5 REALTORS® Receive Funds, Mentorship for Charitable Efforts
May 9, 2018
The National Association of REALTORS®’ Good Neighbor Society announced the recipients of this year’s Volunteering Works grants and mentoring program Wednesday. The program matches NAR members who are looking to bootstrap small-scale charitable efforts with the help of experienced mentors and funding.
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The five Volunteering Works recipients will receive a $1,000 seed grant and a year of one-on-one mentoring from a past recipient of NAR’s Good Neighbor Awards, a program that recognizes REALTORS® for extraordinary volunteer service.
The idea behind the Volunteering Works program, which is celebrating its 10th year, is to help real estate pros build on the successes of their charitable efforts early on and help to grow nascent groups into more effective organizations. “This year’s recipients are true examples of committed individuals who recognize needs in their community and have the drive to make a real difference,” says NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall. “Working with Good Neighbors as mentors will create more opportunities to pursue and grow their cause for years to come, and NAR is proud to support those volunteers by offering mentoring, guidance, and funding."
The 2018 recipients of Volunteering Works grants and mentoring services are:
As a 2017 Volunteering Works mentoring recipient and founder of Community Miracle Makeover, Vickie Lobo of RE/MAX Champions of Upland, Calif., can attest to the difference a year of support from the program can offer a fledgling organization: “My mentee advised me on how to get my nonprofit up and running and shared insight on how I can get even more involved in my community.”
The 2018 Volunteering Works program is sponsored by Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. “Wells Fargo is delighted to team up with NAR to recognize the volunteerism and leadership of REALTORS® who make a meaningful difference in their communities,” said Martin Sundquist, executive director of the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation. “They create opportunities to accelerate the impact local nonprofits can make.”
Updated: August 17, 2018