Marin Realtors Support Public Schools Countywide

Since establishing a partnership with Marin Association of REALTORS®  in 2018, SchoolsRule-Marin has received more than $60,000 in total contributions from Marin realtors, monies directly impacting every public student in the county. “These critical funds support vital programs in the areas of literacy, the arts, technology and health,” says Trisha Garlock, SchoolsRule board president. “The generosity of our realtor partners has made a significant difference in the lives of each of the 36,044 public school students countywide who benefit from these programs.”

“Our realtors want to give back to the community that they represent,” Romeo Arrieta, Marin REALTORS® chief executive officer, adds. “By supporting SchoolsRule, they are making an investment in the public schools, which are integral to the appeal of Marin, and they are also demonstrating their commitment to our kids, our larger community and our future.”  

SchoolsRule is very appreciative of the continued support of Marin’s realtor community and to the following Sponsor Level Realtor Partners, whose collective generosity is helping to ensure all students, in all of Marin’s public schools, have access to the very best educational opportunities and high-quality programs, regardless of current circumstances or ZIP code:


Mary Thomson, Sarah Wagner Rayburn, Victoria George, Michelle Reynolds, Diane Wagner



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With more than 50 years of collective experience, we are a dynamic, collaborative team ranking in the top 1 percent of Marin realtors for over a decade. We provide honest, relevant and valuable advice to our clients and are dedicated to delivering unparalleled results. As proud residents of Marin County, we believe in building communities near and far and have been longtime supporters of SchoolsRule, Compass Cares, Home for a Home, Kiddo!, SF–Marin Food Bank, Mill Valley Public Library, buildON, Tam High Foundation and Realtors for the Redwoods.



Katie Beacock, Owner



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Katie Beacock has been an owner of Seadrift Realty in Stinson Beach since 1974, when she and her husband established the company. Vacation rentals and sales have been the focus, and now daughters Betsy Wood and Ashley Bird are taking the lead with the younger clientele. Past president of Marin Realtors and a longtime director of California Association of Realtors, Katie is also a past president of Zero Breast Cancer, finance chair of Point Blue and a longtime member of Hospice by the Bay’s board of directors. A native of Mill Valley, she says, “schools have always been a priority for me as they were  for my mother before me!  SchoolsRule is a champion for all children.”


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Bill Smith, Ann Aylwin 



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Bill Smith and Ann Aylwin are among the top one-half percent of real estate agents nationwide. Their years of experience in Marin County have resulted in record high sales and countless awards. They have lived in Marin for decades, and they credit their success to their deep area knowledge and special love for their community.

Bill and Ann have degrees in accounting and finance and backgrounds in commercial real estate development, international operations, marketing and sales. Working alongside the two of them are licensed associate Louca Bornemann, transactions coordinator Beth Mullen, and Compass’ marketing and information technology specialists, who provide the team with an unparalleled edge in today’s market.

Bill and Ann believe strongly in giving back to their community. Bill has served as mayor of Belvedere, commodore of the San Francisco Yacht Club, chair of the Belvedere Tiburon Library Agency, president of 10,000 Degrees (formerly Marin Education Fund) and co-founder and president of the Belvedere Community Foundation. Ann has been chair of the Belvedere Tiburon Library Agency and vice president of the Belvedere Tiburon Library Foundation and served on the boards of the Belvedere Community Foundation, the Foundation for Reed Schools and the Belvedere Hawthorne Nursery School.

The Smith + Aylwin team is proud to support SchoolsRule and happy to provide assistance in all real estate matters.




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Kathleen’s 21 years in real sstate has always been in the top 1% of productivity. Fundamental to her success is her attention and sincere commitment to her clients and her tenacity in negotiating the best deals.

Kathleen was born in San Francisco, graduated from UC Berkeley, and lives in Mill Valley with her husband (the executive director of Mill Valley’s Kiddo Foundation). They are the proud parents of two children, educated in Mill Valley’s public schools. Kathleen’s many years in the Bay Area and her very active involvement in the community have afforded her an extensive network—a critical component to a successful real estate agent. She is involved in the Kiddo Foundation, as well as the Tam High Foundation, 10,000 Degrees, Adopt a Family and SchoolsRule.