2021 Bon Voisin Award Winners
2021 Good Neighbor Award winners (left to right): Bob Bell, Sydney Ealy, Christina Sauger, Brent Gieseke and Kibe Lucas. Web Choice 2021 Favorites (left to right): Brent Gieseke, Raymond Siddell, Denny Moore and Linda Ellsworth-Moore.
Washington, Oct. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – For 22 years, the Good Neighbor Awards have honored real estate agents® who have an extraordinary impact on their communities through their volunteer work. The five people named as the National Association of Realtors of this year® Good Neighbor Award winners serve as an example of how real estate agents® make their community a better place to live, work and raise a family.
The 2021 Bon Voisin Prize winners are as follows:
Bob bell, Mile Hi Property, Denver, Colorado, for Food for Thought Denver
Sydney Ealy, Brooks & Davis Real Estate, Houston, Texas, for TWST4girls
Brent Gieseke, Exit Realty Professionals, Kansas City, Missouri, for Agape Pamoja Inc.
Kibe lucas, KW The Kibe Lucas team, Wasilla, Alaska, for The place of children
Christina sauger, Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc., Clearwater, Florida, for The port dish
“Once again, we have a remarkable class of winners from across the country,” said NAR chairman Charlie Oppler, a real estate agent.® of Franklin Lakes, NJ, and the CEO of Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty. “Like these real estate agents® demonstrate every day that one person can make a huge positive impact on a community by volunteering. I am very proud to honor this year’s Bon Voisin Award winners for making a difference in so many lives.
Each of the five winners – selected through a multi-step, criteria-based judging process – will receive a $ 10,000 grant for their charity and will be featured in the Fall 2021 issue of REALTOR® Magazine. They will also be presented with crystal trophies on Saturday, November 13, during the REALTORS 2021.® Conference and exhibition in San Diego.
Learn more about each winner:
Bob bell, Mile Hi Property, Denver, Colorado.
Every Friday before dawn, Bell and hundreds of volunteers come together to prepare and deliver weekend meals to 10,000 at-risk school children in 72 Denver-area schools. In nine years, Bell has become Food for thought in a power plant, with 497,205 backpacks of food – the equivalent of nearly 4 million meals – delivered to date.
Sydney Ealy, Brooks & Davis Real Estate, Houston, Texas
Ealy founded TWST4girls in 2014. The non-profit organization works to help at-risk teenage girls build their self-esteem, discover potential career paths, learn valuable life skills and organize meetings regular individual sessions with adult mentors.
Brent Gieseke, Exit Realty Professionals, Kansas City, Mo.
Gieseke wears many hats as a volunteer serving the needs of refugee families through the non-profit organization Agape Pamoja. Since 2018, he has helped acquire and renovate 24 homes, which he calls “Blessing Houses,” across Kansas City. He also runs a leadership training group that helps teens develop professional and life skills.
Kibe lucas, KW The Kibe Lucas Team, Wasilla, Alaska
For 20 years, Lucas has been a passionate administrator of The place of children, a non-profit organization that brings hope to children and families affected by child abuse. Lucas used his real estate background to secure land for a state-of-the-art corporate headquarters, for which he also raised half a million dollars and recruited countless supporters who, to date, have helped 4,000 children in his community.
Christina sauger, Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc., Clearwater, Florida.
Sauger founded The port dish, a non-profit organization that provides healthy meals and emotional support to all members of its community, regardless of their ability to pay. The mobile program facilitates large-scale community dinners organized under an all-you-can-eat model, while delivering hot meals to the elderly and homebound, foster children, survivors of domestic violence and to other people in need.
In addition to the winners, five real estate agents® were recognized as honorable mentions of the Good Neighbor Award and will each receive a scholarship of $ 2,500:
Dawn Mr. Adams, The Palmetto Real Estate Company, Aiken, SC, for Coalition for the Abolition of Slavery
Sharon Chambers-Gordon, Windermere Professional Partners, Tacoma, Washington, for Raising girls
Chris Cockerham, FC Tucker / Bloomington REAL ESTATE AGENT®, Bloomington, Indiana, for New hope for families
Denny and Linda Ellsworth Moore, Coldwell Banker Hubbell BriarWood-Delta, Lansing, Michigan, for Child and family charities
Raymond Siddell, Keller Williams Legacy Group, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for Together we realize
Finally, the public was invited to vote for their favorite among the 10 finalists. The following real estate agents® were crowned this year’s Web Choice Favorites:
Brent Gieseke, who will receive an additional donation of $ 2,500 for Agape Pamoja
Raymond Siddell, who will receive an additional $ 1,250 for Together we realize
Denny Moore and Linda Ellsworth Moore, who will receive an additional $ 1,250 for Child and family charities
NAR’s Good Neighbor Awards program is supported by main sponsor realtor.com®, with Chase and the Center for REALTOR® Development.
“The Good Neighbor Awards reflect our shared commitment to hard work and giving back to our communities,” said realtor.com® Marketing Director Mickey Neuberger. “It is an honor to recognize these real estate agents® for their exceptional efforts, which represent the spirit of generosity and goodwill which is at the heart of the real estate community.
The nominees were judged on their personal contribution in time as well as on their financial and material contributions to the benefit of their cause. To be eligible, applicants must be NAR members in good standing. The Bon Voisin Prizes have been awarded every year since 2000. Almost $ 1.4 million in grants were awarded to 220 Realtor®-directed charities. More information on the winners of the Good Neighbor Awards is available at https://www.nar.realtor/good-neygiène-awards.
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