HGAR’s First ‘RPAC-A-Thon’ Raises Over $8,000 for RPAC

Mary Prenon | May 17, 2017

HGAR members pound the phones making calls to support RPAC

WHITE PLAINS—The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors held its very first “RPAC-A-Thon” recently at its White Plains headquarters, raising more than $8,000 for RPAC, the Realtors Political Action Committee.

Barry Kramer, HGAR’s RPAC Committee Co-Chair, (front) and Philip Weiden, HGAR Government Affairs Director (back), check over the phone lists.

The initiative, supported by the New York State Association of Realtors, brought in a dedicated group of HGAR members who reached out with phone calls to their fellow Realtors. “I saw something like this at the NAR convention and thought it was a great idea,” said Barry Kramer, HGAR’s RPAC Committee Co-Chair. We thought that this was a great idea to encourage participation by our members.”

The RPAC-A-Thon targeted the top 250 agents in HGAR “We felt that those top agents should be willing participants in RPAC since it contributes to their success,” added Kramer. “While it’s often uncomfortable to call fellow Realtors and ask for a contribution, RPAC is such a good cause and benefits Realtors.”  The RPAC-A-Thon also hoped to encourage new RPAC donors.

The HGAR RPAC Committee has also planned additional RPAC-A-Thons for Nyack and Goshen. Please check hgar.com for further updates.


Mary Prenon
HGAR, Director of Communications