Don ‘Pooch’ Hunter Transactional Giving Award

Help your office win an award just by signing up for transactional donations to the REALTOR® Foundation!

2015 Update

Keller Williams Indy Metro North Sweeps Transactional Giving Awards…Again

Each year, we award the DonPooch” Hunter Transactional Giving Award given in honor, and loving memory of, Pooch Hunter who was so dedicated to finding ways for REALTORS® to give to the Foundation in an ongoing way – through transactions.

The transactional giving program allows agents at participating companies to make a contribution to the REALTOR® Foundation or another designated charity directly from the closing form. Everyone at the closing table can feel good knowing they are helping another family find housing.

Annually, awards are given to the office with the highest participation of agents and for the highest total donations received.  For the past three years, the team at Keller William Indy Metro North has taken home both honors.

The REALTOR® Foundation congratulations Keller Williams Indy Metro North, Broker John Lyons with 39 agents accounting for 33% of their office participating with a transactional gift and a combined contribution total of $11,526 in gifts made at closing.

We also want to give special recognition to the team at Keller Williams Indy Metro West for being the office with the most new agents participating.


We would not have been able to see such success without the support of the participating offices:

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Indiana Realty

Carpenter, REALTORS®

CENTURY 21 Scheetz

Coldwell Banker Kaiser Real Estate

Encore Sotheby’s International

F.C. Tucker Company

Keller Williams Realty

RE/MAX Ability Plus

RE/MAX Legends Group

RE/MAX Metro

Interested in making your gift at closing? Talk to your broker to learn more about this convenient way to give back to your community through the Foundation.

Top Ten Reasons to try Transactional Giving

  1. Small gifts can add up to a big impact.
  2. For many offices, it’s as easy as filling out a box on the closing form or a form at the beginning of the year.
  3. It’s tax-deductible.
  4. Receive a year end statement for tax purposes.
  5. Make yours in honor of another agent or clients.
  6. Save your own stamp – your office handles it all.
  7. A $25 gift at one closing per month gets you listed on the Heroes of Hope wall in the MIBOR lobby.
  8. Your office could win a coveted award.
  9. Participation signals a commitment to your industry.
  10. You won’t miss a few dollars, but central Indiana’s homeless will benefit.

Put your office on top in 2016! Contact Gabie Benson about setting up transactional giving in your office.