Three New Jersey Realtors to Be Recognized for Outstanding Community Service
Receive Good Neighbor Awards and Donations to their Charity of Choice
Atlantic City, N.J. – December 02, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Three deserving Realtors will receive the 2015 New Jersey Realtors Good Neighbor Awards during a ceremony on December 8 at the Triple Play Realtor Convention & Trade Expo in Atlantic City. The New Jersey Realtors Good Neighbor Awards recognize individuals who have made extraordinary commitments to community service programs throughout the state.
First place will be awarded to David C. Forward, ABR, GRI, of Keller Williams in Medford. A member of the Burlington Camden County Association of Realtors, Forward has been a strong supporter of the Rotary Club’s global campaign to eradicate polio, PolioPlus, for more than 30 years. After becoming the district chairman of the first PolioPlus campaign in 1984, he went on to organize immunization teams that have provided thousands of children with the polio vaccine. Now the District Governor for District 7500 in New Jersey, Forward continues to raise funds and awareness for PolioPlus. The Rotary Foundation will receive $2,500 on his behalf.
Second place was awarded to Don Doll, GRI, of Jesse Real Estate in Ocean City. A member of the Ocean City Board of Realtors, Doll has more than 30 years of service with the Ocean City Exchange Club, a local nonprofit dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. The Ocean City Exchange Club also awards scholarships to graduating seniors of Ocean City High School. The service organization will receive a $1,500 donation in Doll’s name.
Finally, third place will be awarded to Dave Lewis of Coldwell Banker Preferred in Moorestown. A member of the Burlington Camden County Association of Realtors, Lewis is an active Board of Trustees member for The Tender, a local nonprofit serving Burlington and Camden counties with three programs: a day center for those with Alzheimer’s, a support group for caregivers, and a transportation program that provides rides for frail, homebound seniors. The Tender will receive a $1,000 donation in Lewis’ name.
“Finding the time to dedicate to necessary, deserving charities, while still maintaining their real estate business at such a high level is a rare find,” said 2015 New Jersey Realtors President Eugenia K. Bonilla. “We are happy to recognize these outstanding members for their incredible enthusiasm for the well-being of their communities.”
Founded in 1917, New Jersey Realtors, the voice of real estate for New Jersey, is a non-profit organization serving the professional needs of more than 45,000 Realtor and Realtor-Associate members engaged in all facets of the real estate business. In addition to serving the professional needs of its members, NJ Realtors is dedicated to enhancing the ability of its members to conduct their business successfully while maintaining the preservation of private property rights. Realtor is a registered collective membership mark, which may be used only by real estate professionals who subscribe to the Realtor organization’s strict Code of Ethics and are members of the national, state and local Realtor organizations. For more information, visit njrealtor.com.
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