About the Foundation


The Education Foundation was created in 2003 with a major contribution from the New York State Association of REALTORS.  The aim is to foster greater knowledge and professionalism among REALTORS by providing scholarships for high-level, national designation courses, thereby enhancing the public’s real estate transaction experience.


Since inception, the Education Foundation has awarded 1010 scholarships to REALTORS totaling $256,000.


The Education Foundation is governed by a 12-member Board of Directors who assure that donations are used for educational purposes and operational costs are kept to a bare minimum.

Board of Directors

2018 Officers:

  • Bettie Meinel, President
  • Andi Turco-Levin, Vice-President
  • Margaret Hartman, Secretary/Treasurer

2018 Directors:

  • Chris Covert, Adirondack Region
  • Susan Sommers, Capital Region
  • Laurie Omans, Central Region
  • Jeremias Maneiro, Genesee Region
  • Andi Turco-Levin, Lower Hudson Region
  • Bettie Meinel, Metro Region
  • Amy Wood Gonzalez, Southern Tier
  • Margaret Hartman, Western Region
  • Don Cummins, Esq., At-Large
  • Nancy Quigg, At-Large
  • Linda Lugo, At-Large
  • Duncan MacKenzie, NYSAR CEO