DeLisa "Dee" Rose is broker/owner of RE/MAX Ambassadors in Richardson, Texas. She has 15-plus years of experience in real estate, and is a certified instructor by the Texas Real Estate Commission.
In an answer to a call-out by Oprah Winfrey, Rose donated $20,000 to Minnie's Food Pantry, a 100-percent community-funded local pantry, this year. Through a corporate donor, Rose was also able to pledge another $30,000, bringing the contribution to $50,000 in total.
In addition to donating funds, Rose, along with a developer, committed to restoring Cheryl "Action" Jackson's family home, which is expected to become another pantry. Minnie's Food Pantry was founded by Jackson.
"I got involved with Minnie's because I know the difference passionate organizations like Minnie's make in the lives of others," said Rose. "Minnie's is exceptional and sincere, and no charitable organization should ever struggle while simply trying to ensure all people have food, housing and safety."
Minnie's Food Pantry is not the only organization Rose supports. She has been actively involved with Habitat for Humanity, Meals On Wheels, Volunteers of North Texas, and others. She and husband Tony are the founders of an adoption agency for children to find homes, and she is also a 501(c)(3) affordable housing developer, approved by the City of Dallas in 2016.