dream Center
  • Hope and Life Outreach (HALO)
  • Humane Society of Wicomico County
  • Life Crisis Center


The Coastal REALTORS® Foundation is a charitable fund held by the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore. The association raises money for the fund through an annual charity golf tournament as well as other efforts throughout the year. The fund is accessible to members of Coastal through an application process administered by the association and reviewed by a committee of members. Grant recipients must be 501(c)3 organizations and must be located in Somerset, Wicomico, or Worcester counties.

“When we started the Coastal Association of REALTORS® Charitable Foundation in 2018 we had no idea the changes that we were in for in in the last few years,” said Coastal President Austin Whitehead.” The world is a very different place than it was when we started but I am so proud of our members for continuing to support our foundation and for the REALTOR® community to continue to be able to give back to local non-profits that they support. We raise money all year long through charitable giving and through our golf tournament that was held in October. REALTORS® are a part of this community and we will continue to give back in every way we can.”

Grants are awarded 3 times a year, and the next deadline is February 15th, 2023.

The Coastal Association of REALTORS® Foundation is currently raising money through a raffle for a brand-new electric bicycle. All proceeds go to the foundation and are then given to local charities. You can find a link to the raffle here

Lower For more information about the Coastal REALTORS® Foundation, visit

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 REALTORS®, visit 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: Colin Zimmerman / 410-641-4409 /