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DEC 2018

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58 December 2018 RISMedia's REAL ESTATE INSPIRATIONS | The big-hearted and brave D eLisa "Dee" Rose is broker/owner of RE/MAX Am- bassadors in Richardson, Texas. She has 15-plus years of experience in real estate, and is a certified instructor by the Texas Real Estate Commission. In an answer to a call-out by Oprah Winfrey, Rose donat - ed $20,000 to Minnie's Food Pantry this year, a 100-per- cent community-funded local pantry. Through a corporate donor, Rose was also able to pledge another $30,000, bringing the contribution to $50,000 total. In addition to donating funds, Rose, along with a developer, committed to restoring Cheryl "Action" Jackson's family home, which is expected to become another pantry. Minnie's Food Pan - try was founded by Jackson. "I got involved with Minnie's because I know the differ - ence passionate organizations like Minnie's make in the lives of others," says Rose. "Minnie's is exceptional and sincere, and no charitable organization should ever strug - gle while simply trying to ensure all people have food, housing and safety." Minnie's Food Pantry is not the only organization Rose supports. She has been actively involved with Habitat for Humanity, Meals On Wheels, Volunteers of North Texas, and others. She and husband Tony are the founders of a children's adoption agency, and she is also a 501(c) (3) affordable housing developer, approved by the City of Dallas in 2016. DELISA "DEE" ROSE Broker/Owner, RE/MAX Ambassadors T om DeWine joined Colonial Real Estate—a brokerage founded in 1987 by his father, Dennis DeWine—in 2005. DeWine has inspirational goals to grow his company to between 250 and 300 agents while also em - powering the role of the agent to become more efficient. DeWine has long been a staunch community supporter and active participant in local charities—an inspiration to REALTORS® across the nation. In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, DeWine and ERA Colonial Real Estate launched a fundraiser for the Houston Food Bank, with the goal of raising $7,700—the company matched up to 50 percent of donations. "The Houston Food Bank is such a local and long- standing group, and I wanted to make sure we focused on something that was very local," DeWine stated dur - ing the fundraising initiative. "We set a relatively modest goal—I picked a zip code that I had lived in when I was in Houston in the late '90s, and when I knew that a lot of flooding was occurring [there], I set the first four numbers of that zip code, 7700, as the goal." DeWine's company also hosts an annual Fish Fry and 5K Fun Run Walk in honor of ERA Colonial agent Pat Pat - ton. The 5K Fun Run supports the Muscular Dystrophy As- sociation (MDA), the corporate charity of ERA Real Estate. TOM DEWINE President/COO, ERA Colonial Real Estate

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