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REALTORS Political Action Committee Donor Recognition - 2015

The REALTORS Political Action Committee cannot be successful without the financial support of REALTOR members. Your contributions support federal, state and local lawmakers who share the REALTOR commitment to promote homeownership and private property rights.

On behalf of New York's 47,000 REALTORS, RPAC of New York thanks the following members for being major donors in 2015.

Platinum "R" Program ($10,000)
Golden "R" Program ($5,000)
Crystal "R" Program ($2,500 to $4,999)
Sterling "R" Program ($1,000 to $2,499)
RPAC of New York Hall of Fame
Presidents Club ($500 to $999)
Capitol Club ($250 to $499)
NAR President's Circle

Platinum "R" Program ($10,000)
The membership requirement is a one-time $10,000 RPAC contribution. A contribution of $5,000/$2,000* annually sustains a National Platinum R membership.

  •  Nancy Kennedy, Hudson Gateway
  •  Michael Schmelzer, Bronx-Manhattan North


  • Golden "R" Program ($5,000)
    The membership requirement is a one-time $5,000 RPAC contribution. A contribution of $2,000/$1,000* annually sustains a National Golden R membership. RPAC of NY thanks:

  •  Joseph L. Canfora*, Long Island
  •  Dawn Carpenter, Staten Island
  •  Susan Goldy*, Bronx Manhattan
  •  Max Gurvitch*, Brooklyn
  •  Richard Haggerty, Hudson Gateway 
  •  Margaret Hartman*, Buffalo Niagara
  •  Dorothy Herman, Long Island
  •  Paul Kennedy, Hudson Gateway
  •  Duncan MacKenzie, NYSAR
  •  Marsha Rand, Hudson Gateway
  •  George K. Wonica*, Staten Island
  •  Alan Yassky, Hudson Gateway
  • Buffalo Niagara Association of REALTORS
  •  Empire Access MLS
  • Greater Capital Association of REALTORS
  • Greater Rochester Association of REALTORS
  • Long Island Board of REALTORS
  •  New York State Association of REALTORS
  •  NYSAR Real Estate Services, Inc.


  • *Pledges

     


    Crystal "R" Program
     ($2,500 to $4,999)
    The membership requirement is a one-time $2,500 RPAC contribution. A contribution of $1,500 annually sustains a National Crystal R membership. 

  •  Daniel Davies, Warren
  •  Katheryn DeClerck, Hudson Gateway
  •  J.P. Endres, Hudson Gateway
  •  Linda Fields, Jefferson Lewis
  •  Michael Gibbons, Hudson Gateway
  •  Mike Smith, Greater Rochester

  • *Pledges

    Sterling "R" Program ($1,000 to $2,499)
    The membership requirement for a Sterling R is a $1,000 RPAC contribution annually. RPAC of NY thanks:

  •  Nina Amadon, Greater Capital
  •  Katy Anastasio, Long Island
  •  Sandra Ansley, Greater Rochester
  • Matt Arnold_2014_web Matthew Arnold, Long Island
  •  Steve Babbitt, Greater Rochester
  •  Miguel Berger*, Greater Capital
  •  Nina Betancourt, Hudson Gateway
  •  Claire Bisignano Chesnoff, Staten Island
  •  Linda Bonarelli, Long Island'
  •  Dorothy Botsoe, Hudson Gateway
  •  Jaci Cannan, Greater Rochester
  •  Leah Caro, Hudson Gateway
  •  Kimberly Carpenter, Staten Island
  •  Rob Choudhury, Long Island
  •  Walter Christensen, Jefferson Lewis
  •  Sharon Ciminelli, Buffalo Niagara
  •  J. Gregory Connors, Greater Capital
  •  Michael Coughlin, Clinton County
  •  Diane Cummins, Hudson Gateway
  •  Rosalie Daniel, Brooklyn
  •  Robert DeFalco, Staten Island
  •  Frank DellAccio, Long Island
  •  CJ DelVecchio, Ithaca
  •  Peter Demidovich, Long Island
  •  Floyd Earl, Long Island
  •  Lisbeth English*, Long Island
  •  Mel Farkas, Long Island
  •  Gigi Fernandez, Long Island
  •  Carol Gallo-Turschmann, Long Island
  •  Ann Garti, Hudson Gateway
  •  John Gerace, Greater Rochester
  •  Perry Gault, Bronx Manhattan
  •  Nicholas Gigante, Long Island
  • Nick Gomez_web Nick Gomez, Long Island
  •  Susan Greenfield, NYSCAR
  •  Daniel Hartnett, Greater Syracuse
  •  Marcene Hedayati, Hudson Gateway
  •  Susan Helsinger, Long Island
  •  Buddy Hoosein, Long Island
  •  Joseph Houlihan, Hudson Gateway
  •  Mike Johnson, Buffalo Niagara
  •  Michael Kelly, NYSAR 
  •  Gary Kenline*, Buffalo Niagara
  • drew_kessler_web Drew Kessler, Hudson Gateway
  •  Derick King, NYSAR
  •  Sari Kingsley, Staten Island
  •  Laird Klein, Staten Island
  • James Knight_web James Knight, Buffalo Niagara
  •  John Lease, Hudson Gateway
  •  Kevin Leatherman, Long Island
  •  David Legaz, Long Island
  •  John Leonardi, Buffalo Niagara
  •  Pat Levitt, Long Island
  •   Paul Llobell, Long Island
  •  Jerry Lott, Hudson Gateway
  •  Jeremias Maneiro, Greater Rochester
  •  Thomas McCarthy, Long Island
  •  Lisa McKenna, Northern Adirondack
  •  Felton McLaughlin, Greater Capital
  •  Mary McLaughlin, Long Island
  • Angela Mead_web Angela Mead, Warren
  •  Bettie Meinel, Long Island
  •  Michael Mendicino, Long Island
  •  Steven Meyers, Hudson Gateway
  •  Douglas Montgomery, Long Island
  •  Joe Mottola*, Long Island
  •  Linda Page*, Columbia Greene
  •  Pat Pappalardo, Staten Island
  •  Karen Peebles, Jefferson Lewis
  •  Rosemarie Paletti, Hudson Gateway
  •  Mark Re, Greater Syracuse
  •  John Reinhardt, Brooklyn
  • Joe Rivellino_web Joe Rivellino, Buffalo Niagara
  •  Jacque Rose, Otsego-Delaware
  •  Denise Rosko, Long Island
  • MaryAliceRuppert2012_web Mary Alice Ruppert, Long Island
  •  Donald Scanlon, Long Island
  •  Matthew Schmelzer, Bronx Manhattan North
  •  Moses Seuram, Long Island
  •  Joseph Sinnona, Long Island
  •  Michael Slusser*, Greater Rochester
  •  Jennifer Stevenson, St. Lawrence
  •  Laurel Sweeney, Ulster
  •  Tim Sweeney, Ulster
  •  Yoshi Takita, Long Island
  •  Becky Thomas, Otsego Delaware
  •  miriam treger, Buffalo Niagara
  • Andi_Turco_Levin_web2015 Andi Turco-Levin, Ulster County
  •  Steve Vaisey, Greater Rochester
  •  Charlotte Vanderwaag, Long Island
  •  Allen Van Hoff, Warren
  •  John Vernazza, Staten Island
  •  Jennifer Vucetic, Greater Capital
  •  Eric Wedemeyer, Otsego Delaware
  •  Merle Whitehead, Greater Capital 
  •  George S. Wonica, Brooklyn
  •  Valerie Wonica, Staten Island
  •  Russ Woolley, Hudson Gateway
  •  James Yockel, Greater Rochester
  •  Charlene Zoratti, Buffalo Niagara
  • Dutchess County Association of REALTORS
  • Greater Hudson Valley MLS
  •   Ulster County Board of REALTORS
  • Women’s Council of REALTORS, Capital Region Chapter & Empire Chapter
  • Mary Begley, Long Island
  • Shawn Elliot, Long Island
  • Maureen Haley Mizuno, Long Island
  • Patricia Holmes*, Hudson Gateway
  • Angela Mead, Warren
  • Patricia Neuwirth, Hudson Gateway
  • Julia Ricciuti*, Hudson Gateway
  • Margret Roberts, Greater Rochester
  • Kenny Kamal Sattaur, Long Island

  • *Pledges

     

    RPAC of New York Hall of Fame

    RPAC of New York recently inducted 23 members into the inaugural class of the RPAC of New York Hall of Fame. RPAC of New York Hall of Famers have each invested at least $15,000 in RPAC over their lifetime, including:
  • Mary Begley, Long Island
  • Joseph Canfora, Long Island
  • Dawn Carpenter, Staten Island
  • JP Endres-Fein, Hudson Gateway
  • Lisbeth English, Long Island
  • Mel Farkas, Long Island
  • Barbara Frechter, Long Island
  • Frank DellAccio, Long Island
  • Susan Goldy, Bronx Manhattan
  • Joan Grant, Ulster
  • Max Wm. Gurvitch, Brooklyn
  • Richard Haggerty, Hudson Gateway
  • Margaret Hartman, Buffalo Niagara
  • Dorothy Herman, Long Island
  • Susan Helsinger, Long Island
  • Gary Kenline, Buffalo Niagara
  • Nancy Kennedy, Hudson Gateway
  • Sari Kingsley, Staten Island
  • Carol Kope, Hudson Gateway
  • Patricia Levitt, Long Island
  • Audrey Livingstone, Long Island
  • Duncan MacKenzie, NYSAR CEO
  • Joseph Mottola, LIBOR CEO
  • Linda Page, Columbia-Greene
  • Michael Schmelzer, Bronx Manhattan
  • George K. Wonica, Staten Island
  • Alan Yassky, Hudson Gateway

  • Presidents Club
     ($500 to $999)
    The membership requirement for the NYSAR Presidents Club is a $500 to $999 RPAC contribution annually.

  • Dorothy Aschkar, Long Island
  • Gabriele Bishop, Long Island
  • Elayna Bittner, Greater Rochester
  • Karl Brumback, Bronx-Manhattan North
  • Debra Budetti, Hudson Gateway
  • Andrew Burke, Greater Rochester
  • Leah Caro, Hudson Gateway
  • Gail Christensen, Jefferson Lewis
  • Laura Copersino, Long Island
  • Christopher Covert, Northern Adirondack
  • Peter Demidovich, Long Island
  • Howard Denison, Warren
  • Adam DiFrancesco, Hudson Gateway
  • Laurie DiFrancesco, Hudson Gateway
  • Jennifer Dindl-Neff, Jefferson Lewis
  • Gail Fattizzi, Hudson Gateway
  • Robert Fitzsimmons, Staten Island
  • Tina Foglietta, Warren
  • James Gaze, Greater Rochester
  • Victoria Gettings, Greater Capital
  • Nicholas Gigante, Long Island
  • Joan Grant, Ulster
  • Martin Hepworth, Long Island
  • Joseph Houlihan, Hudson Gateway
  • Andrew Kachaylo, Greater Rochester
  • Randy Kaplan, Long Island
  • Daniel Kilfoil, Long Island
  • Barry Kramer, Hudson Gateway
  • Kenneth Leath, Elmira Corning
  • Donald Maher, Dutchess
  • Jack Gajraj Mangra, Long Island
  • Lazer Milstein, Hudson Gateway
  • Nancy Mosca, Long Island
  • James Netter, Long Island
  • John Nickles, Hamptons North Fork
  • Ann Marie Pallister, Long Island
  • Salvatore Polito, Long Island
  • Nancy Quigg, Greater Syracuse
  • Richard Rielly, Columbia-Greene
  • Joe Rivellino, Buffalo Niagara
  • Terri Shand, Ulster
  • Christina Smith, Greater Rochester
  • Richard Stauffer, Hamptons North Fork
  • Carolyn Stiffler, Greater Rochester
  • Scott Tantalo, Greater Rochester
  • Laurena Torres, Bronx-Manhattan North
  • Amy Wood Gonzalez, Ithaca
  • Roger Wright, Clinton
  •  

    Capitol Club ($250 to $499)
    The membership requirement for the NYSAR Capitol Club is a $250 to $499 RPAC contribution annually. RPAC of NY thanks:

  • Lynne Ackner, Warren
  • Maryann Arbia, Brooklyn
  • Janine Armata, Long Island
  • Diane Aversano, Long Island
  • Lisa Avery, Buffalo Niagara
  • George Barnett, Clinton
  • Thomas Basini, Long Island
  • Marie Bettini, Greater Capital
  • John Beyer, Long Island
  • Richard Bocchieri, Long Island
  • Vincent Buccieri, Bronx-Manhattan North
  • Barbara Bucovetsky, Long Island
  • Laura Burns, Greater Capital
  • Martin Carpenter, Greater Syracuse
  • Bruce Carr, Warren
  • Anne Carroll, Greater Capital
  • Peter Caruso, Long Island
  • Jennie Chapin, Greater Syracuse
  • Courtney Cherna, Hudson Gateway
  • Eliot Cherson, Bronx-Manhattan North
  • Debra Chiappetta, Long Island
  • Rob Choudhury, Long Island
  • Barbara Ciricillo, Greater Syracuse
  • Edwin Clark, Greater Rochester
  • James K. Coleman, Bronx-Manhattan North
  • Toni Connors, Greater Rochester
  • Kathryn Conquest, Long Island
  • Walter Cooke, Long Island
  • Marie Costello, Long Island
  • Robyn Credo, Hudson Gateway
  • Theresa Crozier, Hudson Gateway
  • Jeffrey Decatur, Greater Capital
  • Dana Decker, Cortland
  • Carlos Diaz, Long Island
  • Georgianna Diaz, Staten Island
  • Michael Diaz, Staten Island
  • Scott Dobrin, Staten Island
  • Donald Duley, Clinton
  • Mark Engel, Bronx-Manhattan North
  • Sandra Erickson, Bronx-Manhattan North
  • Patricia Erker, Long Island
  • Lance Evans, Jefferson Lewis
  • Robert Farrell, Greater Binghamton
  • Evelyn Fasulo, Long Island
  • Lynnore Fetyko, Greater Syracuse
  • Barbara Ford, Long Island
  • Sharlene Forman, Hudson Gateway
  • Marian Fraker Gutin, Long Island
  • Gene Friske, Oswego
  • Robert Galliher, Mohawk Valley
  • Lawrence Gardner, Long Island
  • Doreen Garson, Brooklyn
  • Marilyn Gibbons, Greater Capital
  • Dilshad Gillani, Staten Island
  • Michael Graessle, Hudson Gateway
  • Ann Grande, Staten Island
  • Frederic Greene, Long Island
  • Cathy Griffin, Greater Capital
  • Cheryl Grossman, Long Island
  • Richard Guarino, Bronx-Manhattan North
  • George Halvatzis, Long Island
  • Sanford Hayes, Northern Adirondack
  • Robert Herrick, Long Island
  • Suzanne Herrick, Long Island
  • Colleen Holmes, Northern Adirondack
  • Jared Hoosein, Long Island
  • Clayton Jeffrey, Hudson Gateway
  • Carolina Jemison, Long Island
  • Amy Juang, Long Island
  • Bobbie Kagle, Buffalo Niagara
  • Kyle Kelly, Long Island
  • Michael Kelly, Long Island
  • Sandra Kirnan, Greater Syracuse
  • James Knight, Buffalo Niagara
  • Velvet Kopach, Greater Capital
  • Irwin Krasnow, Long Island
  • Eric Lebenson, Hudson Gateway
  • James Ledsome, Greater Rochester
  • Lawrence Lentini, Buffalo Niagara
  • Maxwell Levitt, Long Island
  • Lisa L'Huillier, Jefferson Lewis
  • Cynthia Lippolis, Hudson Gateway
  • Eliot Lonardo, Long Island
  • Eydie Lopez, Hudson Gateway
  • David Lucas, Long Island
  • Louis Macari, Long Island
  • Mary MacKaig, Greater Syracuse
  • Jennifer Maher, Hudson Gateway
  • David Manzano, Greater Syracuse
  • Gaetano Marasa, Staten Island
  • Robert Martin, Northern Adirondack
  • Dominic Martorana, Long Island
  • Harding Mason, Hudson Gateway
  • Patricia Masone, Long Island
  • Elizabeth Matthews, Greater Rochester
  • Thomas McCarthy, Long Island
  • Karen McClorey, Long Island
  • Thomas McGroder, Greater Capital
  • Christopher McKniff, Hudson Gateway
  • Felton McLaughlin, Greater Capital
  • Veronica Meola, Hudson Gateway
  • Elizabeth Miller, Jefferson Lewis
  • Glenn Miller, Greater Rochester
  • Melissa Miller, Ithaca
  • Joanne Mills, Long Island
  • Diana Nogaret, Greater Binghamton
  • Frances Ottino, Staten Island
  • Roseann Paggiotta, Hudson Gateway
  • Patricia Palumbo, Hudson Gateway
  • Vincent Papa, Long Island
  • Linda Petralia, Long Island
  • Margie Philo, Northern Adirondack
  • Robert Piazza-Palotta, Greater Rochester
  • James Powers, Long Island
  • David Pridgen, Greater Syracuse
  • Steve Probst, Long Island
  • Sharon Quataert, Greater Rochester
  • Donald Radke, Greater Syracuse
  • Steven Rainone, Long Island
  • Donna Rausch, Greater Syracuse
  • Kenneth Rhatigan, Hudson Gateway
  • Eliezer Rodriguez Esq., Bronx-Manhattan North
  • Don Romano, Long Island
  • Jeffrey Roney, Greater Syracuse
  • Wayne Rose, Long Island
  • Christie Rothschild, Buffalo Niagara
  • Daniel Ryan, Long Island
  • Harris Safier, Ulster
  • Rhonda Saulsbury, Greater Rochester
  • Cheryl Sayles, Northern Adirondack
  • Lorraine Schindler, Greater Capital
  • Jason Schlomann, Long Island
  • William Schur, Bronx-Manhattan North
  • Paul Schwartz, Brooklyn
  • Paul Semanek, Greater Capital
  • Robert Shandley, Hudson Gateway
  • Jacob Shayovitz, Brooklyn
  • Linda Simons, Chautauqua
  • Carol Sparaco, Long Island
  • Jim Speer, Long Island
  • Vickie Staie, Jefferson Lewis
  • Sarah Stansbury, Clinton
  • Joanne Sweeney, Cortland
  • Maryann Tercasio, Hudson Gateway
  • Linda Thomas-Caster, Greater Syracuse
  • Joey Trombley, Clinton
  • Maggie Vanderwoude, Hudson Gateway
  • Hector Villatoro, Long Island
  • Louis Vinci, Buffalo Niagara
  • Jason Walch, Columbia-Greene
  • Bryan Warren, Ithaca
  • Elinore West, Long Island
  • Kenneth Whiting, Warren
  • Joseph Whittington, Buffalo Niagara
  • Donna Wolfe, Long Island
  • Catherine Wyble, Greater Rochester
  • Kathy Zamechansky, Bronx-Manhattan North

  • *Charter Golden "R" contributors, who joined the program by Dec. 31, 2001 may sustain their Golden "R" membership at $1,000 annually.


    NAR President's Circle members
    NAR’s President’s Circle* is a direct giver program whereby members receive requests throughout the year to make direct contributions to national political party committees and/or federal candidates selected by the national RPAC Trustees.

    *President’s Circle members must be an RPAC Major Donor and contribute an additional $2,000 in personal contributions.

    Want to contribute and support RPAC's efforts as these members have done?

     

    For more information on the NYSAR REALTORS Political Action Committee, e-mail our Government Affairs Department.

     

    Contributions are not deductible for federal income tax purposes. Contributions to RPAC are voluntary and used for political purposes. The amount suggested is merely a guideline and you may contribute more or less than the suggested amount. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal and the National Association of REALTORS or any of its state associations or local boards will not favor or disfavor any member because of the amount contributed. 70% of each contribution is used by the State PAC to support state and local political candidates. Until your state reaches its RPAC goal, 30% is sent to National RPAC to support Federal candidates and is charged against you limits under 2 U.S.C. 441a; after the state reaches its RPAC goal, it may elect to retain your entire contribution for use in supporting state and local candidates.