NAR’s Good Neighbor Awards recognize REALTORS® who make an extraordinary impact on their communities through volunteer work. Winners receive $10,000 grants for their cause and national publicity.

Where Are They Now?

Where Are They Now?

In 2024, NAR’s Good Neighbor Awards celebrates 25 years. There have been 250 honorees making an impact in 43 states, Puerto Rico, and 17 countries across the globe. Read some of their stories and prepare to be awed by how their charitable causes have grown and served millions.

Read their stories

2023 Good Neighbor Award Winners

These volunteer leaders go to great lengths to help people in need. When neighbors need food, shelter, guidance or hope, it’s REALTORS® who came to their aid.

Debbie Arakaki

August 31, 2023
REALTOR® Debbie Arakaki has rallied the real estate community to combat food insecurity in Maui, and now is leading fire relief efforts.

Karen DeMarco

August 31, 2023
REALTOR® Karen DeMarco tackles food insecurity in New Jersey one big idea at a time.

Kasia Maslanka

August 31, 2023
REALTOR® Kasia Maslanka has helped keep 400 tons of new merchandise out of landfills each year by giving nonprofits access to products they need.

Sandra Shank

August 31, 2023
REALTOR® Sandra Shank is transforming the lives of teenage boys in the foster care system—one youth at a time.

Anita & Jay Sherley

August 31, 2023
REALTORS® Anita and Jay Sherley offer life-changing wisdom to help at-risk young adults turn their lives around.

2023 Honorable Mentions & Web Choice Favorites

From hundreds of nominees, five more REALTORS® received Honorable Mentions for their outstanding philanthropic work. Their causes will receive $2,500 grants. Read about them below.

Good Neighbor Awards Media Kit

Do you need information about a Good Neighbor Award winner, or do you want to publicize the Good Neighbor nomination deadline or voting period?

About Volunteering Works

The Volunteering Works program matches REALTORS® who would like to expand their community service outreach with grants and mentorship.
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