Community Support

Giving Back to the Community

A key component of our mission is to provide real estate professionals with the tools they need to grow their businesses, and in turn, build their communities and the economy.  As a company, we work closely in the communities we serve, and strive to model our mission by using our business as a means to bring about greater good.

Below are some examples of how we do this:

Memberships

We are an affiliate member of local REALTOR® boards, including Greater Tampa REALTORS® and the Pinellas REALTOR® Association.  We are also a member of the Christian Chamber of Commerce of Tampa Bay and the Florida Suncoast Chapter of the Association for Talent Development.

Sponsorships

We proudly sponsor events for charitable organizations, especially organizations focused on economic empowerment, financial literacy, self-sufficiency, and affordable housing.

Charity Support

We provide support to the following charities:

  • Headquartered in the Orlando Area, Creating Jobs, Inc., mentors and trains entrepreneurs in Central Florida, Haiti, Honduras and Mexico, with the goal to build up small and medium-sized businesses to create jobs, reduce unemployment, and transform communities from within.
  • Metropolitan Ministries offers a variety of programs to serve the needs of homeless and impoverished families in the Tampa Bay Area (including Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, and Polk counties). The organization provides shelter, food, job and life skill training, transitional housing, education and childcare, with an ultimate goal to lead clients to self-sufficiency.

Social Investing

We invest our reserves in value-based funds, that in turn invest in companies that operate ethically and sustainably.

Non-profit Discounts

We try to find synergies with organizations focused on economic empowerment, financial literacy, and affordable housing.  Email us if you are a non-profit leader who would like to discuss how we can collaborate

Chris Lumia
President
Sawgrass Real Estate Academy

Phone:813-444-6102
Email: chris.lumia@sawgrassacademy.com

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 14205
Clearwater, FL 33766

The Sawgrass Real Estate Academy offers Florida real estate pre-license, post-license, exam preparation, continuing education, and professional development courses fully online.  We also partner with real estate brokers, affiliates, and REALTOR® boards to offer courses and trainings on site at their offices.