The Good Neighbor Awards recognize REALTORSŪ who've made an extraordinary commitment to improving the quality of life in their communities through volunteer work. Five winners will receive $10,000 grants for their cause. The 2009 deadline will be May 22.
In memoriam: 2006 Good Neighbor Lolita Junk A long-time real estate professional and 2006 Good Neighbor Award winner has died, but her impact on her southern Illinois community will remain for years to come. Lolita Junk, a 45-year real estate veteran from Galesburg, Illinois, died Sunday, March 9. She was 81.
7 Surprising Reasons You Should Volunteer Inspired by the Good Neighbor winners, but think you don't have time or energy to volunteer? Read how real estate practitioners have used volunteer work to grow their financial expertise, get free publicity, and even live richer, happier lives.
In Memoriam: Linda Norton, 2002 Good Neighbor Winner Longtime real estate practitioner Linda Norton passed away on Sept. 22 after a three-year battle with cancer. Norton, 57, was well-known in her Northern Colorado community as a passionate advocate for affordable housing.
Search the Good Neighbor Database Looking for ideas on how to make a difference in your community? Search our database of Good Neighbor Award recipients and honorable mentions. Since we started in 2000 we've recognized 70 extraordinary people who are making the world a better place.
Oral Lee Brown Appears on TODAY Show 2000 Good Neighbor Award winner Oral Lee Brown was in the spotlight again on Wednesday, May 31. During its goodbye tribute to Katie Couric, the “Today” show recalled Couric's interview with Brown as part of a look back at six “ordinary people with extraordinary courage.”
Inspired to Volunteer? The Good Neighbor Tool Kit offers guidance on becoming more involved in your community. Topics include how to make time for volunteering, how to choose a charity, and if you're already an active volunteer leader, how to run your organization better.
Good Neighbor Reunion Past winners of our annual Good Neighbors Awards program are still making an enormous impact on their communities. Since winning the award in 2000 for her work with the American Red Cross, Jill Rich, has become the surrogate mom to 54 men who fled the civil war in Sudan. Read her inspiring story and more.