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Annual American Dream Auction Brings in Over $67k for RPAC

August 13, 2021 in Government Affairs

Image description: Jeff Carson and Derek Ramsay sit at a table hosting the 2021 RPAC Virtual Live Auction.

The American Dream Auction was held virtually this year, bringing over 300 KCRAR members together to raise funds for the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC). Bidders raised $67,435 throughout the week, after the silent auction kicked off the event on Monday, continuing until after the virtual live auction Thursday night.

This was the second year the event was held virtually, allowing the silent auction to run four days, racking up bids on items big and small from gift cards, to sports memorabilia, to experiences, which were donated by KCRAR members and industry partners. KCRAR Advocacy staff and members led the virtual live program, at which included videos from RPAC supporting REALTORS® and Industry Partners.

“It was a great evening to be a REALTOR® watching our members answer the call to Advocacy, have some fun, and most importantly, the money we raised will help us protect private property rights for our clients and customers now and in the future,” said KCRAR President Tony Conant.

RPAC collects and disburses funds through voluntary contributions to promote the election of pro-REALTOR® candidates. Locally, KCRAR’s advocacy committees interview candidates to determine their stances on REALTOR® issues and supports those candidates with RPAC funds.

This year’s American Dream Auction was put together with the help of sponsors Continental Title Company, Security 1st Title and First American Title.

Contributions to RPAC are not deductible for federal income tax purposes. Contributions are voluntary and used for political purposes. The amounts indicated are merely guidelines and you may contribute more or less than the suggested amounts. The National Association of REALTORS® and its state and local associations will not favor or disadvantage any member because of the amount contributed or a decision not to contribute. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal. The Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS® collects contributions as an agent of RPAC. Your contribution is split between National RPAC and the state RPAC in your state. Contact your state association or PAC for more information on the percentages of your contribution provided to National RPAC and to the state PAC. In Missouri,65% of your PAC donation goes to RPAC, while 35% stays locally. The National RPAC portion is used to support federal candidates and is charged against your limits under 52 U.S.C. 30116.MissouriRPAC may not accept contributions from corporations, associations or partnerships formed outside of chapters 347 to 360, RSMo, natural persons who are not United States citizens, foreign governments, foreign corporations other than foreign LLCs registered to do business in Missouri, other state political action committees, candidate committees, political party committees, campaign committees, exploratory committees, or debt service committees. Article VIII, Section 23.3(12) & (16)

Jeff Carson • August 17, 2021 at 11:31 am

Thank you Kathryn! We had a lot of fun.


Kathryn Clark • August 13, 2021 at 4:17 pm

Derek & Jeff, You did a great job! Very entertaining. 🙂


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