REALTOR® Spirit Awards

REALTOR® Spirit Award

Many of our members of the Long Island Board of REALTORS® (LIBOR) selflessly donate their time, energy and funds to help improve the lives of others in need, or to help advance a cause or mission that is close to their heart. 

The REALTOR® Spirit Award celebrates and recognizes these remarkable members who have made a positive impact on their community and gifts the organization through which they volunteer time and talents.

Through the REALTOR® Spirit Award, one winner will receive a $5,000 grant for their community cause. The recipient will also receive: two tickets to attend the Long Island Board of REALTORS® Annual Installation Gala held in December; local exposure on all LIBOR communication channels, social assets and other real estate media.

The REALTOR® Spirit Award was launched in 2006 and has since recognized more than 50 REALTORS® for their outstanding commitment to community service. REALTOR® Spirit Award charities have received more than $60,000 in donations. In addition, each winner receives local publicity, which generates additional donations and inspires new volunteers to get involved and make their communities a better place to live.

The award was created by LIBOR's Public Relations committee as part of the "We're More than REALTORS®..." (WMTR) campaign, which supports numerous organizations, philanthropic programs and charitable efforts across Long Island and throughout the world.

REALTOR® Spirit Award entries must be received by August 1, 2024. 


Past REALTOR® Spirit Awards Recipients

  • Shamim Ahmed – The Optimists Inc.
  • Keiko Aikawa – 114th Civilian Observation Patrol
  • Vincent Alessi - Long Beach Latino Civic Association
  • 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
  • Laura Copersino - The Daniel Copersino Foundation
  • 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
  • Ray Manzoni - ALS Ride for Life
  • 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.
  • KC Nabaraj - College Point Civic and Taxpayers Association
  • 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
  • Natasha Williams - Impactful Lives
  • 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