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REBGV Makes Significant Donation in Support of At-Risk Youth

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) has made a significant gift to the Fraser Valley REALTORS® Charitable Foundation (FVRCF) in support of its mission to improve the lives of at-risk youth. The $15,000 donation stands as one of the largest ever received by the Foundation.

Coordinated by the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB), this donation is a testament to the strength of partnerships in the real estate sector. As collaborators, these organizations share a commitment to not only shaping the real estate landscape but also contributing to the well-being of the broader community.

The Fraser Valley REALTORS® Charitable Foundation, a beacon of hope for at-risk youth in the region, welcomed this extraordinary contribution with gratitude and enthusiasm.

“We are grateful for the incredible support from the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver,” said John Barbisan, Chair of the Fraser Valley REALTORS® Charitable Foundation. “With this gift, we will be able to make an even bigger difference in the Fraser Valley.”

In 2023, the FVRCF granted a total of $190,000 to local charities working directly with at-risk youth. In 2024, they expect to grant over $400,000.

REBGV CEO Jeff King said that supporting the charitable work of their Fraser Valley counterpart was important. “We have been following the story of the FVRCF for quite a while and are pleased that they’ve selected vulnerable youth as a focus,” said Jeff. “Youth homelessness is not just a Fraser Valley issue. It’s something we see in our Greater Vancouver communities as well and it will take the collaborative efforts of all of us to ensure that the young people in our communities have the support they need to realize their full potential.”

“The FVREB is grateful for partners like the REBGV,” said Baldev Gill, CEO of the FVREB. “Professionally, we collaborate to ensure our members’ success as professional REALTORS® and I am pleased that the REBGV recognizes the importance of collaboration on philanthropic and community efforts as well.”

The Fraser Valley REALTORS® Charitable Foundation is among the largest charitable foundations in the Fraser Valley and one of the largest in the real estate sector in Canada, thanks to the generosity of local REALTORS® and donors like the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver.

From left to right: John Barbisan, FVRCF Chair, Jeff King, REBGV CEO, and Baldev Gill, FVREB CEO