Good Neighbor Award

Applications for the 2023 Mainstreet Good Neighbor Award are now closed.

Know a REALTOR® you would like to nominate? Download the nominating form below.


Do you know a Good Neighbor?

Mainstreet Good Neighbor Award winners demonstrate astonishing dedication to continually improving their communities though philanthropic efforts. They receive a personalized charitable contribution to an organization they volunteer with.


Contact Kim McCoy at or 630.324.8462.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Nominees must be a Mainstreet member in good standing.
  2. Nominees will 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, or homelessness prevention, for example.
  3. Nominees will have made a significant contribution of personal time.  
  4. Nominees will be judged on their 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 must 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.

Nomination Procedures:

REALTORS® may nominate themselves, may be nominated by another Mainstreet member, or be nominated by the community organization they serve. Do you know a Mainstreet member who is volunteering for an organization in your community, but you do not have enough information to fill out our application? Fill out a nomination form for them! Click here and complete the official nomination form. If you are applying for yourself, you can complete the Good Neighbor Award application here

All entries shall become the property of Mainstreet 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 website. The recipient will be recognized at the annual installation of Officers & Directors.
  • The recipient will be notified by telephone and mail.

New This Year! 

Mainstreet is excited to announce that the award amount has increased! Starting this year, winners will receive:

First Place - $3,000

Second Place - $2,000

Third Place - $1,000


2022 Award Recipients

Traci Perez - $2,000 to Angels on the Moon

Bill Guest - $1,000 to Friends of Freya 

Kinga Korpacz - $500 to Legion of Young Polish Women


2021 Award Recipients

Robert Petranek - $2,000 to Friends for Downers Grove Township Seniors 

Kristi Gorski - $1,000 to Bridge Communities 

Norman Gann - $500 to Lake County Responds for Veterans


2020 Award Recipients

Quin O'Brien - $2,000 to Northern Illinois Food Bank

Sharmi Trivedi - $1,000 to Seniors Need Help, Corp

Corvi Pavlis - $500 to Rest in His Arms


2019 Award Recipients

Dale Taylor - $2,000 to South Suburban P.A.D.S.

Tina Abbatecola - $1,000 to Lake County Responds for Veterans

Linda Dressler - $500 to Community Nutrition Network & Senior Services Association


2018 Award Recipients

Liane Luckett - $2,000 to Midwest BBQ for the Brave

Nicole Tudisco - $1,000 to Jarrett Payton Foundation

Cally Larson - $500 to Plainfield Police K-9 Memorial


2017 Award Recipients 

Jina Boerman - $2,000 to West Suburban Community Pantry

Joan Wayman - $1000 to Rotary Club of Darien

Karen Irace - $500 to US Marine Corps Toys for Tots


2016 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 Award Recipients

Michael Lescher - $1,000 to Promote Fox Lake

Brenda Walden - $500 to Habitat for Humanity

Dale Taylor - $250 to South Suburban P.A.D.S.


2014 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 Award Recipients

Dale Taylor - $1,000 to South Suburban Pads

Cindy Eich - $500 to REALTORS® Against Homelessness

Gary Leavenworth - $250 to Singing for Seniors