Are you or someone you know doing great work serving the community? We want to hear about it!

The Long Island Board of REALTORS®, Inc. (LIBOR) REALTOR® Spirit Award recognizes REALTORS® who have made an extraordinary impact on their community, or on the national or world stage, through volunteer work charitable efforts, youth related or other activities that demonstrate outstanding commitment to community service.

The REALTOR® Spirit Award program has been designed to showcase all the good that REALTORS® are doing throughout the year. REALTORS® will be selected on a bimonthly basis to receive up to $1,000 donation to the charity / organization / program of their choice. The recipients will be spotlighted in the corresponding issue of "The REALTOR®," on all social media venues and a press release will be generated to all local media. This is a perfect way to get exposure, promotion and funds to an upcoming fundraising event for a charity that is near and dear to your heart.

The REALTOR® Spirit Awards was launched in 2006 and has since recognized more than 50 REALTORS® for their service to their communities. REALTOR® Spirit Award charities have received more than $35,000 in donations. In addition, each winner receives local publicity, which generates additional donations and inspires new volunteers to get involved. The award was created by LIBOR's Public Relations committee as part of the "We're More than Realtors..." (WMTR) campaign, which supports numerous programs and charitable community organizations.

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Past REALTOR® Spirit Awards Recipients

  • Shamim Ahmed – The Optimists Inc.
  • Keiko Aikawa – 114th Civilian Observation Patrol
  • Matthew Arnold – Children’s Bereavement Program
  • Linda Bonarelli-Lugo - Animal Response and Rescue Coalition
  • Carol Bromm – Boatsies Boxes
  • Nicole Burke – STW Advocacy for At Risk Youth, Inc.
  • Frank Butz – Hampton Bays Lions Club
  • Peter Demidovich – The Huntington Historical Society
  • Frank Edwards – Mather Memorial Hospital
  • Elisa Eletto – Fay J. Lindner Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities
  • Elizabeth Gittens – American Cancer Society
  • Melissa Gomez – Muscular Dystrophy Association, LI Chapter
  • Jo Greene – Long Island Cares the Harry Chapin Food Bank
  • Susan Helsinger – Jason F. Gruen Research Foundation
  • Philip Laffey – Easter Seals
  • David Legaz - Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Svetlana Levitin – World of Women Immigrants
  • Pat Levitt – Diabetes Research Institute
  • Susan McCarthy - Meals on Wheels Association of the Moriches
  • Edward McKay – Lighthouse of Deliverance
  • Debra Metz – Kyle Sports For Special Needs Program with the Mastic Sports Club
  • Dorothy Mezic – Visiting Nurse Service & Hospice of Suffolk 
  • Mary Ann Murphy – Kids Need Us, Inc.
  • Queens North Shore Chapter – Street Life Ministries of Flushing
  • Angela Parisi – The Brentwood Foundation
  • Seth and Louise Pitlake – Katz Institute for Women's Health and Katz Women's Hospital
  • Nigel Rose – Contractors for Kids
  • Curt Salke – Open Gate Association
  • Marge Sammis on behalf of Mary Sammis – Habitat for Humanity Suffolk County
  • Moses Seuram – ATS Memorial Fund
  • Joe Sinnona –  Camp A.N.C.H.O.R (Answering the Needs of Citizens with Handicaps through Organized Recreation)
  • Jose Sola – Rolling Thunder Special Needs Program
  • Tony Smith – National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Mary Stanco – Women Without Nothing and Dress for Success
  • Neil Sterrer – Jason F. Gruen Research Foundation
  • Kendra Stryska – Michael Stryska Scholarship Foundation
  • Frank and Marilyn Urso – Homes for our Homecoming Heroes Inc.
  • Laura Prince Vomvos – Tidings for Teens and Tweens outreach program
  • Margaret Wagner – Broad Channel Athletic Club
  • Belinda Wiseman – Oyster Bay Chabad
  • Donna Wolfe – Boys and Girls Club of Bellport
  • Willie Mae Wyatt – Greenhope Services for Woman
  • Adele Ziminski – The Retreat
  • The Suffolk North Shore Chapter - The Sunrise Fund