Members Helping Members

The B.E.A.R. Home Foundation is an organization within the Bonita Springs-Estero Association of REALTORS®, Inc. (B.E.A.R.). The mission of the B.E.A.R. Home Foundation is:

  • To accumulate assets from fundraising and donations that can be managed to serve our Members.
  • To recognize our fellow B.E.A.R. members who are in need.
  • To be able to support and fulfill the needs of our Members and their families in a time of crisis.

Foundation funds may be requested by a phone call to any member of the B.E.A.R. Home Foundation (B.H.F.). Each request is handled with complete confidentiality within the Foundation. Such a request is examined for approval and funds are distributed in accordance with our Bylaws. Funds may be requested for:

  • Emergency Medical Needs
  • Emergency Travel
  • Assistance with Food or Shelter
  • Catastrophic Events

There is no payback obligation. Future donations will be accepted.

The B.E.A.R. Home Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation under the approval of the Internal Revenue Service and incorporated under the State of Florida.

2017 Board of Trustees

Terri Speach, President

Dick Blevins, Vice-President

David Ged, Secretary

Nancy Dalaskey, Treasurer

Jason Lane, Trustee

Jay Caudill, Trustee

Christine Bauder, B.E.A.R. CEO, Trustee Member

  • * Each trustee serves a term of two years
  • Employer Identification Number: 27-161-17921
  • The B.E.A.R. Home Foundation Florida Nonprofit Corporation Number: 1-000-000-2954