After the past year, we all need to celebrate positivity. Virginia REALTORS® was excited to add the Good Neighbor Award to our list of member accolades in 2020, and we are over the moon to add more people to this distinguished group.

This award recognizes REALTOR® members who make a positive impact on their community. Take just a few short minutes to nominate someone you know! The application window closes on July 9th. In honor of each awardee, $500 will be gifted to the organization through which each of these REALTORS® volunteers their time and talents. Recipients will be recognized at the 2021 Awards & Installation Banquet that is part of Centennial 2021 

Last year, five REALTORS® from throughout the commonwealth took home this honor. Read more about them now to help spark inspiration about who YOU can nominate now.  

SARAH MOORMAN, Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS® 

For the past two years, Sarah has been volunteering her time with Generosity Feeds, an initiative of the Replenish Community Foundation, working to feed hungry children in every county across America so that all children may have the opportunity to thrive. In 2019, she led a volunteer event attended by nearly 400 people. Under Sarah’s leadership, the group created 20,000 meals, which were distributed directly to children living with food insecurity in the Fairfax County Public School system.  

JIM NAPIER, Richmond Association of REALTORS®

Jim volunteers with the Massey Cancer Center at Virginia Commonwealth University. The mission of the center is to improve quality of life through the prevention, control, and cure of cancer. Jim has devoted his time to the Massey Cancer Center for the past 19 years. He has spent much of that time encouraging fellow REALTORS® on his team to give as well, and together, his team has raised over $300,000 for Massey. For the past 13 years, funds have benefitted the center’s Pediatric Cancer Research program. 

LINDA WOLF, Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS®

Linda donates much of her time volunteering for Mission M-4, an organization that works in partnership with the Walter Reed Society. Mission M-4 is committed to serving military families by improving the medical technology made available to them to help diagnose critical illnesses through MRIs. Linda’s past efforts have included fundraising to acquire an MRI machine that can play movies for Walter Reed Hospital… making the MRI experience far less stressful for patients, both children and adults alike. 

CHIP TAYLOR, Fredericksburg Area Association of REALTORS®

Chip is well known for his philanthropic work. One organization he works with closely is Fredericksburg Virginia Main Street, his local chapter of the Main Street America program. Chip exhibits his pride in downtown Fredericksburg every day. He picks up litter during his daily walks, and this year, he has organized numerous clean-up projects, which have been dubbed “Love Scrubs,” in which volunteers clean and spruce up downtown areas. With Main Street, Chip volunteers to help preserve Fredericksburg’s rich history and culture while encouraging a thriving economic future. 

PATRICIA “TRISH” SNYDER, Massanutten Association of REALTORS®

Trish works to empower Virginians with knowledge by volunteering as a Financial Instructor with Virginia Cooperative Extension. Through this organization, Trish is able to serve the Northern Shenandoah Valley Financial Education Program, teaching individuals how to manage their money more effectively. She teaches skills in personal finance, including budgeting, improving credit scores, and reducing debt. This cause is important to Trish, as families who are financially stable are better able to meet their housing, social welfare, and healthcare needs, improving the quality of their lives. Trish has volunteered her time, teaching these important lessons since 2016. 

Nominate somebody you know NOW for a 2021 Good Neighbor Award