The recipient of the 2020 Community Outreach Award for a REALTOR® member is Dawn Marie Rapaport.
Dawn Marie is a passionate advocate for our homeless community. In 2008, she formed Homeless Engaging Lift Partnership (HELP).
The mission of the partnership is to change the cycle of
homelessness through our children & provide immediate aid and comfort; advance
education for those who have found themselves homeless; promote awareness; and
create action in our community.
Dawn Marie and her
partnership have exceeded that mission by:
the Helpsnackz program which provides snacks to students experiencing homelessness
identified through school districts’ homeless liaisons.
When schools closed, the Helpsnackz program pivoted to
include help for whole families since school lunches would no longer be
donations for and assembling of over 800 back packs to be donated to homeless
at networking and social events to promote and raise funds for the partnership.
members into the elite 100 which are corporate sponsorships of $100/month.
countless hours serving on the board of directors for the partnership.
The recipient of the 2020 Community Outreach Award for a Local Association is WeSERV
This year’s Local Association recipient
of the Community Outreach Award is WeSERV for their charity work raising funds
and collecting donations for the Arizona
Food Bank Network.
The Arizona Food Bank is a private nonprofit
serving five regional food banks and a network of nearly 1,200 food
pantries. The Arizona Food Bank was
instrumental in the development of a statewide gleaning project, and advocacy
efforts that have brought out beneficial state and federal legislation for
member food banks and the citizens they serve.
WeSERV has contributed to the Arizona Food
a virtual food drive by email and social media.
a membership challenge to raise $5,000 for the Food Bank in June 2020. This goal was exceeded and over $15,490 was
donated to the Food Bank.
This donation allowed the Food Bank to
feed over 2,200 Arizona citizens. And,
the donation link for the Arizona Food Bank is still live on the WeSERV website.
The recipients of the 2020 Tyler Strout Vision Award are James and Beth Adams
“Congratulations on receiving the Tyler Strout vision award. It has been a privilege to have worked with you since you started your careers in real estate in 2003.
In less than 20 years, you have both served at the local, state and national level, and what a pleasure to have Beth as the youngest Sedona Verde Valley Association President in 2009, followed by James serving as President in 2017. The two of you are committed to the real estate industry and sharing your time and expertise with fellow REALTORS® in your community, around Arizona, and around the country. What a blessing to have a husband and wife team so dedicated and who truly enjoy what they do!”
Kim King Executive Vice President, Sedona Verde Valley Association of REALTORS®
“As Beth is a past chair of the Arizona REALTORS® Risk Management Committee, I have had the pleasure of working closely with her for a number of years. Throughout that time, Beth’s knowledge of the industry and commitment to serving the needs of all Arizona REALTORS ® never failed to impress me. Despite her full-time jobs as a mom and practicing REALTOR®, she was incredibly engaged, always accessible, and very responsive. To say the least, this award is well deserved!
Scott Drucker, Esq.Assistant CEO & General Counsel, Arizona REALTORS®
“It has been such a pleasure working with James over the years. He is dedicated, smart and always willing to give back and share his knowledge along with his funny wit. Never a dull moment with James around.”
Mimi LundyDesignated Broker, Realty One Group Mountain Desert
“James and Beth are talented professionals who think outside the box and are always open to sharing their innovative ideas. They truly exemplify the purpose of this award, by being prepared for their volunteer obligations and exhibiting high standards when working with association staff and colleagues.”
Christina SmallsDirector of Operations, Arizona REALTORS®
“I have known these honorees for over 13 years. Their commitment to our industry and our community has elevated us all in how they show up, their tireless dedication to do their best and help us all be better. Plus, when you’re around these winners, their passion for life and this business is infectious. I’m proud to work side by side with them.”
Holly MaberyDesignated Broker, EXP Realty
The recipient of the 2020 Arthur G. Crozier Distinguished Service Award is Lori Doerfler
“Lori Doerfler represents honor, respect, ethics, and heart. She is a beautiful person inside and out. Her laugh and smile bring warmth to a room. When she believes in something – you know it!
I love her true kind nature; she is always a pleasure to be around because she makes everyone feel like they make a difference, they matter, and they are important. She never forgets to say thank you. Today, I say, ‘Thank you for your service,’ for being you, an amazing person and leader.”
Laura Tarin Lake Havasu Association of REALTORS®, Chief Executive Officer
“As leaders, we should all have eyes and hearts like Lori. Her eyes never cease to see the good in all people even when they cannot see it themselves and the rest of us are skeptical. Her heart never ceases to genuinely love and care for anyone lucky enough to be led by her. I am a better leader and human from having had the fortune of serving alongside the class act of Lori.”
Paula Monthofer Past President, Arizona REALTORS®
“I’ve had the pleasure of knowing and working with Lori for the last 17 years. Her desire to serve truly comes from her heart. She is there at a moment’s notice to help when the need arises. She is the definition of integrity and professionalism. I’m so grateful to call her my friend! Thank you for your service Lori!
Mimi Lundy Realty One Group Mountain Desert, Designated Broker
“Lori is a genuine, honest and compassionate realtor, friend and leader! She is the first to step up and get involved, and always goes above and beyond in everything she does. She truly listens to people. And in her own unique and gentle way, she inspires everyone around her. She is beautiful inside and out.”
Marci SlaterProfessional & Business Development Committee, 2017 Chair
“I am so honored to have had the opportunity to serve with Lori over the years. She is a thoughtful leader who always has the members best interests at heart.
From her willingness to serve the association at so many levels to her passion for professionalism, Lori clearly displays what “distinguished service” means – a tireless and meaningful commitment that has had a positive and lasting impact on the Arizona REALTORS® and its members. Thank you for your service Lori.”
The recipient of the 2020 Frank Dickens Excellence in Education Award is Mandy Neat
While we received very worthy nominations, one stood out. This nominee continues to be heavily involved in the realtor organization at every level, enabling her to share her knowledge of the industry to help others thrive in their business.
She was great at telling stories to help us relate to the topic being discussed and was great at keeping the class engaged.
She is great at keeping information fun and engaging.
She used personal examples of concepts we were learning. She engaged with students during breaks to make sure we were really understanding the concepts.
She has a beautiful way of making all attending feel like equals. She educates as well as elevates each person in attendance, even through the zoom format.
Arizona Association of REALTORS®
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