Sara Geimer is the manager of REALTOR® Magazine's Good Neighbor Awards and a former senior editor with the magazine.
With Caring Hands
Meet five REALTORS® who champion causes that turn lives around.
November 2, 2013
Accept the status quo? Not these five REALTORS®.
While juggling everyday pressures of work and family, they remain committed to the notion that one person can make a difference in the lives of others. They are the five winners of the 2013 Good Neighbor Awards. Over the past year, they volunteered a combined 9,000 hours and raised millions of dollars. Their common passion is making the world a better place—one good deed at a time. We proudly introduce you to the 2013 Good Neighbors:
Kenneth Davis mentors youth here and in the Bahamas.
Bernice Helman brings hope to needy families in her town.
Tina McDonough walks the walk for cancer survivors.
Joel Pratt helps find life-saving organ donors.
Kristina Rhodes makes wishes come true for sick children.
About the Program
REALTOR® Magazine’s Good Neighbor Awards, now in its 14th year, recognizes REALTORS® who have made an extraordinary impact on others through volunteerism. Winners will be honored on Nov. 9 during the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in San Francisco.
Their charitable organizations will each receive a $10,000 grant. These five honorable mentions will each receive $2,500 for their cause. Nominations will be accepted through May 16, 2014, for the 2014 Good Neighbor Awards.
The Good Neighbor Awards is proud to welcome Liberty Mutual Insurance as the 2013 and 2014 primary sponsor of the program now in its 14th year. 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. Learn more.
- Bill Armstrong, GRI, NAR Treasurer
- Steve Brown, ABR, CIPS, CRS, SRES, NAR President-elect
- Martin Edwards, NAR Past President
- Margaret J. Hudson, ABR, NAR Housing Opportunity Chair
- Pamela Geurds Kabati, NAR Senior Vice President, Communications
- D. Gary Rogers, CRS, NAR Member Communications Committee Chair
- Leslie Rouda Smith, ABR, CRB, CRS, PMN, e-PRO, NAR Vice President, Committee Liaison