REEF virtual event raises $6.5K for scholarships
Illinois REALTORS® sang, danced and acted during the Virtual Sip & Sing Fundraiser Thursday afternoon and raised $6,500 for the Illinois Real Estate Educational Foundation (REEF) to fund scholarships.
The karaoke competition included Matt Persicketti of Oak Leaf Realty in Frankfort, the Neaves Family (Ed Neaves and Amanda Wycoff of Berkshire Hathaway Central Illinois REALTORS® in Bloomington and their son, Edwin) and Jenni Beck of RE/MAX Alliance in Collinsville. Persicketti sang “Keep Your Hands to Yourself” by the Georgia Satellites. The Neaves Family sang “Monster Mash” by Bobby Boris Pickett and Jenni Beck sang “Tequila Does” by Miranda Lambert.
Lip-sync performers included Suzanne Miller of Jim Maloof Realty, Inc., in Peoria and Brandon Shaffer of Berkshire Hathaway Central Illinois REALTORS® in Bloomington. Miller imitated Tina Turner singing “Proud Mary” while Shaffer impersonated Elvis Presley singing “Hound Dog.”
2021 President of the REEF Board of Directors Jim Haisler, Illinois REALTORS® President Sue Miller and Fundraising Chair, Shaffer, , served as announcers during the virtual fundraiser, which also included a virtual dance party.
Since the year 2000, REEF has given 1149 scholarships worth $850,650.
(Be sure to click on the photo gallery below for more details on the Virtual Sip & Sing Fundraiser.)