Congratulations to the Good Neighbor honorable mentions. Each will
receive a $2,500 grant, plus a $1,000 Lowe’s gi; card for their charities.
Charlene Brennan, CRS, GRI
Strano & Associates Real Estate, Fairview Heights, Ill.
The Rotary District 6510’s Belizean Children’s Program has benefited from
Brennan’s dedicated service for the past 17 years. She travels to Belize to identify
disabled children who will come to the United States for orthopedic surgery, arranges
patients’ travel, and recruits host families to care for them. While the children are in
the United States, she also coordinates their medical care and physical therapy.
Georgia Butterfield, SRES
Legacy Real Estate & Associates, Fremont, Calif.
For 18 years, Butterfield has led the nonprofit Adopt An Angel, providing holiday
gifts for more than 8,000 children who are living in group homes, shelters, foster
care, or low-income homes. Children make wish lists of three gifts. Butterfield finds
people to buy what’s on the list and recruits volunteers to shop, wrap, tag, and deliver
the gifts during the holiday season.
Geo;rey Lavell, SFR
Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate—Desert Properties, Henderson, Nev.
Lavell devotes hundreds of volunteer hours to the Nevada Childhood Cancer
Foundation. A survivor of childhood cancer, Lavell is co-director of Camp
Cart wheel, a summer overnight camp for children with cancer or other life-threatening diseases and their siblings. He also leads puppet shows that teach
children how to welcome back a child who is re-entering school after a long;illness.
Tierra Antigua Realty, Sierra Vista, Ariz.
Miller is founder and president of Real Wishes Foundation. Since 2006, the
organization has granted home repair wishes for the elderly and disabled. Last
year, Miller sprang into action during wildfires and flooding in Arizona, collecting
$1; million worth of food and clothes, and finding shelter for people who lost
everything. The foundation, supported by the Southeast Arizona Association of
R;;;;;;;®, also distributed $130,000 to those in need.
Kathleen Peck, GRI
All in One Realty Group Inc., Naples, Fla.
Peck cofounded Lighthouse of Collier Inc. in 2009. The organization provides
services to help the blind and visually impaired live as independently as possible.
Legally blind herself, Peck raises funds to provide free summer camp for visually
impaired children, counseling and skills training for adults adjusting to sight loss,
and support for caregivers. ■
Are You a Good Neighbor? Or do you know someone who should
be nominated? Go to
REALTOR.org/gna to nominate someone for the 2013 awards
(deadline: May 20, 2013) or learn how to contribute to current and past winners’ charities.
Big Thanks to Our Sponsors The Good Neighbor Awards wouldn’t be possible without its generous sponsors.Fo r more than 60 years, Lowe’s,
www.lowes.com, a REALTOR Benefits® Partner, has been working with customers to maintain and improve their homes. HouseLogic,
houselogic.com, is a free source of information and tools from NAR that can help consumers make smart and timely decisions about their home.Ph il McGinnis, CCIM, McGinnis Commercial Real Estate, Dover, Del., also contributed.
Thank You, Judges
Joseph L. Canfora, CIPS, GRI,
NAR Housing Opportunity
Mary V. Dykstra, ABR, CRS,
Martin Edwards, CCIM, CIPS,
NAR Past President
Michelle Killi, Lowe’s Senior
JoAnne E. Poole, CRS,
NAR Housing Opportunity
Frank Sibley, NAR Senior
Vice President, Consumer