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 821 scholarships to REALTORS totaling $220,500.


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

2016 Officers:

  • Randy Templeman, President
  • Nancy Quigg, Vice-President
  • Bettie Meinel, Secretary/Treasurer

2016 Directors:

  • Chris Covert, NABOR, Adirondack Region
  • Sandra Nardoci, GCAR, Capital Region
  • Nancy Quigg, GSAR, Central Region
  • Jeremias Maneiro, GRAR, Genesee Region
  • Andi Turco-Levin, UCBR, Lower Hudson Region
  • Bettie Meinel, LIBOR, Metro Region
  • Randy Templeman, GBAR, Southern Tier
  • Margaret Hartman, BNAR, Western Region
  • Mary Alice Ruppert, LIBOR, At-Large
  • Claire Bisignano Chesnoff, SIBOR, At-Large
  • Duncan MacKenzie, NYSAR CEO