REFA is committed to giving back to the Greater Boston Community.

REFA Charitable Giving 2023:

REFA is currently accepting applications to identify REFA Beneficiaries for 2023.  If your organization’s mission is to provide support to those who are experiencing homelessness or help develop youth in underserved communities, we encourage you to apply.  Please visit this this site to learn more about the opportunities and application process. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, September 6th. 

In 2022, REFA's three Charitable Partners are:

FamilyAid Boston


Rosie's Place

REFA gives back in the following ways:

REFA Charitable Golf & Tennis Tournament

The REFA Charitable Golf & Tennis Tournament is an annual fundraiser committed to raising funds on behalf of FamilyAid Boston and Rosie's Place, two local charities whose missions are aligned with providing, creating or offering housing solutions to those in need. The Annual Tournament is held in July, and over 120 members from the Real Estate finance industry participate. Since its inception, the tournament has donated over $140K to local charities.

Speaker Donation

To thank speakers for participating in REFA events, REFA makes a donation on their behalf to HomeStart at the end of each year. 

Emerging Leaders Community Service Activities

The Emerging Leaders Committee participates in multiple community service activities annually. Past charities include:

  • Rebuilding Together Boston
  • Greater Boston Food Bank
  • FamilyAid Boston
  • Rosie's Place
  • Heading Home, Inc.
  • Home For Little Wanderers
  • Community Servings 

Annual Holiday Reception Gift Card Drive

Annually, the REFA Holiday Reception hosts a Gift Card Drive to raise donations for our Charitable Partners. 

Upcoming Events

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34th Annual REFA Gala honoring Paul Ayoub, Nutter
Westin Copley Place
REFA Interest Rate Program
60 State Street
GBREB CRE Career Showcase