Buying a house can mean more than getting the home of your dreams. Homebuyers and sellers can help a child at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California receive life-changing surgery and treatment, thanks to REALTORS® Who Shrine.
Officially launched on January 21, 2019, REALTORS® Who Shrine enables Realtors throughout California to donate 25 percent of their commission to Shriners Hospitals for Children, supporting the hospital in its mission to provide critical care to kids with critical needs.
The new program is the brainchild of Kathi Jobson and Michael Ashker, a husband and wife team with experience in real estate, business and finance.
“We wanted to involve the community and give back to Shriners Hospitals for Children,” said Kathi Jobson, a 20-year veteran of the real estate industry.
Her husband, Michael Ashker, added, “We brainstormed how we could create a business model focused on developing a recurring donation engine. We came up with the idea for REALTORS® Who Shrine and dedicating 25 percent of the agent’s commission back to Shriners Hospitals for Children. The best part of this business model is that it doesn’t cost the client any additional money and everyone wins in the arrangement.”
Jobson, who serves homebuyers and sellers throughout the greater Sacramento region, holds the Lifetime Top Achiever designation through the El Dorado County Association of Realtors. In addition to representing individual homeowners, Jobson has worked with developers of Greenstone Country and other housing communities. Most importantly, she brings her personal passion and attention for detail to her real estate business.
Ashker began his career in the investment industry serving in various roles with securities firms and went on to become founder and CEO of several institutionally backed companies. Most recently, he became the managing partner of a wealth management firm called SkyOak Wealth.
Together, the husband and wife team, are working to give back to the communities where they live and work by encouraging their professional colleagues to participate in REALTORS® Who Shrine, a program in which proceeds benefit Northern California’s premier pediatric specialty hospital.
“Donations matter, because every dollar that we get from a donor is used in what we do for kids. It is a direct link,” said Alan Anderson, Director of Development for Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California. “A kind, generous and engaged community is the heart and soul of Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California, where each patient’s path to success is fueled by donations and driven by excellence in treatment, teaching and research.”
If you are buying or selling a home and would like to benefit kids at Shriners Hospitals for Children, please visit the REALTORS® Who Shrine website to be paired with a real estate agent who can help you participate in the program.
About Shriners Hospitals for Children
Shriners Hospitals for Children is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. Located at 2425 Stockton Boulevard in Sacramento, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California is a regional pediatric medical center providing care to children with orthopaedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, burns, cleft lip, scars from any cause, gastro-intestinal diseases, ano-rectal disorders, chest wall malformations and other complex surgical needs. Admission is based on age and diagnosis. Care is provided regardless of the families’ ability to pay. Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies on the generosity of donors. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. For further information call (916) 453-2000 or visit here.