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.
GEORGE DEMCHAK [Kissinger Bigatel & Brower, REALTORS®, State College, Pa.] Demchak
saved the struggling, 120-year-old Howard Volunteer Fire Company by launching a
fall festival featuring a Punkin Chunkin’ contest in which pumpkins are catapulted
into a lake. Festival proceeds provided one-third of the station’s annual budget last
GEORGE S. LUCAS CRS, GRI [RE/MAX, Harbor Country, Union Pier, Mich.] Lucas
is board president of Chikaming Open Lands, which preserves open space
in Berrien County, Mich., including the Lake Michigan shoreline. Through his
leadership, Chikaming Open Lands has grown from a small volunteer organization
to a sophisticated land trust that protects 1,575 acres of natural resources.
I D A M . P E T K U S ABR [Keller Williams, Medford, N. J.] Petkus is cofounder and
executive director of the Domestic Violence Advocacy Center, which provides
support groups, overnight emergency stays, educational workshops, and other
confidential services to help men and women experiencing domestic violence.
DONA REYNOLDS CRS, GRI, SFR [Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Stein & Summers Real
Estate, St. Joseph, Mo.] Reynolds founded the Mark Reynolds Memorial Bike Fund
to honor her son, who was killed by a mountain lion while mountain biking in
California. Since 2004, she has raised $200,000 and donated more than 1,500
bikes and helmets to underprivileged children.
STEPHEN L. SEIDL CCIM, CRB, SIOR [Seidl & Associates, a division of Shore West, REALTORS®,
Green Bay, Wis.] Seidl is board president of Miracle League of Green Bay, an adaptive
baseball field for children with special needs. Seidl led a fundraising campaign
that raised more than $750,000 to build and maintain the field, stands, and
concessions and add an adaptive playground. The e;orts enable children with
disabilities to participate in a real baseball experience.
Liberty Mutual Insurance
nar) is the primary sponsor of
REALTOR® Magazine’s Good
Neighbor Awards. Liberty Mutual
has been a REALTOR Benefits®
Partner for more than a decade,
serving as NAR’s exclusive partner
for auto, home, and renters
insurance. Liberty Mutual is
one of the world’s leading and
most trusted insurance carriers.
For more than 100 years, its
mission has been to provide
comprehensive, quality insurance
products that help its customers
live safer, more secure lives.
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Our Judges Loretta J. Alonzo, CRB,
GRI, NAR Housing Opportunities
chair; Bill E. Brown, NAR first vice
president; Russ Cofano, Move Inc.
former senior vice president,
representing realtor.com; Martin
Edwards, ALC, CCIM, NAR past
president; Frank Gagliano, Liberty
Mutual Insurance vice president
& manager, partner distribution;
Christine Hansen, CIPS, CRB, GRI,
NAR Member Communications
Committee chair; Mike McGrew,
CRB, CRS, MRP, NAR treasurer;
Ronald L. Phipps, ABR, CIPS, CRS,
e-PRO, GREEN, GRI, SFR, NAR past
president; Thomas F. Salomone,
NAR president-elect; Stephanie
Singer, NAR senior vice president;
Lawrence Yun, NAR chief
ARE YOU A GOOD NEIGHBOR? Or do you know someone who should be
nominated? Go to REALTOR.org/gna to nominate someone for the 2016 awards (deadline for
entries: May 13, 2016) or to learn how to contribute to current and past winners’ charities.