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Pam Poore, Leaving a Legacy of Generosity, Professionalism and Love

Pam Poore

SAR has remarkably talented Members, and we are grateful for each one of them. Each one of you add to the fabric, color and texture of who our Association is. There is, however, one Member who stood out for her directness, dedication and dogmatic allegiance to the hungry in our community. That was Pam Poore.


REALTOR® – Philanthropist

Dave Tanner

The two words are almost synonymous. As a community, REALTORS® are some of the most philanthropic people around. For instance, the Sacramento Association of REALTORS®, due to the generous contributions and hard work of its Members, is annually the largest single contributor to the Salvation Army in the Sacramento area. It has been reported that […]

Christmas CanTree

At the hub of SAR’s charitable fundraising is the Christmas CanTree. Over the decades, more than $2 million has been raised for the local chapter of the Salvation Army, bringing in supplies of coats for cold winter months and toys to warm the hearts of those in need. Last year, even in tough economic times, […]

President’s Perspective – December 2011

2011 SAR President Doug Covill

Five goals – some specific, some far-reaching – have guided the leaders and staff of SAR this year as we all work to serve you, our Members. As you read through this brief review, you will see that we have accomplished a lot this year.

Improve Communications Develop a Green Program Establish a 501 (c) […]

REALTORS® 29th Annual Christmas CanTree

2011 CanTree Logo

County Supervisor Roberta MacGlashan will help the Sacramento Association of REALTORS® celebrate the 29th year of CanTree.

Each year, local REALTORS® build “trees” entirely of canned goods to raise funds and awareness for the Salvation Army.

On November 21 and 22, the CanTrees will be constructed at The Secret Garden in Elk Grove and the […]

2010 CanTree Build Videos

2010 CanTree Logo

Thank you to all our Members for all your hard work and volunteering your time to help with the 28th Annual SAR Christmas CanTree build. For those of you that are unfamiliar with the amount of work and effort it takes to build the CanTrees, the CanTree stands 16 feet tall, weighs approximately 7,500 pounds, […]

YPC Masquerade Ball

Michelle Kloss and Carl Olson

There was a buzz in the air as people arrived in their evening wear in November to help raise money for a wonderful cause – the Christmas CanTree, a fundraiser for the Salvation Army. Some came dressed in tuxedos – a few even brought out their capes (for that Phantom of the Opera look) – […]

Giving Thanks

Barbara Harsch

THANKSGIVING… So much to be grateful for. This has been an amazing year at SAR. The talent we have both with the staff and with all of our chairmen and committees has been an inspiration. They have made being President an easy job. Our Members have benefited greatly from their knowledge and hard work. Despite […]

28th Annual Christmas CanTree - ALL ABOARD!

2010 CanTree Logo

Building on successive years of public Christmas CanTree displays, Sacramento REALTORS® and Affiliates are raising public awareness of the Salvation Army’s Holiday Food Basket Program with gigantic canned food Christmas trees to be constructed in our community.

The 28th Annual SAR Christmas CanTree project will consist of three CanTrees installed in locations throughout the Sacramento […]

REALTORS® Rank High in Philanthropy


The Sacramento Association of REALTORS®’ has become a perennial on the list of the top 25 area companies for corporate philanthropy, as compiled by the Sacramento Business Journal and published each April.

SAR’s position at #15 in 2010, in the midst of mostly for-profit businesses and in the midst of a real estate downturn, is […]