Beginning today, REALTOR® Magazine is seeking nominations for the 2015 Good Neighbor Awards. The awards—now entering their 17th year—recognize members of the The National Association of REALTORS® who dedicate themselves to volunteer service.
Five winners will be announced in the November/December 2015 issue of REALTOR® Magazine. Each winner will be recognized at the 2015 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in San Diego and will receive a $10,000 grant for his or her charity. Winners also receive travel expenses to the conference and considerable national and local media exposure for their cause. In addition to the winners, five honorable mentions will each receive a $2,500 grant.
View profiles and videos frompast Good Neighbor Award winners.
“The Good Neighbor Awards remind us that REALTORS® build communities in many different ways,” National Association of REALTORS® President Chris Polychron, executive broker of 1st Choice Realty in Hot Springs, Ark., said in a statement. “I’m proud of the positive effect the more than 150 Good Neighbor Award winners have had on those in need for the past 16 years.”
Previous Good Neighbor Award winners say their charities benefited from the media exposure that resulted from winning the Good Neighbor Award, as well as the $10,000 grant. “The Good Neighbor Award brought Gift of Life more awareness in the local community, and more importantly at a national level,” said 2014 Good Neighbor Award winner Ed Pompeian, who won for founding the Gift of Life Transplant Home, which provides affordable housing to transplant patients undergoing treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. “REALTOR® support was fantastic. REALTORS® from all over the country took the time to send me personal letters.”
Good Neighbor Award entries must be received by Friday, May 15, 2015. Nominees will be judged on their personal impact on the community through volunteer work. To be eligible, nominees must be NAR members in good standing. For more details and a nomination form, see our nomination page.
Source: “REALTOR® Magazine Seeks Nominations for 2015 Good Neighbor Volunteer Awards,” NAR (Feb. 18, 2015)