REFA is committed to giving back to the community. 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 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 100 members from the Real Estate finance industry participate. Since its inception, the tournament has donated over $140K to local charities.
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 a local charity. In 2018, REFA raised over $500 in gift card donations.