Community Service Award

Spotlighting REALTORS® for Their Commitment to Communities

​The Mainstreet Community Service Award recognizes REALTORS® who have made an extraordinary commitment to improving the quality of life in their communities through their volunteer work. Each year the winner(s) will receive a contribution, in their name, to a charity or organization of their choice.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Nominees must be members of MORe in good standing.
  2. Nominees should have contributed to a program that improves the livability of a local community. Those activities aren’t limited to real estate or housing issues, and may include such things as crime prevention, youth mentoring and homelessness prevention.
  3. Nominees should have made a significant contribution of personal time.  
  4. Nominees will be judged on level of personal contribution, impact of personal contribution, broadness of impact, and the project’s suitability as a role model for other REALTORS®.
  5. The award is intended to recognize individual contributions, not company wide efforts.  
  6. Nominees should be able to document the results of their individual involvement through published reports and/or testimonials from the organization they served or the people they helped.
Questions? Contact Mary Steed at or 630.324.8432.


Nomination Procedures:

REALTORS® may nominate themselves or may be nominated by another MORe member or the community organization they serve. To enter, complete and submit the official nomination form including attachments. 
All entries shall become the property of MORe and will not be returned.
  • Nominee entry information will not be given to anyone outside of the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS®.
  • Nominees must sign an affidavit of eligibility and be willing to be interviewed, photographed, and featured
    on the Association’s web site. The recipient will be recognized at the annual Installation of Officers & Directors.
  • The recipient will be notified by telephone and mail.

2017 Mainstreet Community Service Award Recipients

Jina Boerman - West Suburban Community Pantry

Joan Wayman - Rotary Club of Darien

Karen Irace - US Marine Corps Toys for Tots

2016 Mainstreet Community Service Award Recipients

Jack Persin - $2,000 to Naperville Responds to Our Veterans
Beth Kaim - $1,000 to Elk Grove Leo's Club
Robert Lindemann - $500 to St. Baldrick's Foundation in West Dundee

2015 Mainstreet Community Service Award Recipients

Michael Lescher - $1,000 to Promote Fox Lake

Brenda Walden - $500 to Habitat for Humanity

Dale Taylor - $250 to South Suburban Pads

2014 Mainstreet Community Service Award Recipients

Joe Kenny - $1,000 to First United Methodist Church - Homeless Ministry

Richard Dunn - $500 to First United Methodist Church - Welcome Center

Gary Leavenworth - $250 to Lombard Town Centre

2013 Mainstreet Community Service Award Recipients

Dale Taylor - $1,000 to South Suburban Pads

Cindy Eich - $500 to REALTORS® Against Homelessness

Gary Leavenworth - $250 to Singing for Seniors