PBN: Five Questions With: Philip Tedesco

By Mary MacDonald - November 1, 2018 4:30 am

Philip Tedesco, CEO of the Rhode Island Association of Realtors and State-Wide MLS, is also executive director of the nonprofit Realtor Foundation: Rhode Island.

He previously was the CEO for the Tucson Association of Realtors and TAR Multiple Listing Service in Arizona, and the CEO for the San Mateo County Association of Realtors and the Santa Cruz Association of Realtors in California.

He earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Colorado State University in marketing and communications and completed the Duke University certificate in nonprofit management.

In a recent interview, Tedesco discussed the history and activities of the nonprofit Realtor Foundation: Rhode Island. It has a deadline in November for new grant applications. Visit the website at www.realtorfoundationri.org.

PBN: What is the Realtor Foundation: Rhode Island?

TEDESCO: The foundation is a 501(c)(3) arm [of the Rhode Island Association of Realtors]. The foundation … provides resources to help enrich communities by offering financial and other forms of assistance. What happened was … they originally set it up … to [help those affected by] flooding in [2010]. … Its original purpose didn't have the 'enriching communities' piece. It was just for those affected by personal or natural disaster. We were finding it was hard to proactively go out to the community with just that mission, because it was more reactive when it was created. We adapted and revised the statement of purpose to include 'enriching communities.' ”

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