Make 2018 A Year of Giving

ACBR | A-bundance, C-ompassion, B-enevolent and R-esponsive

The Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS® is such a dynamic group of well-respected industry leaders who continually raise the bar for professional conduct, influence and integrity. But our members do so much more for this city and for our community and the ACBR is very proud of our commitment and support of different charitable organizations.

Our 2018 Community Service Committee, with Pat Murphy, of Cushman and & Wakefield, as Chair, and Ryan Hoyt, of Prologis, as Vice Chair, has kicked off this year with some impressive goals on behalf of several extraordinary organizations that provide desperately needed supplies, shelter and support from some of our city’s most fragile citizens: Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Georgia; and Wellspring Living.

  • Devereux’s mission is to provide new hopes, dreams and better choices for children, adolescents and young adults struggling with emotional and behavioral health challenges. They oversee multiple residential treatment program for youths as young as ten years old, all the way to 21-year olds struggling with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • WellSpring Living seeks to transform the lives of both girls and women who have been victimized by sexual exploitation and trafficking. They are devoted to safeguarding these women and girls and empowering them with the necessary skills, courage and confidence to go forward and succeed.

These two exemplary causes will be the beneficiaries of funds raised through ACBR’s 2018 Spring Fling and Brokerfest, so if you’d like more information about these two very powerful organizations please contact either Pat Murphy at, or Ryan Hoyt at or Robin Godwin at With everyone working together we can really make a difference.

And speaking of working together, one of the goals of this year’s Community Service Committee is to provide more opportunities for members to get together as team members to do something productive, rewarding and enriching.

Starting March 2nd, Brackets for Good kicks off Round One of a Tournament of Champions which helps to raise awareness of leading non-profit organizations. Just like March Madness, this Tournament takes place over five weeks beginning on the first Friday of March and is a great opportunity to get with friends and help your favorite team succeed. ACBR has developed a strong partnership with The Study Hall -- an afterschool and summer camp program serving K- 5th grade children in the Peoplestown community and they are participating in this great event. Just head to Brackets for Good tournament page and donate to The Study Hall and help them advance throughout the Tournament!

March 12-16th, Camp Blue Skies provides an unparalleled camp program for an underserved demographic-- adults with developmental disabilities. Their mission is to focus on the camper’s physical, mental and emotional well being through socialization, recreation and life skills -- all while giving their caregivers a much-deserved rest for five days and four nights. If you have an interest in giving up a day of work to come and join other ACBR members anytime during March 12-16th at Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge, Georgia, please contact Pat Murphy for more information.

There is no way to list out all of the tremendous organizations that members of the ACBR are involved in - from the First Tee to the USO. If this is your year that you’d like to make a difference in the lives of others, then please reach out to our Community Service Chairs. We need everyone’s efforts, sponsorship, time and passion to be the very best we can be - together.

Friday, March 2, 2018
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