Congratulations to the five Good Neighbor honorable
mentions, who each will receive a $2,500 grant for their
charities. Read their full profiles at realtor.org/gna.
JILL DOVER Sherwood Realty, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Dover is president of Senior Sing A-Long, which enriches the lives of seniors
in care facilities through free concerts, music therapy, and customized playlists.
Dover coordinates 150 performances a month for 8,000 seniors in eight
counties. She serves 67 long-term care facilities, veterans’ homes, and
rehab facilities. seniorsingalong.org
GAIL DOXIE RE/MAX Realty Group, Fort Myers, Fla.
In 2007, Doxie founded the Miles of Smiles Foundation, which o;ers equine-assisted therapy for veterans su;ering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Doxie,
who holds a master’s degree in mental health counseling, helps veterans rebuild
trust and confidence through their work with horses. milesranch.org
ROBERT J. FITZSIMMONS Gateway Arms Realty Corp., Staten Island, N. Y.
Since 1981, Fitzsimmons has been a tireless volunteer for the Seamen’s Society
for Children and Families, which finds foster homes for at least 300 New York City
youths each year and o;ers a range of related education programs. Fitzsimmons
oversees the organization’s annual calendar drive, a fundraiser that has raised
almost $500,000 over the past 33 years. seamenssociety.org
DOROTHY (DOTTIE) GOKEY Gokey Real Estate, Clinton, N. Y.
Gokey is president of The Business Training Institute, which provides educational
and support services to high-risk children and families in Utica, N. Y., including new
immigrants and refugees. Gokey launched a series of family workshops to address
such issues as bullying and dropout prevention.
BETH SMOOT Fonville Morisey, Raleigh, N.C.
Smoot and her business partner saw a need for a ”food pantry for furniture” and
put their staging expertise and business acumen to work. Since creating The Green
Chair Project in 2010, they have furnished 624 households for people in need,
including those transitioning from homelessness or incarceration, and diverted 577
tons of furnishings from landfills. thegreenchair.org
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Our Judges Kimberly A. Allard-Moccia, AHWD, e-PRO, GREEN,
GRI, NAR Member Communications Committee chair; Martin
Edwards, ALC, CCIM, NAR past
president; Patti E. Lawton,
CRS, e-PRO, GRI, SFR, SRES, NAR
Housing Opportunity Committee
chair; Robert Maloney, senior vice
Liberty Mutual Insurance; Michael C. McGrew, CRB, CRS, NAR
treasurer; Barbara O’Connor,
former chief marketing o;cer,
Move Inc.; Beth L. Peerce, NAR
vice president; Chris Polychron,
CRS, GRI, NAR president-elect