April 2016 Missouri Realtors® Member Spotlight

Heart of Missouri Board of Realtors

                                                                          James Dye

 Missouri REALTORS® serve their community in so many ways. From serving on boards to creating organizations, the philanthropic efforts of our REALTORS® are inspiring. Our Member Spotlight series highlights these efforts and introduces some of our wonderful members.

This month, we are shining the Member Spotlight on James Dye.

 In 1986, James Dye. REALTOR® at Century 21 Peak. Dye &Associates. Inc. in Mexico, MO, was appointed by Gov. John Ashcroft to the Missouri State Cancer Commission. The commission served as the governing board of Ellis Fischel Cancer Hospital. Then in 1990, the ownership of the board was transferred to the University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics. During this transition, Dye was asked to stay on the advisory board and serve as president. He understands the impact cancer can have on individuals and their families as both of his parents passed away after battling cancer. Dye has remained active on the board and been involved in many projects for the past 29 years.

 He has served as president of the advisory board three times and co-chaired the Wyatt

Guest House Fundraising Committee. The Wyatt Guest House is a friendly place for patients and their families to stay after treatment. Along with this, Dye co-sponsors the mobile mammogram vehicle, which travels around the state to rural areas, providing mammograms to women who may not have the opportunity otherwise. In the past year, he volunteered more than 50 hours and has donated several thousands of dollars throughout his time with the organization. Dye understands the effects cancer can have on an individual and their family, and enjoys supporting the mission of Ellis Fischel.

 Ellis Fischel Cancer Center works to improve the quality of life for thousands of people and provide the latest cancer treatment in Mid-Missouri. The center provides patients with a variety of resources, including open communication with medical teams, financial assistance for those in need and constant support. The Ellis Fischel Cancer Center is part of the University of Missouri Health Care system.

Dye was a 2015 Missouri REALTORS® Good Neighbor Award nominee.

If you are an active member within your community or know a REALTOR® who is, please let us know. We would love to shine our Missouri REALTORS® Spotlight on you!