When you’re running a business, it’s easy to stay focused on profit and growth. However, if you really want to make a difference and become a valued member of your community, you need to have a caring and caring attitude towards others. Here are some of the real estate journalists at RISMedia who understand the importance of generosity.
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In 2021, Gieseke volunteered with Agape Pamoja, a nonprofit that serves the needs of refugees from war-torn countries residing in Kansas City. He has spent more than 2,700 hours in service to the organization, helping refugees acquire and renovate four residential properties and a 6,500 square foot refugee events center.
Carrie Greco Lukins
& Preston Smith
Sellstate Alliance Realty
Greco Lukins and Smith led a crusade to help veterans on two fronts last year. Their charity, 719 Heroes, gave $1.7 million in 2021 in charitable contributions and direct support to military veterans, first responders and other local heroes who risked their safety during the year. They have also partnered with the Mount Carmel Veterans Service Center to help end veteran homelessness.
Taylor serves on the board of South Suburban PADS, a Chicago Southland homeless advocacy organization. Responsible for more than just watchdog work, Taylor volunteers to feed and comfort the most vulnerable and needy members of her community. In 2021, Taylor helped plan, pack or serve meals to over 40 people on average per day in addition to helping over 190 transition into permanent housing.
Sharon Chambers Gordon
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Windermere Real Estate – Tacoma Professional Partners
Chambers-Gordon runs the nonprofit Raising Girls, which raised more than $125,000 in 2021 to purchase hygiene products to fill more than 5,000 care bags for children and families in need. . His organization has also partnered with Tacoma Public Schools to distribute basic necessities to low-income children. His efforts earned him a 2021 NAR Good Neighbor Award.
Chief Broker/Sales Manager
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England, New York & Hudson Valley Properties
In 2021, Diloreto and his team raised over $72,000 for the Sunshine Kids, an organization dedicated to helping children with cancer. They have also volunteered several times for Habitat for Humanity, held a diaper drive for area shelters, and hosted a food drive for St. Isaac Jogues Food Pantry in East Hartford, Connecticut.
Visit www.rismedia.com/2022-newsmakers to learn more about this year’s 300+ real estate journalists.