The Gallatin Association of REALTORS® (GAR) CEO Search Committee donated $8,550 to the Gallatin REALTORS® Charitable Foundation on July 8. The search committee was responsible for the recruitment, hiring and recent installation of Rob Wigton as GAR’s new CEO. The donation was made in honor of Wigton’s hire and was funded by the net buyer’s side commission from the purchase of his new home in Bozeman’s Woodland Park subdivision.
“The Gallatin REALTORS Charitable Foundation provides real estate professionals with an additional way to give back to the community we serve by supporting local non-profits,” said Lacy Browne, Vice Chair of The Foundation. “We are grateful for this generous gift, which will be directed toward local non-profit organizations working to make a difference in Gallatin County.”
The GAR CEO search committee was chaired by Don Pilotte and included members Ray Atteberry, Mark Dobrenski, Candis Dorsch, Claire Gillam, Sandy Lee and Jim Woodley. Wigton selected his home virtually after touring several homes via FaceTime. Committee member Candis Dorsch brokered the sale, which closed in late May.
The Gallatin REALTORS Charitable Foundation has supported numerous community-based initiatives, including the Thrive CAP Mentor Program, the Bozeman Public Library Foundation’s 2020 Children’s Summer Reading Program, the Gallatin Valley Land Trust Summer Trails Program, the Kiwanis Cakes for Kids Pancake Fundraiser, the Bozeman Police Department Child Safety Prevention Education Program, the Gallatin Valley Farm to School and St. Jude Children’s hospital. For more information or to contribute, visit www.gallatinrealtorsfoundation.com.